VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Vancouver Island University

At Vancouver Island University, students’ personal success is at the core of their experience. Caring, attentive and encouraging faculty are behind students every step of the way to help them with their studies. Small class sizes offer opportunities for individual interests and passions to be recognized. VIU creates an environment balancing academic accomplishments with the goal of developing students’ social and relationship skills and desire to make a difference. Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, VIU also allows students to experience an active, exciting lifestyle taking advantage of world-class recreation while studying. The University’s main campus is located in Nanaimo, and there are regional campuses in the Cowichan Valley and Powell River and a centre in Parksville-Qualicum.

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STUDENT ENROLMENT

Full-time (undergraduates)
5,783

Full-time (graduates)
670

Part-time (undergraduates)
889

Part-time (graduates)
252

Source: Vancouver Island University (2019 preliminary fall enrolment)

TUITION FEES

CANADIAN STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,521

Graduate tuition fees:
$9,826 - $13,212

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$16,680

Graduate tuition fees:
$17,400

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for undergraduate programs in arts and humanities. Fees for graduate programs in social and behavioural sciences (2019-2020)

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.


RESIDENCE