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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
30

Oyster Dissection

Ever wondered what's inside an oyster? Join us via Zoom for an Oyster Dissection! Watch closely as we shuck and dissect an oyster, pointing out their...

Dec
01

Mature Student Information Sessions

If you are aged 19 or older, join us for an information session dedicated to people who are interested in getting further help and advice about starting...

Dec
02

Learning Circle for Indigenous Students

Indigenous students at VIU are invited to attend a Zoom learning circle - $50 honorarium provided. Come to share your story about the gifts, inconsistencies,...

Dec
02

Post Secondary BC Virtual Fair

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

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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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