Please note, we no longer have paper applications to apply for VIU Bursaries. To be considered for VIU Bursaries, students must log on to their student record and complete the "Bursary Profile" information between September 1st and October 31st each year. Once your "Bursary Profile" has been completed, you will automatically be considered for all VIU General Bursaries, as well as the VIU Tuition Bursaries. All funds will be issued in January each year as a tuition credit, unless otherwise specified.
Bursaries will be selected based on minimum course load requirements of 60%, grade point average requirements of 2.0 (or better), specific donor criteria and information provided on the "Bursary Profile". The value of some bursaries may vary dependent on investment returns.
To be considered for VIU Tuition Bursaries, students must log on to their student record and complete the "Bursary Profile" information between September 1st and October 31st each year.
Vancouver Island University Tuition Bursary Program
The Vancouver Island University Tuition Bursary program has been established through institutional means to provide tuition relief for students with the greatest financial need attending this institution. