International Tuition & Fees

International Cost Calculator

International Cost Calculator

Find out how much studying and living in Canada will cost you based on your specific program and choice of accommodation with the help of our International Cost Calculator.

Please note: some courses have additional lab fees, amounts vary.

Tuition Payment Deadlines

Payment due dates for returning students: April 1, August 1, December 1 (except when the due date falls on a weekend or holiday - then it is the Friday before).

Note: students will be charged a $200 late fee for payments made after these dates.

To contact the Finance Office at the Centre for International Education (Building 255) send an email to

Methods of Payment

Please refer to the How Do I Pay? page for detailed information. 

Important Information

  • All payments must include student name, date of birth and/ or VIU student ID.
  • Email a copy of the bank wire payment instructions to
  • Bank wire charges deducted in transit are the responsibility of the student.

If you have received a letter of offer by email, please review the details on the Fee Payment Form for your payment schedule.

For all queries related to fee payments, please contact

Medical Insurance

Refer to Medical Insurance Information for details. 

Tuition Fee Changes

VIU’s policy on international tuition fee structures has recently changed. For more information, please read 2022 - 2023 International Tuition Fee Increase from Carolyn Russell, Associate Vice President of International Education.

Fees, Deferrals, & Refund Policies - International Students

If you have been accepted to VIU and are scheduled to start your program but would like to request a deferral or a refund, please fill out the form and send it back to us at Please ensure you have carefully read the Refund and Deferral policy before submitting your request.

Deferral requests must be received by the dates below:

  • Fall (September) Semester - no later than 11:59 pm PST on August 31
  • Spring (January) Semester - no later than 11:59 pm PST on December 15
  • Intersession (May) Semester - no later than 11:59 pm PST on  April 30

Note that the form is a request that will be considered - it does not guarantee that your request can be granted. 

Spring 2022 - Deferral Refund Request Form

All new international applicants to VIU should be aware that their first payment to VIU is non-refundable and non-transferable, except in the case of approved deferrals or approved applications for refunds.

Unpaid fines, administrative fees, and other amounts owing to VIU will be deducted prior to any approved deferral or refund.

Students required to withdraw, or who are not admitted to VIU, due to a violation of the Student Conduct Code and/or Student Academic Code of Conduct are not entitled to any deferral or refund. 

Fees, Deferrals, & Refund Policies for International Students at VIU

Translated versions of the Payment, Deferral and Refund Policies document are found below. Please note that the English version is the most accurate and up to date version: