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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] (Sociology)

    4 years
    full time
    English
    honours & on-campus

    Field of Study 

    $12,510 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students will need these five required senior-level subjects English, Physics, Chemistry, Math Calculus to go from high school to Engineering at Alberta.
    • GPA of 3.0/4.0 or it's equivalent in the last two years of study.
    • To apply for this course applicants should have a high school degree and they should complete a pre-professional degree of 1 year.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students must meet the minimum requirements in English and maths subjects up to 60%, after receiving an admission offer.
    • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
    • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


    Program Description

    • BA in Sociology at Vancouver Island University is a 4-years teaching program.
    • It is an on-campus, honours program offered on a full-time basis.
    • The BA Sociology (Honours) degree offers qualified students the opportunity to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence coupled with personal growth, and civic engagement in their time at VIU.
    • The average salary of the program goes up to 40,000 USD.

    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/sociology-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
    Microsoft Tuition ScholarshipVariableYesN/A
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship$1385YesApr 30, 2020
    Axol Science Scholarship$2000YesJul 1, 2020
    ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships$4000YesN/A

    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.)

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Rural and Child Welfare
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Advertising Agencies
    • Management Consultancy
    • Schools/ Colleges/ Universities
    • Government and Political Action Groups
    • Journalism and Media


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