Capilano University


Requirements for International Students

Capilano University is a "home away from home" for more than 2,500 international students from 80 countries around the world, supported by a team of dedicated international education professionals who guide students throughout the CapU experience.

If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must take one of the following English language assessment tests: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); ELA (English Language Assessment Test); Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System); CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test); PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English – Academic). Minimum requirements are on the Admissions web page.

View more international student information on the Capilano website.

English Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL 83 (internet), 560 (paper)
ELA 145
IELTS (academic) 6.5 overall, no one score less than 6
LPI Level 4 with an essay score of 26

Other ways to meet the language requirements:

Procedure for International Students

Step 1. Check the admission requirements

Before you apply, check to make sure you meet the admission requirements for the program you’ve chosen.

Use the BC Transfer Guide to see if you have credits that cover a prerequisite or count toward your program.

Step 2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program

Check the specific program page for application and document deadlines.

Step 3. Complete and submit your application

All students apply online through the link to EducationPlanner.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September

Applications for admission for Fall term (September) can be submitted commencing early October; 11 months prior to the intended intake. Applications for admission for Spring term (January) can be submitted commencing early February; 11 months prior to the intended intake. There are however, early application deadlines for specific programs. For these application dates refer to the program website at The application fee is $50 for new domestic applicants and anyone applying for readmission, and $135 (plus a deposit) for new international applicants. If you're a new international student applying to Capilano University for the first time, you need to pay a one-time $5,000 deposit. This deposit will be applied against your international tuition fees once you've registered in courses at the University.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on May 29, 2024