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    Vancouver Island University - [VIU], Nanaimo, British Columbia - Programs And Fees

    Nanaimo, British ColumbiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1969established year
    10652enrollment
    8.0/10

    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (Geography)

    4 years
    full time
    English
    honours & on-campus

    Field of Study 

    $12,510 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Following are the academic requirement of the program:

    • Students must have to complete their graduation from BC secondary school or equivalent from another school system.
    • Student required a GPA of at least 3.67 (A- grade) on the most recent 45 credits of study.

    Program Description

    • Geography is the study of earth spaces and places. Geographers are concerned with the distribution and patterning of physical and human phenomena in earth space, including the nature and magnitude of human impact on natural environments.
    • The geographic concepts of place and landscape provide a framework for understanding the role of culture in the evolution and development of urban and rural landscapes. Political, social, and economic processes, when examined from a spatial (geographic) and temporal.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedBachelor
    Duration4 years
    Fees59736 for 4 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Aug 13)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL,PTE
    Program URLhttps://www.viu.ca/programs/arts-humanities-social-sciences/geography-ba

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV): Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
    • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
    • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Aug 13, 2021

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    88 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    60 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
    Tuition Fees$12510$12510$12510$12510
    Health Insurance$206$206$206$206
    Book and Supplies$1125$1125$1125$1125
    Other Fees$1093$1093$1093$1093
    Total Fees$14934$14934$14934$14934

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Food$2340

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships$4000YesN/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship$1000YesSep 30, 2020

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    International students arriving in Canada to study for more than six months need two important immigration documents:

    • A study permit – permission to study in Canada and it is a status document defining students as an International student
    • Temporary resident visa to enter Canada. Depending on their citizenship, International students need either a
      • Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or
      • Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) 
      • American (US) citizens or permanent residents

    At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:

    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
    • Valid Passport
    • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    International students who are enrolled in full time academic, vocational or professional trades programs at VIU, may be eligible to work on or off-campus. The wage rate begins at $14.60 per hour. Each position is allocated 50 hours per semester. Students may work only one Work-Op position per semester. The application deadline for Fall and Spring Work-ops is in June, and in April for the Summer semester. Students must have the following documents to work on or off-campus while studying:

    • valid Study Permit with work authorization
    • full-time enrollment at VIU (enrolled in 9 academic credits for undergraduate programs. For graduate programs full-time enrollment: set courses, research, thesis writing and etc.)
    • a Social Insurance Number (SIN) before starting to work
    • medical examination is required for certain occupations (eg. jobs at schools, childcare, eldercare, food industry and etc.)

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