VIU International students

International Student Scholarships and Awards

See below for specific criteria for each award. Please apply for all awards. Applicant must have a student number. For any questions about our awards, please email DirectorISS@viu.ca.

Number: Maximum 20 each year
Amount: $1,000 per award 

Criteria: This award is provided annually to new international undergraduates who have applied to a degree granting program with a strong academic background.  Awarded to up to 20 of the top academic applicants entering in the Fall semester based on grades from submitted transcripts.

Application required. Deadline for application is February 15 prior to September entrance. Applications open after November 1.

Number: Maximum 5 each year
Amount: $2,500 per award

Criteria: Open to international student applicants who have applied to attend a degree granting program at VIU and who are graduating from a British Columbia high school with a Dogwood Diploma. Applicants graduating from a BC Offshore School are also eligible to apply. Awarded to the top 5 applicants entering the Fall semester based on final grades (highest average in combined marks, minimum of 85%) in:

  • English 11 or 12
  • A Social Studies 11 or 12
  • Pre-Calculus or Foundations of Math 11 or 12

Application required. Deadline for application is February 15 prior to September entrance. Applications open after November 1.

Number: Maximum of 8 each year (1 per region)
Amount: $5,000 per award

Criteria: Open to international student applicants who have applied to attend a degree granting program with a strong academic background. Awarded to up to 8 of the top academically outstanding applicants (1 award per region based on citizenship and not residency) entering in the Fall semester based on grades from submitted transcripts.

Application required. Deadline for application is February 15 prior to September entrance. Applications open after November 1.

Regions:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. ASEAN
  4. Africa
  5. CIS/Middle East
  6. Latin America
  7. USA
  8. Global Scholarship (other)

Number: Maximum 2 each year
Amount: $10,000

Criteria: Open to all international students who have graduated with a full IB Diploma. Selection is based upon highest average of combined marks from an authorized International Baccalaureate school. Minimum of 27 predicted points required to be considered. 

No application is necessary.

Number:  Maximum 1 each year
Amount:  Four years of tuition, books, ancillary fees and accommodation (including meal plan).

Criteria: Applicants must be international students who will be studying in Canada on a Canadian study permit. Students must be entering VIU from a UWC school and applying for their first undergraduate degree. Applicants must demonstrate superior academic achievement: (a minimum predicted IB Diploma score of 30/42 or greater at time of application) and demonstrate financial need. Award will be applied towards IE tuition and housing costs upon receipt of official results. 

Students may apply for this scholarship or be nominated for consideration for this scholarship by their UWC School or identified during the VIU Admissions process.

This scholarship is only applicable to degree programs and cannot be deferred.

Application required. Deadline for application is February 15 prior to September entrance. Applications open after November 1. Applicants will need to provide a minimum of 1 (one) letter of recommendation from a teacher or school representative. To apply or nominate a student, please contact DirectorISS@viu.ca.