Vancouver IslandUniversity


Study in Canada at Vancouver Island University


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.

We are here to support our current and future students during the global COVID-19 situation. 

COVID-19 International Student Update

2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award Finalist

VIU 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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Life on Vancouver Island
Admission Requirements at VIU for International Students
Transfer Credits for International Students
Current Student Presentation -  journey from graduating high school to arriving in Nanaimo.