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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Virtual Tour Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a dynamic and diverse educational organization, dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, service and research. We foster student success, strong community connections and international collaboration.

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Known as a centre of excellence for teaching, applied research and learning, VIU is producing quality graduates that are in demand by employers across Canada and around the world.

With roots that date back to 1936, VIU has evolved into a dynamic, internationally known university supporting a student population in excess of 18,000 full-and part-time learners, including 1,100 international students, over 1,000 aboriginal students, and employing over 2,000 faculty and staff.
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  • Small classes taught by experienced and highly-qualified instructors
  • Academic advising, personal counseling, and support services for international students
  • Social, recreational and sports activities; homestay, and on-campus student residences
  • Co-operative Education programs that allow for study and full-time work anywhere in Canada
  • Close to Vancouver and Victoria, so students attending VIU can have the best of all worlds: caring and comfortable community; low cost of living; spectacular natural environment; unequalled recreational opportunities; one of the mildest climates in all of Canada
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    Vancouver Island University
    900 Fifth Street
    Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5
    Phone:  1-250-740-6316
    Fax: 1-250-740-6472

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       Canadian Schools # Students with On-Campus Housing: 400
       Canadian Schools Per Semester/without Meal Plan (C$): 1,916
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    Quick Stats
    School Type Institute Type: Public
    Year founded Year Founded: 1936
    Number of campuses # Campuses: 4
    Campus Setting Campus Setting (Main Campus): Urban
    Nearest City Nearest City (Main Campus): Nanaimo
    City Population City Population: 85,000
    Cost of Living Cost of Living: Low
    Climate Range Climate Range: 0 °C to 26 °C
    International Annual Tuition International Annual Tuition (C$):

    Undergrad Enrolemnent Total Undergraduate Enrolment: 10,000
    International Enrolemnent Total International Enrolment: 1,000
    Countries of Origin # Countries of Origin: 31 or more
    Scholarships Awards Scholarships/Awards for International Students: Yes
    Student Health Care Insurance Coverage Student Health Care Insurance Coverage: Available Through Institution
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