Vancouver Island University

Fifth Street, Nanaimo,
British Columbia, Canada - V9R 5S5


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 center 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 20,000, including over 3,500 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.


Programs available for Sept. 2018 intake
Some of the Popular Programs at VIU

  • Master of Business Administration
  • + M.Sc. International Management
  • Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management
  • Master of Community Planning
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications
  • Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies – Various Specialisations
  • Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Post-Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Science - Computing Science
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration - Various Specialisations
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Arts - Various Specialisations
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Science- Various Specialisations
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Culinary Management
  • Diploma in Recreation and Sports Management


Scholarship for International Students

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


Application Fee

$150 CAD.

Special Attractions

Parents Students or relatives are welcome to visit the campus with an advance appointments

Last date of applications for Sept. 2018

Different programs have different application deadlines


Note: Participants list may vary by city