Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a Canadian Public University located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. VIU offers Masters, Bachelors and Diploma and Certificate programs to over 16,000 fulltime and part-time students including 2,000 international and 1,600 indigenous students. VIU operates four campuses; the main campus is located in the city of Nanaimo and the regional campuses are in Cowichan, Powell River and Parksville-Qualicum. VIU is also a major employer on Vancouver Island and employees over 2,000 faculties and staff.
Vancouver Island University is a place of acknowledgement, fair access, achievement and personal attention. With more than 120+ Programs, Students can find the right program to help them prepare for a multitude of careers. VIU’s small classes and caring support from faculty and staff help our students to soar high and succeed. VIU is the first university in BC to provide a full tuition waiver to former youth in the province’s care system. Our students also experience an active, exciting west coast BC lifestyle as they explore the region, taking advantage of world-class recreation while studying at VIU.
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