Vancouver Island University

Welcome to the Overseas University Link – Vancouver Island University information page;

Fast facts:

  • Located in Nanaimo on Canada’s magnificent West Coast
  • Vancouver Island University offers excellent academic programs in a spectacular natural setting
  • Student Population of 17,400 with 1,800 International Students.
  • International Students from 79 countries
  • 95% Student Satisfaction rate
  • Excellent weather for International students: 24ºC Average Summer High and 6ºC Average Winter High with 1900+ Annual hours of sunshine
  • VIU encourages students to explore their potential, discover more about their world.

Courses Offered:

  • Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Child & Youth care, Computing Science, Creative Writing, Journalism, Criminology, Early Childhood Studies, Earth Science, Economics, English, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Financial Services, Fine Arts, Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology, Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation, Geography, Geoscience, Global Studies, Graphic Design, History, Human Resource Management, International Business, Languages& Culture, Liberal Studies, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Recreation & Sport, Sustainable Leisure Management, Tourism Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts, Women’s Studies.
  • English Language Preparation Courses
  • High School Grade 10, 11 and 12


Tuition Fees: 

  • Undergraduate:  CAD $13,920 per year
  • Postgraduate:    CAD $21,000 and $31,500 MBA per year
  • High School:      CAD $14,000 (10 months)
  • Foundation:       CAD $ 4,850
  • ESL:                  CAD $2,500 (7 weeks) – $4,900 (14 weeks)

Living Costs:

  • Accommodation:  CAD $450 – $800 Per month
  • Living Costs:        CAD $1,150 Per month

Application Fee: $150


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