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VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY - [VIU], NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Nanaimo, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1969Established Year
  10652Enrollment

Vancouver Island University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Vancouver Island University, also known as VIU, is a public university in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Formerly known as Malaspina University-College, it caters to Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia.

The Canadian university offers master's and bachelor's degrees; two-year diplomas and one-year certificate programs in various fields. Here are some of the popular courses at Vancouver Island University.

  • Criminology
  • Social Work
  • Natural Resource Protection
  • Indigenous Philosophy
  • Chemistry

Why Choose Vancouver Island University?

Rankings

  • #1 in five key areas according to the National Survey on Students Engagement
  • 63rd in Canada –  2018 Ranking Web of Universities
  • #3,587 – World by 2018 Ranking Web of Universities

Salient Features

  • 14% international students of the total students' population.
  • Offers co-op program for jobs within the campus.
  • Invests over CAD 3 million scholarships and bursaries every year
  • Offers MBA and M.Sc (International Management) in cooperation with the University of Hertfordshire in the UK
  • The first university in BC to provide full tuition fee waiver to former youth in province’s care system.
  • A financial endowment of CAD 143 million.
  • Holds 5 Canada Research Chairs in Shellfish Genomics/ Aquaculture; Historical Dimension of Women’s Health; Community-based research in Education; Leisure, Sustainability, Well-being, and Resilient Communities; Tourism & Sustainable Rural Development

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Number of Programs120
Faculty Members576
Number of Students14,386
Number of Undergraduate Students7,366
Number of Graduate Students806
Number of International Students2013
Tuition Fee RangeCAD 2,500 - CAD 30,000
Admission TypeFull time, Part time, Online & Distance Courses
Language UsedEnglish
English Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, MELAB/ LPI/ PTE/ ACCUPLACER
Minimum Test Scores RequiredIELTS – 6.5 bands TOEFL (IBT) – 80
Websitewww.viu.ca 

Campus and Residential Facilities

Campus

The main campus of Vancouver Island University is located at Nanaimo. Student accommodations are available on this campus. This campus houses the Faculty of Management Centre which is certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. Apart from this, the campus is also the home to the university bookstore & Richard W.Johnson Centre.

Other campuses of VIU are:

  • Cowichan Campus (Duncan, British Columbia)
  • Powell River Campus
  • Parksville: Qualicom Campus

Housing

VIU provides on-campus housing to its students at Nanaimo campus. It has the following residencies which offer three types of rooms:

  • Alder House
  • Arbutus House
  • Fir House
  • Pine House
  • Hemlock House
  • Yew House
  • Spruce House
  • Cottonwood House
  • Maple House

Faculties and Programs 

Vancouver Island University offers over 120 degree, diploma, and certificate programs. The university has Full time/ Part time/ Online & Distance Courses categorized in the following faculties:

  • Academic & Career Preparation – 4 programs
  • Arts & Humanities – 20 programs
  • Education – 8 programs
  • English as a Second Language – 2 programs
  • Health & Human Services – 16 programs
  • Management – 19 programs
  • Professional Development & Training – 1 program
  • Science & Technology – 13 programs
  • Social Sciences – 15 programs
  • Trades Applied Technology – 19 programs

Admission Process

English Language Requirement

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by VIU. Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency.

Test NameMinimum Score Required
TOEFL80 – Internet Based, with no part less than 19
550 – PBT, with no section less than 56
IELTS6.5, with no band below 5.5
CAEL60
PTE54 with no section below 51
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English169
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English169
Language Proficiency Index (LPI)4 or higher

When to Apply?

Candidates can apply for spring and fall semester between the dates tabulated below:

SemesterRegistration Start DateRegistration End Date
SpringJanuary 2April 6
FallAugust 27November 30

Documents to be Submitted

International applicants are required to submit the scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Official transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Certified English translation of any documents issued in a language other than English
  • A copy of passport (photo page)

How to Apply?

  • Select the program and check its requirements on the official website.
  • International students are also required to fulfill the requirements stated for their country.
  • Studenst must apply directly on the official website.
  • The application fee is CAD 150.

Costs and Expenses 

The tuition for all the courses is to be paid once per academic year. The range of tuition fee is:

Post graduate coursesUnder graduate courses
Domestic StudentsCAD 2,500 to 5,000CAD 17,500-20,000
International StudentsCAD 10,000-12,000CAD 20,000-30,000

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships

 VIU offers Entrance Scholarships and Graduating awards to aid students’ financial needs as well as to recognize their academic performance.

