Study in Canada – Vancouver Island University

Many European students dream of studying in Canada: Vast landscapes, exploring the stunning natural beauty and immersing in the Canadian culture. Spending a study period in Canada is a great way to get to know North America, study at one of Canada’s most popular universities, and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Vancouver Island University in British Columbia offers excellent academic standards and a number of renowned programs. Studying in Canada is a great adventure – are you ready?

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Study in Canada

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University (VIU) was founded in 1936 and is one of the most popular universities in Canada’s West.  VIU offers more than 200 study programs in various study fields. Students can complete a full study program or a semester abroad at Vancouver Island University or improve their English skills in fun and interactive English programs.

About 12.000 students are currently attending VIU, however the university places great value on small class sizes (max. 34 students) and individual support by outstanding professors. Canadian as well as international students from all around the world study together in an encouraging and welcoming atmosphere, tying friendship and a network of business contacts.

Throughout your semester abroad you will gain numerous memorable experiences and view the world and yourself from a different perspective. Explore Canada’s culture from within and study in one of Canada’s most fascinating regions – in the hearth of British Columbia.

Attending VIU does not only mean studying, but also having the chance of taking part in activities outside of class, such as working for the student paper or joining clubs and sport teams. VIU offers counseling in many fields, e.g. helping you choose the right career or helping you cope with writing or math tasks. A number of VIU staff is assigned to assist international students specifically, helping you with any questions and making sure you  feel at home in Canada.

Studying in Canada is a worth-while experience you will never forget – take your chance to make it happen! Learn about the entry requirements and application procedure for Vancouver Island University and take a leap into your unforgettable study abroad adventure in Canada.

Study in Canada – Your Support for Studying Abroad

If you are interested in completing a study abroad program in Canada, you have a lot to plan ahead. But don’t worry – we can help. The European International Student Office of Vancouver Island University in Darmstadt, Germany supports you starting with  helping you find the perfect study program for you, guiding you through the entire application process, through to giving you tips for your visa application, health insurance abroad, and finding accommodation in Nanaimo. And the best thing about it is our services are noncommittal and completely free of charge.

Study in Canada - Vancouver Island University

Studying in Canada– Is VIU the Right Choice for You ?

– Yes, if you …

  • wish to complete a semester abroad, a Master or MBA degree, or a full Bachelor program in Canada
  • just completed high school and wish to gain experience abroad with an exploratory study semester or year
  • wish to improve your English skills profoundly
  • want to explore the Canada, especially British Columbia

Canada Programs at Vancouver Island University:

Semester Abroad > 

Canada semester abroad: Endless expanses, breathtaking scenery, rugged coastlines and unique wildlife make Canada's west coast a dream destination for students.

Semester Abroad in Canada

Bachelor degree > 

Bachelor degree - Speak perfect English, get international contacts and know Canada like your own pocket: Complete a bachelor's degree in Canada brings many benefits.

Bachelor in Canada at VIU

Master degree  > 

Academic excellence paired with whale watching, surfing in the Pacific, or exploring the Canadian Rockies - a master's degree in Canada makes it all possible.

Master in Canada - VIU

MBA Program > 

Your economics Bachelor degree is not enough for you? With the Canadian MBA degree of VIU you are ready for an international management career. Also open to non-business students!

MBA in Canada at Vancouver Island

Exploratory Studies > 

Taster study in paradise on Canada's beautiful West Coast: Experience the VIU campus and get a taste of university life - with no pressure and with guaranteed fun.

Exploratory Studies at VIU

Language Programs > 

The academic preparation program will prepare you for your studies. Discover Canada and improve your English by the way. You will never forget this adventure!

Language Programs at VIU