Current International Students

This information is for international students. For Canadian (domestic) students, see VIU Students.

International Student Advisors

International Student Services

Services and information for you as an International Student at Vancouver Island University such as advising, immigration, counselling, admissions, finance.  

International Student Services
Accessing your Student Record

Access My Student Record

Most registration services are available in your online student record. You can add or drop courses, update your address or email, see your grades, pay your fees and much more!

My Student Record
Time Table Schedule

Course Timetables

Find the courses you want in the upcoming semester(s). You can search by campus, program area, semester, subject area, or simply type in the name of the course to see all upcoming sections.

Course Timetable
Student Life & Activities

Student Life & Activities

Students participating in at least one extracurricular activity enjoy a more fulfilling university experience. We encourage you to join one activity, event or student life program that interests you!

Student Life & Activities
Working in Canada

Working in Canada

Find out what you need to know about working in Canada as an International Student at Vancouver Island University.  

Working in Canada
Refer a Friend

Refer-a-Friend Program

The International Student Referral Program rewards current and former VIU students for referring new international students to Vancouver Island University.

VIU University Residences


Nanaimo is a diverse community with many different accommodation options to choose from.  It is important to find an option that works best for you, so that you can feel settled and comfortable while completing your studies.

Housing Options