Important notice: From 6 AM PST on Saturday, January 19 to 6 AM on Monday, January 21, 2019 the international application form will be unavailable due to network wide maintenance.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please do not submit applications during this time. The application form will be live again at 6 AM PST, Monday, January 21, 2019. 

Vancouver Island University is a student-centred community where excellence in learning is the primary goal. We welcome and value the contributions of students from around the world who create the rich cultural tapestry on our campuses. Our faculty and students gain valuable international experience through engagement in innovative projects and partnerships worldwide. Our vision is shaped by the ideals of a just, equitable and sustainable global community.


2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award FinalistVIU is honoured to be named a finalist in the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognizes and celebrates an institution-wide commitment to the pursuit of teaching excellence. VIU is one of 17 finalists shortlisted from applications from more than 40 countries, and one of just two universities in Canada to make the list.


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Vancouver Island University International - WorldVIU
Bannock & Naan "Indian" Night at VIU
Student testimonials - The High School at Vancouver Island University
Libary Tour - Vancouver Island University International - WorldVIU

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