VIU International students

International Student Services Hours

We offer a variety of student services for supporting students with their personal and academic success. Whether you are in the admission process or approaching graduation, this page offers the hours for connecting with your best-suited resource.

If you would like to meet with an international advisor in-person or virtually you can do so.  Click the link below to be taken to our online booking system. 

We encourage you to use our online resources specifically for international students.  If you were not able to find information or have questions, please email Advising.International@viu.ca with your academic or immigration questions, we shall respond to them at the earliest. Remember to provide your full legal name and student number. Learn more about International Advising. 

Academic Advising by Appointment

In order to talk to an advisor please do the following:

  1. Make an appointment for Academic Advising for either In-Person or Zoom.
  2. Once you make the appointment you will receive a confirmation email with the details and the Zoom link if by Zoom.

Immigration Advising by Appointment

In order to talk to an advisor please do the following:

  1. Make an appointment for Immigration Advising for In-Person or Zoom.
  2. Once you make the appointment you will receive a confirmation email with the details and the Zoom link if by Zoom.

Schedule

International Advising

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International Student Admission inquiries regarding ESL, undergraduate, trades, and/or Post-Degree Diploma/Certificate Programs.

International Admissions will provide support services to current international students via email, Zoom, or in person.

  • Questions about Transfer Credit?  Contact Study@viu.ca
  • Questions about Undergraduate or Diploma programs?  Contact: Study@viu.ca
  • Questions about Graduate level programs?  Contact: Masters@viu.ca

We are here to help. Counselling is for both serious and mild mental health and emotional or psychosocial issues. We can support you through distress, relationship troubles, and emotional issues, as well as help you solve or cope with problems or issues that are happening now or ongoing. Big issues or small – we are here to support your personal and academic success. All support is confidential, private, and compassionate.

To meet with a Counsellor please call the Health and Wellness Centre at 250-740-6416. Please have your student number and schedule ready when you call to book your appointment. The Health and Wellness Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am -4pm. Counsellors are available in-person, via Zoom, and over the telephone. Late hours are offered via Zoom on Mondays (until 7pm) and Tuesdays (until 6pm).  

Students can also email Counselling.International@viu.ca to book an appointment. Indicate your name and student number only (the auto-reply from the email will indicate next steps). You will be contacted by International Counselling Services to set up an appointment.

Welcome to International Education!  Please visit our service desk on the second floor of building 255 with any questions you may have, or help needed.  

  • Connecting with the IE Services Team
  • New student /returning student resources
  • Help finding VIU information & support services
  • Navigating community services & resources

In- person Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm

Phone 250-740-3615 or Email Support.International@viu.ca

Note: we are closed weekends and statutory holidays