Studying at VIU

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a dynamic, internationally-known public post-secondary institution that supports a student population in excess of 16,000 full-time and part-time learners, including more than 1,800 international students, 1,500 aboriginal students, and employing more than 2,000 faculty and staff.

Vancouver Island University offers a variety of certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Our programs provide training in academic, vocational, and technical fields and range from basic literacy to university degrees. Known as a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning, VIU produces quality graduates that are in demand by employers across Canada and around the world.

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International Education at Vancouver Island University