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Find the support and inspiration you need at VIU.

At VIU, your personal success is at the very core of your experience – simply put, you matter here. That means you’ll find guidance and encouragement that will make all the difference in helping you get where you want to go – from the first steps you take in applying, to graduation,  to discovering your future career path, we are right here beside you.

Erin Fulcher, a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture student, taking water samples

Erin Fulcher

I chose VIU due to the smaller class sizes and the reputation that the school and the fisheries program have. I know now that I made the right decision as I feel like the professors at VIU truly care about my success and it is obvious that they are invested in their students. The amount of applicable experience that I have gained in the program is pretty amazing and it is giving me a wide range of skills from caring for fish to rearing larval organisms such as sea urchins. There is a lot of hands on learning and although sometimes it feels like a lot to handle and can be tedious, all these skills can be applied to a future career.

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Find a program that's right for you.

You will find many options to create your future path at VIU! With 120+ programs – from bachelor’s to master’s degrees, to trades and technical training, to diplomas and certificates and upgrading courses that will prepare you for university studies, you’ll have plenty of choices to begin the journey to your new career and the next step in your life’s big adventure.

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We can help, from exploring your options to admissions to career-building.

At each point along your journey at VIU, there is always someone who can assist the process.  Get connected with a Recruiter to help you learn about our programs. The decisions are yours –we’ll work to answer all the questions you have, and we can connect you to resources and information to help you move forward in the steps to becoming a university student.

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Funding and support keep you on track.

We’re here to help open the door to university for you. VIU’S friendly Advisors will show you how to access student loans, how to budget and manage your time while working and studying, and how to navigate through the process of applying. This year, $3 million will be awarded to students, in scholarships, bursaries and awards to help them meet their educational goals.

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Say hello to new friends and experiences.

You’ll find a comfortable and welcoming place to call home in VIU Student Residences, making the transition to university life a lot easier. The caring staff provides an environment that will help you get down to your studies and balance academic life with plenty of great activities in your new community. Ask our Recruiters about the First-Year Guarantee for VIU Residences and about the optional meal plan available to all students. Additional off-campus housing opportunities are also available.

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Faculty are your champions for success.

Caring, attentive and encouraging faculty are behind you every step of the way to help you face the challenges of university studies. With small class sizes and support when you need it, there are plenty of opportunities for your potential and individual interests to be recognized. You will be more than a student number, as faculty guide your success and help you achieve the dreams and goals you have for your future.

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Nanaimo Campus - Future Students

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Explore our beautiful Nanaimo campus.

Come visit us and get a feel for what it means to matter here at VIU. Build a customized visit to our Nanaimo campus and see first-hand what it’s like to be a student here. You can tour the campus, sit in on a class, meet with faculty, and book an appointment with a recruiter to go over your options, and there is much, much more.

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