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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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About the University 🏫

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is among Canada's best polytechnic universities, which means that in addition to academic professionalism, there is also a great focus on hands-on teaching in practice. There are about 20,000 students at KPU, of whom just under a third are international.

Education is based on more than just books that rely on experimental learning opportunities, group work, presentations, and more are frequent during classes. In addition, the curriculum is tailored to labour market needs, and thus made in collaboration with companies and organizations, so that students at KPU always receive relevant quality education.

Class rooms are a maximum of 35 students, which helps to focus on the individual student's learning. The learning environment is put together in such a way that each student is close with the other fellow students, teachers, guest teachers and industry experts. All teachers come from a prestigious background within their field of education.

KPU is divided into 5 campuses, all equipped with facilities such as high-tech labs, studios, modern classrooms, study lounges and a fitness center with the possibility of various activities.

About the city 🌇

Vancouver in Canada can best be described as the globe in a nutshell. How's that? The short answer is that the city simply has everything that a traveling person would like to experience.

Surrounded by coast, sea and the most beautiful mountains, Vancouver is filled with a skyline of glass skyscrapers you usually only see in movies. You would hardly believe it, but in the very same town, you have the opportunity to go to the beach or directly the opposite, namely to ski at some of the city's famous mountains.

Vancouver is not only for those who want a wildly vibrant city life with an amazing skyline, because there is also access to beautiful parks and natural areas where you can enjoy "the scenery" and feel zen with peace of body and mind.

As one of the few North American cities, Vancouver is super bike-friendly with about 1,300 kilometers of bike lanes in the city, which means you can easily get around to various bars, eateries, chinatown and all the incredible places Vancouver has to offer.

Housing 🏡


The Kwantlen Student Association has teamed up with OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING 101 to give students access to a good and free go-to platform in search of student accommodation in Vancouver.

See more about off-campus housing 101 here.

Homestay and shared housing

Homestay schemes allow students to live with a Canadian local family.

The student authentically enters Canadian culture by sharing meals with the host family, participating in family activities, conversations, and establishing acquaintances with people who can make your stay and surroundings a lot easier.

Alternatives can also be to find a larger apartment with roommates that you can share the apartment with and create friendships that will definitely make your stay more enjoyable. If you find homestay or shared accommodation interesting, you should definitely take a look at the links below:

Global Education City

First Choice International Placement Inc


Cypress Accommodations

Harmony Homestay



Alternative housing sites

There are many alternative homes and housing sites in Vancouver. However, it is important to be aware of who you rent from. Make sure to understand the rules and take into account the transport and distance to KPU. Below are links to the alternative pages:

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What the students say

"There is a support system at KPU to help you succeed. There is a thriving community that you can access if you reach out" - Rawia I.

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