Vancouver Island University

School Introduction 

Vancouver Island University (VIU), a public post-secondary institution,  is a student-centred community where excellence in learning is the primary goal. We welcome and value the contributions of students from around the world who create the rich cultural tapestry on our campuses. Our faculty and students gain valuable international experience through engagement in innovative projects and partnerships worldwide. Our vision is shaped by the ideals of a just, equitable and sustainable global community.

  • 4 Campuses: 
    • Nanaimo
    • Duncan
    • Powell River
    • Parksville-Qualicum 

  • Terms:
    • Fall (September to December),
    • Spring (January to April),
    • Summer (May to August)

  • Programs and courses
    • ESL Courses 
    • University Pathway Program
    • Certificate Programs 
    • Diploma Programs 
    • Associate Degree Programs 
    • Undergraduate Degree Programs
    • Graduate Degree Programs

  • Hot Program​s
    • Tourism Management 
    • Commerce 
    • Business Administration 


  • Student population:
    • 16,000 students (Over 2,100 International Students) ​
  • Programs offer training in academic, vocational, and technical fields and range from basic literacy to university degrees.