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VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a centre of excellence for teaching, learning and applied research. Graduates are in demand across the country and around the world. VIU offers programs that include graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational programs and trades, as well as access programs. VIU is a thriving university that plays an important role in the educational, cultural and economic life of the region. Located in Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island, there are regional campuses in Duncan and Powell River, as well as a centre in Parksville/Qualicum.

Through academic programs and other aspects of campus life, students are encouraged to participate in a variety of applied, experiential and research activities. VIU offers a wide range of academic, applied, career/technical, vocational and developmental programs leading to certificates, diplomas and degrees, as well as continuing education courses.

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STUDENT ENROLMENT

Full-time (undergraduates)
5,520

Full-time (graduates)
450

Part-time (undergraduates)
1,140

Part-time (graduates)
190

Source: Vancouver Island University (headcounts based on October2016 data image)

TUITION FEES

CANADIAN STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,261

Graduate tuition fees:
$9,260 - $12,450

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$13,920

Graduate tuition fees:
$17,400

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for undergraduate programs are in arts and humanities. Fees for graduate programs are in social and behavioural sciences (2016-17).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.