Welcome to Vancouver Island University (VIU)!
This application is for international students applying to all programs at VIU.
Before submitting your application, we invite you to learn more about VIU programs
and the admission requirements on the VIU calendar:
faster processing, please ensure that you have all the required documents scanned
(in separate files) ready to upload and your application fee ready to pay.
The documents you need to submit will include: copies of your official school transcripts,
certified English translations of any documents issued in a language other than English,
proof of English language proficiency and a copy of your passport. When your application
has been completed and successfully submitted you will receive an acknowledgement email
from international admissions.
Note: if a program does not appear on the drop down menu below, it means that we are
not accepting applications to that particular program at this time.
Vancouver Island University is dedicated to supporting Aboriginal students in their efforts to achieve their goals. To assist us, please answer the following question.
If you do not have the required documents at the time of application, you may send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that your name and date of birth are referenced in the email so that we can match your documents with your application.
Applications to multiple programs will be considered in the order of priority that you have indicated. If additional documentation is required for the 2nd program, we will contact you.
Admission decisions will be made from electronic documents. However you will still need to submit your official education documents (transcripts).
Mail these documents to:
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5
If available please attach the following documents in electronic format: (note - accepted file formats are limited to .doc/.docx, .jpg, and .pdf)
Please be aware that there is a 10MB file size limit. Uploads exceeding this size will fail to load.
If electronic documents are not available to attach to this application then they may be submitted in hardcopy by mail or courier.
The personal information you provide on this form is collected pursuant to section 26
of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information
is collected for university recruitment and other related purposes. Vancouver Island University (VIU)
will use, disclose and protect this information as required under the FIPPA.
Your personal information will be accessible only by authorized VIU employees and representatives,
or as otherwise permitted by law. This information and any updates to it will be kept on secure servers;
some data will be stored on a server located outside of Canada.
VIU employees and representatives may also need to store and access your personal information
outside Canada for the purposes indicated above. Questions about the collection, use, disclosure and protection of your personal
information should be directed to the WorldVIU team at WorldVIU@viu.ca.
By clicking this check box you are consenting to the data storage practices set out above
and to receive informational recruitment messages from VIU. You may withdraw your consent at any
time by contacting WorldVIU@viu.ca
If you are not comfortable with VIU collecting your information in this manner, please call us at
1-888-920-2221 about applying to VIU.
There is a non-refundable Application Processing fee of $150 Canadian.
Your application can not be processed until this payment is received.
Please select the method of payment you wish to use for this fee.
If you choose this option be sure to complete the credit card information form on the next screen.
Make cheque/money order payable to Vancouver Island University and enclose it with all your other required documents. Please ensure your name appears on the cheque/money order.
Send Payment To:Royal Bank of Canada - Nanaimo B.C.Acct. #03120-003-000-069-5Swift Code ROYCCAT2 Please ensure your name appears on the transfer.