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A fair with the Official Participation of Canadian Universities and Colleges

Vancouver Island University

Address and website for International students

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 & excel in both life and learning. We offer undergraduate and master programs in business/ management, sciences, humanities,hospitality & culinary, computer science & education, amongst many more.

Popular program options

For September 2020 and January 2021, applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis & seats are offered until they are available.

  • Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications
  • Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Graduate Diploma in International Trade
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • 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 & Bachelor of ScienceVarious Specialisations
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma and Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Culinary Management

Scholarship for International Students

VIU World-Wide Entrance Scholarships
Number : Maximum 20 each year
Amount : $1,000 each
Criteria : Provided annually to exceptional new long-term academic undergraduate student applicants (not one semester Education Abroad or exchange students). Awarded to up to 20 of the top applicants entering in the Fall semester based on entering grades from submitted transcripts. No application necessary.

Application fee:

Application fee is $150 CAD

Last date of applications


  • September program start – 31st March
  • anuary program start – 30th June

Master of Community Planning (MCP)

  • September 2020 start – 28th February

Master of Geographic Information Systems Applications

  • September start – 28th February Master of Geographic Information Systems Applications

September start – 31st March, Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Master of Education in Special Education/p>

  • September start – 31st March

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management, Graduate Certificate in Business

  • September & January start – Until the availability of seats

Graduate Diploma in International Trade, Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Post Degree Diploma in GIS Applications, Post Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • September start – Until the availability of seats

All Undergraduate Degree and Diploma Programs

  • September & January start – Until the availability of seats
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