Vancouver Island University

Fifth Street, Nanaimo,
B.C. V9R 5S5 Canada


Vancouver Island University

Located on the beautiful West Coast of Canada in British Columbia, Vancouver Island University (VIU) is one of the premier government funded universities. Known as a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning, VIU is producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across the country and around the world. With roots that date back to 1936, VIU is a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 15,000, including over 2,100 international students from 85 different countries, with over 2,000 faculty and staff. VIU operates four campuses including a main campus in Nanaimo and regional campuses in Duncan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum. VIU is an organization that values a diverse range of training and education. The university provides an enriched and intellectually stimulating environment for students and employees. Offering programs from basic literacy to vocational programs, trades, undergraduate and graduate degrees, VIU encourages all students to explore their potential, discover more about their world and excel in both life and learning. We offer undergraduate and master programs in business/management, sciences, humanities, hospitality and culinary, computer science and education, amongst many more.


Some of the Popular Programs at VIU

  • MBA+MScIM (Dual Degree)
  • Master of Education-Education Leadership or Special Education
  • Master of Arts-Sustainable Leisure Management
  • (Hospitality/Tourism)
  • Master of Community Planning (Architecture/Civil Engineering)
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems and Applications
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Studies – 1 Year
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management – 2 Years
  • Graduate Diploma in International Trade – 2 Years
  • Graduate Diploma in Gerontology (Active Ageing) – 2 Years
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Science-Computing Science
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Arts (Various Specialisations)
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Science (Various Specialisations)
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Hospitality or Tourism
  • Graphic Designing; Digital Media Studies
  • Culinary Arts; Wine Business
  • Dental Hygiene; Dental Assistant


Scholarship for International Students

https://international.viu.ca/international-student- scholarships-and-awards


Special Attractions

Parents, students or relatives are welcome to visit  the campus with an advance appointment

Last date for applications

Different programs have different application deadlines


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