COVID-19 Important Notice

For the latest study abroad program updates related to COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 FAQs for Outbound Study Abroad Students page. 

One of the benefits of studying abroad with one of our exchange partners is that you continue to pay your tuition fees for the semester abroad to Capilano University. Once selected, you pay:

  • Study Abroad Fee: $375 for a fall or spring term exchange / $250 for a short summer term.
  • Tuition Fees for 12 upper-level credits: This is the tuition fee and tuition surcharge specific to your program of study.
  • Incidental Fees for the term excluding the U-Pass.
  • Nominal fees may be charged by the host university such as student club fee or student transit fee.

You will also need to budget for travel and living expenses, such as airfare, accommodations, visa processing, medical costs, health and other insurance. Please review some of our returning student reports to give you an idea of how to budget, cost of living and any unexpected costs while abroad.

To help ease these costs, consider applying for one of the many financial awards or scholarships available to CapU students.

External Awards

These Study Abroad scholarships are awards, scholarships and grants offered by external organizations for students participating in an international experience as part of their post-secondary education.

The OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) and the BMWF (Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science) award the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences to selected students based on the results of the assessment procedure.

The program is open for applicants from non-EU countries going on exchange to an Austrian University of Applied Sciences for one or two semesters (max. 10 months). Note: An extension of stay is not possible and grants are only awarded to students once.

For details, see OeAD Grants and Scholarships.

Application Process

CapU students selected for exchange to FHWien University of Applied Sciences or Management Center Innsbruck will submit their application for admission to the respected host institution. Once accepted by the host institution, students will then apply through the OeAD for the Ernst Mach Grant.

The British Columbia Study Abroad (BCSA) Consortium is a group of BC post-secondary institutions that work together to encourage students to gain international academic experience by offering short term study abroad programs across disciplines and countries around the world.

Stories from Abroad - $ 1000 British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity

Are you interested in studying abroad? If you are currently enrolled in, or have applied for a study abroad program you may be eligible to apply for the $1000 Stories from Abroad Scholarship.


  • You are currently enrolled at a BCSA Consortium Institution
  • You are currently enrolled in a study abroad program, or have applied to study abroad in a program in the next calendar year (in which case the scholarship will only be awarded upon acceptance into the program of choice)

How to Apply: Download the application from BCSA and email the application requirement materials in one pdf with the subject line reading "Stories from Abroad: British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship Application" to info@bcstudyabroad.ca.

For more information about this British Columbia Study Abroad Scholarship, visit BC Study Abroad Financial Aid.

EDC created the International Business Scholarships because international trade is critical to Canada's economic prosperity and we're dedicated to helping students – the next generation of business leaders – to succeed.

We award up to 30 scholarships annually, 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business, with up to 5 additional scholarships for students in programs which combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award.

The application process starts in November and ends in early February. Scholarships are awarded in spring, and issued in autumn at the start of each academic year.

Please see the EDC International Business Scholarship website for more information.

Ann Karamysh, a CapU Bachelor of Business Administration student, is one of the thirty students who received the 2014 EDC International Business Scholarship.

On June 30, 2020, a decision was taken by the Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society to suspend all of its international scholarship programs indefinitely.

The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society, in partnership with the Victoria Foundation, hosts a suite of international scholarships designed to support students from BC in studying abroad. Successful applicants must clearly demonstrate academic merit as well as significant involvement in their community and/or school.

One World International Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students pursuing study or work abroad programs that either:

  1. carry academic credit recognized by their home institution (These scholarships are valued at $1,000 to $3,500 each.); or
  2. offer an opportunity for experiential learning, usually involving language and/or cultural training, but does not carry academic credit. (These scholarships are valued at $1,000 each.)

Application forms, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found on the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society website.

Please email your completed application package to studyabroad@capilanou.ca.


  • April 1 for Summer and Fall study abroad experiences
  • December 1 for Spring study abroad experiences

Premier's International Scholarship

Premier's International Scholarships of $6,000 to $10,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to students from all regions of the province participating in an international experience of at least three months in length. Successful applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic performance and exemplary community service. Applications should be submitted directly to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

Students must submit their Premier's International Scholarship applications directly to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society.

The submission date for Premier's International Scholarship is May 1 each year. Application forms, application process, and eligibility requirements can be found on the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society website.


  • December 2019: Sara N Nguyen receives the Premier's International Scholarship to study in Germany.
  • September 2015: Cheyanne Kuckein receives the Premier's International Scholarship.
  • September 2014: Eighteen CapU students receive $1,000 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.
  • September 2013: Eighteen CapU students receive $1,000 - $1,500 for the One World Scholarship and Pacific Horizons Scholarship.
  • September 2013: Daniel Dubois, Megan Sadler and Clinton Shard receive $6,000 each for the Premier's International Scholarship.

Internal Awards

CapU administers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and awards each term.

Visit the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards page for the latest information about minimum eligibility criteria, deadline and application requirements.


Have questions?

Centre for International Experience

Study Abroad Office
604 990 7914
Library Building, room LB127

Due to COVID-19, we are currently available via phone, Zoom, Teams or email.