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Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo (Main Campus)

Flag of Canada British Columbia, Canada
School ID: SU010001
Rank: 4,159
* Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
Applied number: 100

VIU is one of 17 finalists shortlisted from applications from more than 40 countries, and one of just two universities in Canada to make the list.

Student Experience
  • Tuyển sinh và nhập học
  • Học phí và chi phí khác
  • Trải nghiệm sinh viên
  • Cơ hội việc làm
  • Cơ hội định cư


General description 

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is located in the city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Just over 460 kilometres long and 80 kilometers wide, Vancouver Island is the largest island on the West Coast of North America and is blessed with beautiful beaches, mountains, temperate rainforests, freshwater lakes, and rolling farmland. Considered one of the top vacation destinations in Canada, Vancouver Island also has the mildest climate in Canada. With temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius in the summer months and 0 to 10 degrees Celsius in the winter months, Vancouver Island is known for its accessibility to year-round outdoor pursuits, including hiking, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, whale watching, camping, and much more. As an added bonus, skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing activities are also available in the winter months by driving a short distance to the popular Mount Washington Ski Resort just 1.5 hours north of Nanaimo.

Why choose VIU?

Vancouver Island University 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.
 VIU is honoured to be named a finalist in the Higher Education Academy’s 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/YearCAD$ 20,850
Cost of Living/YearCAD$ 18,000
Application FeeCAD$ 95
Estimated Total/YearCAD$ 38,945

Main majors

  • Arts, Design and Performing Arts
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Education 


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