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KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is an innovative, transformative and ambitious institution that has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for over 30 years. KPU is committed to offering programs that are rich in meaningful, memorable and highly marketable experiences for students through the unique combination of rigorous academic challenges and applied learning opportunities. KPU is home to one of the biggest undergraduate schools of business in Western Canada, highly specialized and unique design programs in the Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design, research institutes dedicated to sustainable agriculture and food systems, and the most technologically advanced trades and technology training facility in Canada. KPU provides an exceptional learning environment, reinforced by small classes, supportive educational environments and engaged faculty.

Established in 1981 by the Province of British Columbia, KPU became a university in 2008. The university draws its name from the Kwantlen First Nation, whose traditional territory extends throughout the region. In the spirit of the word Kwantlen, which means “tireless runner,” KPU is tirelessly expanding its educational programs, hands-on learning opportunities and campus spaces

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STUDENT ENROLMENT

Full-time (undergraduates)
8,990

Part-time (undergraduates)
3,210

Source: Kwantlen Polytechnic University (2016 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)

TUITION FEES

CANADIAN STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,089

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$16,830

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2016-17).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.