Capilano University
British Columbia, Canada
Founded 1968
Total Students 12700


Capilano University was founded by the school boards and residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Howe Sound through a referendum in 1968.Capilano University (CapU) is a teaching-focused public university based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, nestled in a natural forested setting on the slopes of the North Shore Mountains, with programming that also serves the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and the Sunshine Coast (British Columbia).We welcome international students, with the programs and support to make your studies at Capilano University memorable and successful.Minutes from CapU’s main campus in North Vancouver, B.C., you’ll find hiking and mountain biking trails, secret beaches and world-class ski resorts with spectacular views of the Vancouver skyline. Yet, you’re only 30 minutes away from Vancouver’s vibrant shopping, restaurants, and arts and culture scene.We’re a public university that is fully accredited by both the Government of British Columbia (Canada) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (USA). We’re also recognized by British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance [EQA] designation, which is Canada's first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education.


  • Conditional Offer Letters
  • Work While Studying
  • Post Graduation Work Permit
  • On Campus Housing