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About Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus

Vancouver Island University is an internationally acclaimed university that hosts more than 14,500 students, out of which more than 2000 students are from over 85 different countries of the world and has four campuses, the main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Parksville-Qualicum, Duncan and Powell River. VIU is a public post-secondary institution, is acclaimed as a center of excellence for applied research, teaching and learning and has been producing par excellence graduates that meet the demands of the employers in Canada as well as the world. 

Vancouver Island University fosters strong connection amongst the communities, the success of its students and international collaborations to help its regional, national and international students and offers an intellectually stimulating and enriched environment for the students to discover their potential and excel both in life and learning. 

Scholarship

VIU World-Wide Entrance Scholarships

  • Number:¬†Maximum 20 each year
  • Amount:¬†$2,000 each
  • Criteria:¬†Provided annually to exceptional new long-term academic undergraduate student applicants (not one semester Education Abroad or Exchange students). Students who come to VIU for ESL with conditional acceptance into an undergraduate program will be considered for these scholarships. Awarded to up to 20 of the top applicants entering in the Fall semester based on entering grades from submitted transcripts. No application necessary.

British Columbia High School International Excellence Entrance Scholarship

  • Number:¬†Maximum 3 each year
  • Amount:¬†$1,000 per year for up to 4 years of Academic study
  • Criteria:¬†All International student applicants who have applied to attend VIU in their graduating year from a British Columbia High School with a Dogwood Certificate. Highest average in combined marks of English 12 (combined provincial and school mark), social Studies 11 and Math 11 (Principles or applications). Awarded as a tuition credit at Vancouver Island University in their second academic semester. No application necessary. Awarding of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year scholarships is dependent on retention of a GPA of 3 or better.

The High School at Vancouver Island University International Excellence Award

  • Number:¬†Minimum 2 each year
  • Amount:¬†$1,000 each
  • Criteria:¬†Awarded to international student graduates of The High School at Vancouver Island University recognizing outstanding achievement in their final academic year of studies. No application necessary, awarded as a tuition credit at Vancouver Island University.¬†

VIU International Undergraduate Regional Scholarships

  • Number:¬†Seven each year
  • Amount:¬†$5,000 ($2,500 awarded for the first year of study and $2,500 for the second year)
  • 2018 Regions:
    • China¬†- 1 scholarship
    • India¬†- 1 scholarship
    • Eastern Europe/CIS*¬†- 1 scholarship
    • Africa¬†- 1 scholarship
    • Latin America¬†-¬†1 scholarship
    • ASEAN **¬†- 1 scholarship
    • Open¬†- 1 scholarship. The open scholarship is available to students from any nation outside of the countries already identified in the other Regional Scholarships.
  • Criteria:¬†The scholarships are awarded to International students applying for entry into the first year of an undergraduate academic program. The award is based upon the entered grades from submitted High School transcripts. No application is necessary.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Entrance Scholarship
Full Program Scholarships

  • Number:¬†Maximum 3 per year
  • Amount:¬†$1,000 per year for up to 4 years of Academic study
  • Criteria:¬†Open to all International students who have graduated with an IB diploma. Selection is based upon highest average of combined marks from an IB school. Awarded as a tuition credit at Vancouver Island University in their second academic semester. No application necessary. Awarding of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year scholarships is dependent on retention of a GPA of 3 or better.

Entry Scholarships

  • Number:¬†All IB Diploma holders receive this scholarship.
  • Amount:¬†$1,000 each for the first year of study
  • Criteria: New International student graduates with an IB diploma. Awarded as a tuition credit at Vancouver Island University in their second academic semester. No application necessary.

British Columbia Offshore School Entrance Scholarship

  • Number:¬†Maximum 2 each year
  • Amount:¬†$1,000 each
  • Criteria:¬†All international student graduates from BC Offshore schools are eligible. The awards will be given to the two students with the highest combined scores on any two Grade 12 provincially examinable courses excluding their first language. Awarded as a tuition credit at Vancouver Island University in their second academic semester. No application necessary.
  • For further information please go through¬†https://international.viu.ca/international-student-scholarships-and-awards

Vancouver International University offers its students numerous bursaries, awards, scholarships and other financial aids that not only help students with their finances and also provides them the deserving applause for their outstanding performance.

  • Helen Brown Book Prize
  • Bygone Books Award for History
  • William Barraclough History Scholarship
  • Dan Hawthorne Sports History Prize
  • Karr History Scholarship
  • Chuck Hee Wong Memorial Award
  • Robert Ross Memorial Scholarship
  • British Columbia Historical Association Scholarship
  • Burnaby Historical Society Scholarship
  • Margaret Ormsby Essay Prize
  • W. Kaye Lamb Essay Scholarships
  • Effie Galena Kilpatrick Scholarship



Facts & Figures

  • 1969

    Year of Establishment

  • 15000

    Total Students

  • 3300

    International Students

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Business & Management

Certificate in Office Administration - (Accounting Assistant)

Unlock your full potential as an executive office administrator. The VIU Applied Business Technology Certificate Program offers specialties as an Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant and ...

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10 month

Duration

$ 22860

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Business & Management

Certificate in Office Administration - (Administrative Assistant)

Unlock your full potential as an executive office administrator. The VIU Applied Business Technology Certificate Program offers specialties as an Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant and ...

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10 month

Duration

$ 22860

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Public Safety and Legal Studies

Certificate in Office Administration - (Legal Administrative Assistant)

Unlock your full potential as an executive office administrator. The VIU Applied Business Technology Certificate Program offers specialties as an Accounting Assistant, Administrative Assistant and ...

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10 month

Duration

$ 22860

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Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth care

It starts with the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care program and ends with your positive mark on the lives of children and teens. Make a positive difference in the lives of young people with...

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48 month

Duration

$ 17400

Tuition

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Hospitality, Tourism, Wellness Leisure & Sports

Bachelor of Tourism Management (Co-op)

The Bachelor of Tourism Management program is a continuation of the knowledge developed through the hospitality, tourism, and outdoor recreation diploma programs. With community-based projects and ...

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48 month

Duration

$ 19227

Tuition

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Marine Sciences

Post Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture

This is a very popular program for students that already have a B.Sc. in a related biological/environmental science. Students take applied, lab-oriented courses in fisheries and aquaculture. These ...

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12 month

Duration

$ 16680

Tuition

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Business & Management

Post Degree Diploma in Business Studies

Vancouver Island University's Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies (PDDB) is a 1 year post-degree program which provides an opportunity for students who already possess an undergraduate degree t...

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12 month

Duration

$ 19050

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Business & Management

Graduate Certificate in Business

The GCIB is a fast paced, intense, integrated, full-time, cohort based program. Depending on graduating grade point average, successful graduates can move onto a Faculty of Management graduate dipl...

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12 month

Duration

$ 21879

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Computer Science & IT

Advanced Diploma in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applications

Strengthen your employment opportunities in the expanding field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications with VIU’s Advanced GIS diploma program. Almost every field of study has a spati...

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8 month

Duration

$ 17400

Tuition

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Business & Management

Graduate Diploma in International Trade

The Graduate Diploma in International Trade is an integrated, graduate level cohort-based program with a specialization in international trade management. Students will be immersed in the core theo...

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12 month

Duration

$ 20850

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Admissions Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Vancouver Island University

  • International students are considered on case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

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