ScholarshipAmountMinimum Awards
Transfer ScholarshipCAD 5,000160
Open ScholarshipCAD 10,0001
Travelling ScholarshipCAD 11,0004 (annually)
VIU World-wide Entrance ScholarshipCAD  2,00020
British Columbia High School International Excellence Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,0004
International Baccalaureate Diploma Entrance Scholarship (Full Program)CAD 1,0003
British Columbia Offshore School Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,0002
International Education Academic Excellence ScholarshipCAD 1,00015
Outstanding International Students AwardCAD 2,0003
  • Bursaries: Bursaries are a small amount of money to supplement the funding. VIU grants bursaries based on minimum course load requirements of 60% and grade point average requirements of 2.0 or better.
  • Loans: Grants and Loans will be provided for funding of the program at low or no interest rates.  Grants will only be provided to meritorious students of VIU.

Work While You Study

VIU provides part time on and off-campus work opportunities under its Work-Op program. It offers these opportunities with various employers hosted by VIU’s Centre of Experiential Learning.

Over 200 part-time jobs are available for students. Students can work up to 8 hours per week during the semester and full time during breaks between semesters. Payment ranges from CAD 10 to CAD 15 per hour.

Students can opt for:

  • Internships programs in Aboriginal Ecotourism, Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design, Creative Writing, Criminology, Physical Education and MBA.
  • General job postings placed by external employers for students & alumni
  • Volunteer opportunity postings
  • Co-operative education, practicum and internships placement postings for work integrated learning programs
  • Indigenous Intern Leadership Program

Accommodation Costs

    The accommodations are offered at the following prices:

    Room TypeCost
    Traditional Single roomCAD 2,900
    Modern Single roomsCAD 3,200
    Modern Double roomsCAD 1,850

    Meal Plan

    VIU offers three types of meal plans for students to choose from:

    Meal PlanCost
    LightCAD 2,058.00
    RegularCAD 3,360.00
    FullCAD 5,040.00

    Alumni Network

    VIU has a strong alumni network of more than 75,000 students for full time and part-time programs. It offers a number of benefits to its alumni like employment opportunities, scholarships, discounts at partnered stores and services, insurance assistance, etc.

    Notable Alumni 

    • Pat Steward: Canadian Drummer & Singer
    • Rachel Blaney: Canadian Politician
    • Doug Elliot: Musician
    • Andrea Smith: Musician, Songwrter

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    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    16 MONTHS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 6,2551st YEAR
    FEES

    8 MONTHS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    1 YEAR

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Jan 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

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     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    2 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60

    Certificate Animal Care Aide

    PART TIME | ONLINE
    $ 6,2551st YEAR
    FEES

    7 MONTHS

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    Aug 24

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    $ 15,6371st YEAR
    FEES

    1 YEAR

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

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     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

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    SIMILAR PROGRAMS
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
    $ 12,5101st YEAR
    FEES

    4 YEARS

    Course Duration

    Mar 31

    Application Deadline

     EXAM SCORES     IELTS  6.5  |  TOEFL  88  |  PTE  60
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    Vancouver Island University Overview

    Institution TypePublic
    Student Population10652
    DLI NumberO19395299688
    Application Cost$150
    Accreditation AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance$12,510 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio6 : 1

    Admission & Dates

    Regular decision Deadlines

    March 31

    Application Deadline

    June 01

    Application Results

    Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

    Test Scores for International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTSCheck Detailed Score-6.59 -
    Reading-6--
    Writing-6--
    Listening-6--
    Speaking-6--
    PTE-6590 -
    TOEFLCheck Detailed Score-88120 -
    Reading-20--
    Writing-20--
    Listening-20--
    Speaking-20--

    Vancouver Island University Acceptance Rate

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Program51.0%
    Total Applicants14695
    Total Enrolled7494
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs7.0%
    Total Applicants1469
    Total Enrolled1028

