VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a centre of excellence for teaching, learning and applied research, with graduates who are in demand across the country and around the world. The University was named a finalist for AdvanceHE’s coveted 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award – one of 17 finalists chosen from more than 400 submissions worldwide.

VIU offers programs that range from graduate and undergraduate degrees to vocational and trades diplomas and certificates, as well as continuing education programs. A thriving university that plays an important role in the educational, cultural and economic life of the region, VIU’s main campus is in Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island. There are also regional campuses in Duncan and Powell River, and a centre in Parksville/Qualicum.

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STUDENT ENROLMENT

Full-time (undergraduates)
5,772

Full-time (graduates)
627

Part-time (undergraduates)
908

Part-time (graduates)
299

Source: Vancouver Island University (headcounts based on October 2018 data image)

TUITION FEES

CANADIAN STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$4,346

Graduate tuition fees:
$9,445 - $12,699

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Undergraduate tuition fees:
$15,240

Graduate tuition fees:
$17,400

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in social and behavioural sciences (2017-18).

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