VIU International students

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International Students

At VIU, we welcome and value the contributions of students from around the world!

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Mild weather all year


Safe & affordable community


Close to nature & urban hubs

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Undergraduate programs

Explore the options available at VIU for undergraduate certificates, diplomas, and degrees.

VIU graduate business students

Graduate programs

Explore the options available at VIU for graduate and post-degree programs.

VIU International English Language Centre students

English language programs

Study English at a university recognized for teaching excellence. Complete your ESL with direct entry to university. 

Tarandeep Kaur International Student

Tarandeep Kaur

I love being a part of this university as I was able to embrace diversity. Class seminars conducted by our professors were invaluable. My professors were with me through thick and thin. I am very thankful to each one of them.

– Tarandeep Kaur, India, Class of 2019, Master of Education Special Education

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Saving an endangered Nanaimo flower

A small flower with yellow and cream petals is on the edge of extinction in Canada and a VIU research team is fighting to save it.Bryan Lamprecht, a VIU...

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Life is more fun with purpose

Brian Yin discovered his passion for education while coaching and mentoring others when he worked as an auditor in New York. He contacted his old high school...

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Integrating AI into classrooms

Working as a high school teacher in India, Harleen Kalra says it was the sudden transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic that first piqued...

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Student Life and Activities

At VIU, we know that students participating in extracurricular activities experience a more fulfilling university life. We encourage you to start out the year right, and join events, events or student life programs that interest you! 

Our international students are valued members of our Vancouver Island University community and we honour your contributions to the VIU family. We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for you. We are here to support our current and future students during the global pandemic.

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International Recruitment

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International Education

Contact us with general inquiries about advising, admissions and more.