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Win a $2,500 tuition prize!

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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VIU Student Recognized for Supporting Community

Vantaishia Tommy, who recently won a citizenship award for community service and commitment to her studies, is focused on helping animals when she graduates....

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Alum of the Month: Ron Brash

A passion for tinkering with computer programs and designing web pages led Ron Brash to start his first year of VIU’s Information Technology and Applied...

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Update on Spring 2021 term (beginning January)

Dear VIU Community,  As the fall term is now underway, we wanted you to know what VIU’s plans are for the Spring term...

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VIU Events


Post Secondary BC Virtual Fair

Join us in October for a live fair event open to everyone. Register and participate on the day the fair is live. After each live fair event, registered...



We all know that hybrid learning has completely changed what it is like to be a student right now, and that there are many unique challenges that each of you...


Priorities, Energy and Time Management

Today's priorities give me focus. Knowing my values helps me order my priorities.On a daily basis, do you know what is important and what is urgent and do you...


VIU Elders-in-Residence workshop

Elders-in-Residence provide counselling, support and guidance to students, faculty and staff at VIU. You will often hear the students referring to the Elders...

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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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