    Vancouver Island University Enrollment

    Enrollment
    Undergraduate Enrollment7494
    Graduate Enrollment1028

    Attendance Cost

    $12,510

    Attendance Cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition Fees
    Undergraduate Programs$12,510 / Year
    Post Graduate Program$18,750 / Year
    On Campus Accomodation
    Residence Room$8,100 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional Accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program Wise Accreditations
    Engineering ProgramsCanadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Interior Design ProgramsCouncil for Interior Design Accreditation
    Language ProgramsLanguages Canada
    ProgramsAccreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs?
    ProgramsCanadian Association for Social Work Education
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    Faculty

    Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
    2000---

    College rating

    based on 3 students ratings

    7.7/10

    8/10academic
    7.7/10infrastructure
    6.3/10placements
    9/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    8/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Ann nguyen, VIETNAM Master of business administration [m.b.a] on-campus
    Vancouver Island University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.2
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY- A GREAT PLACE TO START

    VIU has an environmentally friendly campus which is suitable for a person who loves nature like me. The classroom size is small so professors will remember you. The staff are so responsive. Tuition fee is affordable compared to other universities in Canada. Moreover, Vancouver Island is the warmest place in Canada which is good for a person from the tropical weather like me. MBA at VIU is a competitive program and lasts 16 months which saves you lost of living expenses.


    Course Curriculum - 

    It’s practical. The course is up to date, and changes with the changes in real life.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    5 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
    06, Jan 2020 read more
    K
    Kamryn harder, CANADA Health care assistant
    Vancouver Island University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    8.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    MY REVIEW

    VIU is in my hometown so I can stay close to home and still do schooling. I applied for about 15 different schools and was accepted into a few but decided to stay close to home. It was $6,000 for tuition and the program with an additional roughly $1,500 for fees and supplies. I have gotten good grades my whole life, graduating high school with mostly.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I love how the curriculum is laid out and the people high up in charge of the schools are doing an amazing job.

    8 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    10 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    09, Sep 2019 read more
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    Alvin meledath, INDIA Mba
    Vancouver Island University
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    COME EXPERIENCE VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY

    The university had a co-op element, well-accredited, and economic living arrangements. I also had a few people from my network who did this program so I had some assurance. The program was designed for working professionals since I had work ex and have done a master's before I was more inclined towards this program. Also, their dual-degree option with their Partnered University from the UK was a great incentive to join.


    Course Curriculum - 

    Quite good, well to do and approachable. I have many years of experience and knowledge. I have industry knowledge and experience as well which is a great bonus.

    8 /10
    academic
    8 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    6 /10
    placement
    6 /10
    extracurricular
    26, Jun 2019 read more
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    900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC
    ADDRESS

    NEARBY THIS CAMPUS


    Bus Station

    VIU Exchange Bay A0.08 Km
    VIU Exchange Bay B0.1 Km
    VIU Exchange Bay C0.11 Km
    VIU Exchange Bay D0.39 Km
    Wakesiah at Queen0.45 Km
    Fourth at Hillcrest0.47 Km
    Wakesiah at Queen0.49 Km
    Fourth St at Hillcrest0.55 Km
    5th St at Hillcrest35.61 Km
    5th St at Hillcrest62.81 Km
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    Book Store

    VIU Campus Book Store0.12 Km
    Intersection Adult Shop1.97 Km
    WindowSeat Books2.01 Km
    Literacy Central Vancouver Island2.29 Km
    Well Read Books & More2.3 Km
    Bestsellers Bookstore2.3 Km
    Arbutus books2.37 Km
    Best Choice Quality Used Books2.97 Km
    Christian Book & Music Nanaimo3.04 Km
    The Children's Treehouse6.12 Km
    Curious Comics6.14 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Village Mall1.13 Km
    Dollarama1.24 Km
    Wesley Mews Ent Inc2 Km
    Mall2.51 Km
    Port Place2.55 Km
    Port Place Mall Rooftop Parking2.57 Km
    Green Shopping for Everyday Life2.6 Km
    WARYAM PLAZA2.91 Km
    The Craft Room3.22 Km
    Brooks Landing3.88 Km
    Colonics Nanaimo4.23 Km
    Rock City Centre5.63 Km
    Country Club Mall6.07 Km
    What's On Digest Magazine6.13 Km
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    Airport

    Harbour Air2.6 Km
    Nanaimo Harbour Airport CAC82.62 Km
    Pacific Seaplanes2.63 Km
    Helijet3.14 Km
    Community Paddling & Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Dock3.9 Km
    Seair Seaplanes3.94 Km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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