Length: 13 or 9 weeks
Location Offered: Nanaimo Campus

For students who want to pursue graduate studies in Canada, and have met the academic entry requirements for a VIU Master's program.

Program Details


  • 13 week semester:
    • 20 hours per week
    • Three start dates per year (September, January, May)
  • 9 week semester: 
    • 26 hours per week
  • 20 hours per week supplemented by individual and group tutorials
  • Start date in January, May and September
  • Focus on developing reading strategies, responding to readings, putting together literature reviews and writing reports.
  • Customized syllabus based on student interest and need
  • Small classes: average class size 15-16, maximum 20
  • Full access to University facilities including cafeteria, gymnasium, library, bookstore, health clinic and computer labs
  • Access to full-time International Student Advisory Services and Department of Student Services
  • Experienced professionals, trained in the most up to date teaching methods


Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to apply three months before the start of the program to allow enough time for visa processing.

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