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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University Programs

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

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. 

The High School at VIU

High School at VIU

The High School at Vancouver Island University offers the independence and flexibility of learning on a university campus with access to university facilities. 

Sanchit Mittal

Sanchit Mittal

When I first came to VIU, I was worried that I might find myself alone and unable to navigate the Canadian academic system. However, the professors and staff at VIU allayed my concerns. The MBA program was definitely a life changing experience for me. It was not just about upgrading my professional qualifications. It was an experience that consisted of challenging myself, discovering myself, and growing my global network of professional and personal connections.

– Sanchit Mittal, India, Class of 2019, Master of Business Administration

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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.