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 500 EUROS

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


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 November 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

Winners will be notified by mid of December/July via email.

Recent VIU Scholarship Winner 2022:

Julia S.

Julia S.

Scholarship Canada

Home Town: Berlin

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.

Markus D.

Semester Abroad Canada, Vancouver Island University