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Vancouver IslandUniversity

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Future Students

Find a program that's right for you.

At VIU, we work hard to create a learning environment that empowers you to get the most out of your education. Our goal is to set you up for success.

Find a path to a future career or further studies. Learn and practice skills that will last a lifetime and transfer to a career. Develop your passion and interests into great future opportunities. Even if where you’re going isn’t  100% clear right now, it’s still worth it.

Learn about our programs 

Nanaimo VIU Campus

Campus Tours

Visit the campus

Come visit our Nanaimo Campus and get a feel for what it means to matter here at VIU. Ask our Student Ambassadors all your questions about being a student or book an appointment with a recruiter to go over your options.

You can also check out this great video created by our Student Ambassadors.

Book a campus tour
Graduate Programs

Financial Aid & Awards

Scholarships, awards and bursaries

The Scholarship, Award and Bursary program provides financial assistance, incentives and rewards to eligible students to assist in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Last year VIU awarded more than $4.3 million with an average award size of about $1,000.

Learn about scholarships and bursaries
VIU residences

VIU Residences

Live on campus

You’ll find a comfortable and welcoming place to call home in VIU Student Residences, making the transition to university life a lot easier. The staff provides an environment that will help you balance academic life with plenty of great activities in your new community. Ask our Recruiters about the First-Year Guarantee for VIU Residences and about the optional meal plan available to all students. Additional off-campus housing opportunities are also available.

Learn more about VIU residences
VIU Mariners

VIU Mariners

Become a Mariner 

Our Mariners varsity program has a tradition of excellence. Not just on the court, field or course, but in the classroom as well. Mariners teams won two Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships in 2019 (Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball) and led the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) with a record five team provincial championships.

Last year Mariners scholar-athletes led the PACWEST in CCAA Academic All-Canadians. With a strong focus on community, Mariners scholar-athletes are often seen coaching and participating in community events around Nanaimo. Success on the playing field, the classroom and in the community means excellence is a way of being for VIU Mariners.

Learn more about the VIU Mariners

VIU Community

Why choose VIU? 

Small class sizes and a welcoming campus community allow you to make connections quickly and focus on challenges and issues you want to help solve. Get started at developing skills for careers that make an impact in your community and your world.

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Connect with us


The VIU Recruitment Team

Helping you find your best fit for university studies and the services to be successful is what we do. Connect with a Recruiter to help you learn about our programs and options available to you.

Contact our recruitment team
VIU Students

Information sessions

Are you interested in learning more about programs at Vancouver Island University? Join us for one of our information sessions.

Upcoming info sessions

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