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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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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 Partners with Community to Remember Fallen Soldiers

VIU video memorial that honours Nanaimo soldiers’ contributions to the First and Second World Wars to be displayed across the city.A unique video memorial...

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WorldVIU Days Showcases Culture in Series of Virtual Events

WHAT: 11th annual WorldVIU Days WHEN: Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6, 2020 WHERE: Various virtual online events including Facebook live and...

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VIU and NIC Launch Work-Integrated Learning Hub

The new hub, which aims to create new, mutually beneficial opportunities for students and employers north of the Malahat, includes a partnership with Mitacs...

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VIU Events

Oct
30

Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students in Distress Workshop for VIU Employees

The middle of the semester is upon us and student stress and distress can be high! Online learning and other impacts of COVID-19 is increasing the challenge...

Oct
30

Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students in Distress

The middle of the semester is upon us and student stress and distress can be high! Online learning and other impacts of COVID-19 are increasing the challenge...

Nov
02

See Your Future - Education & Career Fair

Geared towards high school students located in Saskatchewan this virtual fair is free and includes an interactive VIU display booth, presentations, information...

Nov
02

Connected Creations

Join via Zoom for a fun and simple art lesson that will allow you to refine a new skill and connect with other students to create something uniquely you. No...

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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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