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We’re here to help you on your journey toward becoming a student. That's why we're giving away one $2,500 credit toward Fall 2021 tuition to a new, full-time domestic student. 

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Welcome Indigenous students

Need help taking your next step? Elders, faculty and staff are here to support you – from getting ready for university studies through to graduation day.

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COVID-19 financial aid for students

Are you facing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19? Check out this resource page for a list of supports and relief measures to help you get through this challenging time.

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VIU Quick Facts

Choose a program that fits your passion and curiosity, and gets you ready for a rewarding career.


Join one amazing group of students from across Canada and around the world.


Investment in Nanaimo campus facilities serving students in health, science and trades programs.


Number of students calling VIU Student Housing ‘Home sweet home’.


Study abroad opportunities available to VIU students can take you all over the world.


That’s the value of scholarships, awards and bursaries available to VIU students in 2019-20.


VIU News

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16 Days of Activism Campaign Aims to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

Vancouver Island University organizations spreading awareness to help create a future free from gender-based violence.Orange the world – it’s the message being...

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VIU Introduces Bachelor of Kinesiology Program

VIU professor reflects on the progression of a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree as well as his own evolution as a teacher in the program over the past four...

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VIU Focuses Fundraising Campaign on Helping Students Impacted by Pandemic

The University’s seventh annual Giving Tuesday campaign, which runs from November 16 to December 1, will target supports for students impacted financially and...

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VIU Events

Nov
25

Information Session: Child and Youth Care Program

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families?Turn your passions and dreams into a reality and a rewarding career....

Nov
25

Future Student Parent Night

Are you a parent or guardian of a high school student or young adult interested in attending VIU? Join us at one of our Parent Nights -- and bring along your...

Nov
25

VIU Indigenous Speaker Series

You’re invited! Join us at the sixth annual Indigenous Speakers Series featuring Jesse Wente. Wente is an Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts...

Nov
25

VIU Indigenous Speaker Series

You’re invited! Join us at the sixth annual Indigenous Speakers Series featuring Jesse Wente. Wente is an Anishinaabe writer, broadcaster, speaker and arts...

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Cassandra Twiname, a VIU Bachelor of Science degree student, on a field trip

Cassandra Twiname

“Being from a small town in Northern B.C., coming to VIU was an easy adjustment with its welcoming atmosphere, small class sizes, approachable professors, and beautiful forested campus. The biology program is challenging but has an amazing faculty who have inspired my love for biology and have been there to help me throughout my academic career.”


Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Biology and Psychology 


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