Vancouver Island University
British Columbia, Canada
Founded 1969
Total Students 16175


Vancouver Island University is a Canadian public university founded in 1969. Since its establishment, the university remains to be a centre for qualitative learning. 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. Vancouver Island University is a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 15,000 full-time and part-time learners, including over 3,300 international students, 1,500 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff. Through its ongoing evolution and growth, the school is proud to have contributed to the development of the Vancouver Island culture, social, economic and knowledge base. Vancouver Island University offers bachelors, masters, diploma and certificate programs across disciplines. The core areas of study offered at the university include Art, Design & Performing Arts, Education, Health Sciences, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Human Services, Science & Technology, Business & Management, Tourism, Recreation & Hospitality, Trades & Applied Technology and Co-operative Education.


  • Conditional Offer Letters
  • Co-op Program
  • Work While Studying
  • Post Graduation Work Permit
  • On Campus Housing
  • University Transfer Options