Buildings nestled into a hillside under a blue sky.

Future Students

Students and visitors at VIU campuses receive a warm welcome in the Hul’qumi’num language of this region’s First Nations people: “Hay ch qa’sii’em siy’yu mukw mustimuxw — Thank you respected ones of this place.”

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. 

You’ve got goals, and we’ll help you reach them.

At VIU, we encourage you to explore your passions and interests and develop them into a rewarding career or further studies. Our learning environment empowers you to get the most out of your education. The VIU student experience includes:

  • small class sizes
  • dedicated, attentive, award-winning faculty
  • exceptional undergraduate research opportunities
  • collaboration with many community partners
  • a diverse community that celebrates differences

Our personalized approach prepares you for success in the workforce and gives you 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 achieve 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