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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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.

COVID-19 International Student Update

Mild weather all year

Safe & affordable community

Close to nature & urban hubs

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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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Programs

IAS Tutoring

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. 

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Student Life & 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! 

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Harnessing the power of the poop loop

Jenni [pronounced Yenni] Ottilie Keppler says she’s always felt a “personal calling towards the west coast of North America,” and a desire to conduct research...

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Taking her education global with international internships

Gabrielle Hayashi Santos has been interested in the topic of internationalizing education ever since she was in high school.It’s an interest that led the...

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How do I tailor my resumé to a specific job?

One of the questions I get asked frequently is how to best tailor a resumé to a specific job to increase the chances of getting called for an interview.Think...

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International Recruitment

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International Education

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