VIU’s International Student Referral Program was designed to reward current and former VIU students for referring new international students to Vancouver Island University.

As of March 1st, 2014 if you refer a new international student and they are accepted and attend a full semester of ESL, undergraduate or graduate studies at VIU we will pay you a $300 honorarium as a way to thank you*.

Due to existing agreements, this program is only applicable for new international students that do not come through a recruitment agency and are not financially sponsored by government organizations.

In order to receive your $300 honorarium, you must be registered with the VIU Alumni Association, and the new international student must clearly identify your name and email address on their initial application.

Please visit the VIU Alumni Association website to register as an Alumnus. Please refer any prospective students to our online application.

*Please see below for a full list of conditions and exclusions

Conditions

  • The VIU International Student Referral Program is only applicable to new VIU students referred who are not Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Landed Immigrants

  • The Alumni (Current or former VIU student) Referrer must be registered with the VIU Alumni Association. Register as an Alumnus

  • Referred students who are financially sponsored by a government organization are not included in the International Student Referral Program

  • Referred students who are working with a recruitment agency are not included in the International Student Referral Program

  • Referred students who are participants in an exchange program with a partner institution are not included in the International Student Referral Program

  • The Alumni Referrer must be identified by the new student on the initial application. No payments will be issued retroactively.

  • Eligible only on new applications received after March 1st 2015. No payments will be issued retroactively.

  • Payment will be issued approximately 8 weeks after the new student's first semester at VIU.

  • Alumni who are registered recruitment agents with VIU are not eligible for the new honorarium.

  • VIU employees who are involved in student recruitment are not eligible where a conflict of interest may occur.

  • Details of the incentive program are subject to change without notice

For Further information please contact WorldVIU@viu.ca

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