Buildings nestled into a hillside under a blue sky.

Future Students

“Hay ch qa’sii’em siy’yu mukw mustimuxw — Thank you respected ones of this place.”

Hul’qumi’num language

The Vancouver Island University community acknowledge and thanks the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun’, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Xwkwa’luxwum First Nations on whose traditional lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. 

Your success is our priority

Explore your interests, discover your passions and develop them into a rewarding future. We're here to support your success with:

  • expert, attentive faculty
  • unique hands-on learning opportunities
  • a diverse community that celebrates differences

Small class sizes and hands-on learning creates real connections—with other students, with faculty, the community and the land. Our community of support will help you gain the skills and confidence to make a positive impact everywhere you go. 

Connect with a recruiter to learn more about how VIU can help you reach your goals.

A confident-looking student on campus

Find a place to thrive

“From day one, it felt like a place I belonged and could thrive in. Going from high school into university is definitely stressful and scary and induces a lot of anxiety, so having people you can learn from and who have gone through the same feelings as you makes you feel less alone.” – Talela Manson