Scholarships Canada: Semester Abroad

Every year, Vancouver Island University (VIU) awards several 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: Winter Term 2017

This year, Vancouver Island University offers two partial scholarships to student who will study abroad at VIU from August to December 2017:

1 X 2000 EURO,

1 X 1000 EURO AND

1 X 1000 CANADIAN DOLLARS

Scholarships Canada: Spring Term 2018

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 via the European International Student Office of Vancouver Island University and have successfully been enrolled at VIU
  • You are willing to write 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 original photos about your experiences abroad and send them to the International Student Office with permission to publish these reports and photos on our website

Scholarships Canada: Application

If you are interested in sharing impressions of your study abroad adventure through informative and creative reports with future students on our website, we are looking forward to receiving your scholarship application. Please submit the following documents to our European office in Mainz:

  • Curriculum Vitae with Passport Size Photo in English
  • Letter of motivation written in English with a minimum of 500 words about the topic: “What to expect from a study abroad period at VIU?” or creative motivational video on the same topic

Please hand in your scholarship application for a study abroad term in fall 2017 until 15th June 2017. The application deadline for a scholarship for a study abroad term in spring 2018 is 15th December 2017. Send your application documents via email to your contact person at the International Student Office or to info@iso-mail.org. The jury’s decision with this year’s scholarship winners will be announced by July or January respectively via email.

Study Abroad Scholarships Canada that you can apply to upon arrival at VIU

Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU International Undergraduate Regional Scholarships

VIU gives out 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 required as 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 gives out 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).

Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: VIU Campus and Community Award

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.

Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: Around the World Travel Services Award

One study abroad scholarship amounting to 500 CAD is given to an international student with excellent academic records. Application forms are sent to all international students and selection is based on application, academic achievements and faculty recommendations.

Study Abroad Scholarships Canada: David E. Jones Award

The David E. Jones Award amounts to 500 CAD and is awarded once a year to an international VIU student with outstanding study accomplishments. All international students receive application documents for this award and the faculty determines the winner based on academic success.

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Recent VIU Scholarship Winners:

VIU Scholarship Winner - Spring 2017

Name: Laura Z.

Study Location: Duesseldorf, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2016

Name: Anne Sophie D.

Study Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2016

Name: Marius H.

Study Location: Ansbach, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2016

Name: Manuela U.

Study Location: Kempten, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Spring 2016

Name: Marie B.

Study Location: Mainz, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2015

Name: Elena D.

Study Location: Geislingen, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2015

Name: Silvan G.

Study Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2015

Name: Theresa F.

Study Location: Cologne, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Spring 2015

Name: Sabrina H.

Study Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2014

Name: Simone R.

Study Location: Wuerzburg, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

VIU Scholarship Winner - Fall 2014

Name: Tina-Marie H.

Study Location: Dresden, Germany

Program Abroad: Semester Abroad at Vancouver Island University

Award: Scholarship

Erfahrungsberichte Kanada

Study in Canada

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.   Markus D.

Semester Abroad Canada, Vancouver Island University

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