Both new and returning international students can apply for some scholarships and awards to help pay for their education.
Step 1. Search the online awards guide
Use our online awards guide to find a full list of the scholarships, bursaries, and awards offered through Capilano University each term.
Awards are available for both new and returning students. Select the "International Students" filter in the award category field to find the ones you may be eligible for.
Note the application deadlines and requirements for each award.
- Athletic Entrance Awards
- Capilano Excellence Scholarships (CAPX)
- Capilano University Graduate Program Entrance Awards
- International Students Entrance Awards
Step 2. Apply online
Step 3. Explore external awards, scholarships, loans and other aid
External awards are offered by organizations and associations outside of Capilano University. While each award is different, some are open to international students.
Loans and grants offered by the Canadian or provincial governments are only available to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants.
If there is a student loan provider in your home country, contact them directly for information about the loan options that may be available to you.
US direct loans
Capilano University has deferment-only status with the US Direct Loan program. Students with previous US federal student loans may be eligible to retain their interest-free status or defer loan payments while studying at CapU. Ask your loan provider for the deferment request form and submit it to Financial Aid and Awards for processing for each term. Your form will be processed within five business days and forwarded to your loan provider.
Capilano University is not designated by the US Department of Education as an eligible foreign school to receive Title IV funding. For this reason we can’t process Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications for new loans under the William D. Ford Direct Loan program.
Private student loans
If you have an unexpected financial emergency, you may be able to access emergency financial aid. See Emergency Funding.
US Department of Veterans Affairs
If you want to receive Veterans Affairs benefits while studying at Capilano University, contact Financial Aid and Awards for more information. The Department of Veterans Affairs has to approve your program of study before you start at CapU for you to receive benefits. This process can take about eight weeks.
Visit the International Students pages for information about additional services and resources available to you at Capilano University.