Scholarships Canada: Study Abroad at Vancouver Island University
Every year, Vancouver Island University (VIU) awards three scholarships to students who spend a semester abroad at VIU in Canada and who applied via our European office for their term at VIU.
Scholarships Canada: Spring Term
In spring, one partial scholarship will be awarded to students who will studying abroad at VIU from January to April:
1 X 1000 CANADIAN DOLLARS
Scholarships Canada: Fall Term
In fall, two partial scholarships will be awarded to students who will studying abroad at VIU from August to December:
1 X 2000 EUROS
1 X 1000 CANADIAN DOLLARS
Scholarships Canada: Requirements
You are eligible to apply for one of our VIU scholarships, if
- you have applied for a study abroad term at Vancouver Island University at the indicated times
- you are successfully enrolled in a Bachelor or Master term at VIU and applied through the International Student Office
- you consent to writing 10 different experience reports during your study abroad term (5 in English and 5 in your native language) with about 400-600 words each including three self-taken photos about your experiences abroad, or agree to take 8 short videos (90-180 seconds) for us, or are prepared to produce 10 Facebook or Instagram postings for our social media channels
Scholarships Canada: Application
How to apply for a scholarship:
If you are interested to share your adventure of studying abroad through informative and creative reports for future students on our website and social media channels, we are looking forward to your creative application. Please submit the following documents when applying:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a headshot in English
- Letter of motivation or video in English with a minimum of at least 500 words about the topic: “What to expect from a study abroad period at VIU?”
Please send your scholarship application for a study abroad term in spring until December 15 of the previous year and for for a study abroad term in fall until June 15 of the same year via email to your contact person at the International Student Office or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be notified by mid of January/July via email.
Scholarship Canada: Further Scholarships Canada that you can apply to upon arrival at VIU
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU International Undergraduate Regional Scholarships
VIU awards 5 study abroad scholarships amounting to 5.000 CAD each year to international students with the best GPA in their application transcript (full time students only). One of these scholarships is reserved for an international student from Europe. No application is necessary because winners will be selected automatically depending on their application grade point average.
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU World-Wide Entrance Scholarships
Up to 20 Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to the 20 international students with the highest GPA in their application transcript starting their studies (full time students only) at VIU. No application is required as winners will be selected automatically depending on their application grade point average.
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU International Student of the Year Award
Vancouver Island University awards three Study Abroad Scholarships to international students of the VIU Bachelor program and English Language program. VIU selects the recipients based on academic success and extracurricular activities and engagement. The scholarships amount to 250-500 CAD each and will be deducted from the tuition costs automatically. To apply, please fill out the respective forms that you can receive at the Center for International Education (Building 255).
The VIU Campus and Community Awards go to two international students who show social engagement and initiative outside of university. Each of the two scholarships amounts to 500 CAD and will be deducted from the tuition costs automatically. To apply, please fill out the respective forms that you can receive at the Center for International Education (Building 255).
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: International Education Academic Excellence Scholarship
Up to 15 International Bachelor students, who are at least in their second year are eligible to receive a study abroad scholarship based on their academic achievements in the previous year. Each study abroad scholarship in this category amounts to 1.000 CAD. No application is required as winners will be selected automatically depending on their Grade Point Average of the previous year.
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: English Language Program Achievement Awards
Two international students who are currently enrolled highest level of the VIU English Program are rewarded with an award of 2.000 CAD. This Study Abroad Scholarship will be deducted from the English Language Program tuition. No application is required as winners will be selected automatically depending on their Grade Point Average during the previous two semesters in the VIU English Language Program.
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Entrance Scholarship
Students with an International Baccalaureate who plan to complete their whole Bachelor at VIU have the chance to receive one of three scholarships of up to 4.000 CAD each. Each of the three students receives 1.000 CAD per year as long as they maintain an acceptable Grade Point Average. No application is required as winners will be selected automatically from all VIU applicants with an International Baccalaureate.
Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU Outstanding International Student Athlete Award
VIU gives out 9 athletic scholarships (one in each of the 9 Varsity sports) to international full time students each year, amounting to 500 CAD each. No application is necessary as the selection is based on recommendations of the Varsity coaches.
Recent VIU Scholarship Winner 2020:
Program: Semester abroad
Scholarship: Partial Scholarship
I experienced a totally different way of living on Vancouver Island as compared to Germany. Canadians are more open, always helpful and really friendly. The landscape and natural beauty surrounding the VIU campus is just breathtaking. I feel so happy here that I almost don’t want to go back home.
Even if you had a busy day and feel stressed, that feeling doesn’t last very long – the landscape and surrounding on Vancouver Island make you forget about stress and fuss. The various activities offered to students as well as the gym at VIU gave me the possibility to explore the island and to get to know other students.
My courses were very interesting. At VIU, there is dynamic exchange between lecturers and students. My professors were very approachable and even gave me travel tips for Vancouver Island.
Downloads & further information
Brochures and forms:
Please find more information as well as forms and guides for your study abroad term at Vancouver Island University in Canada below: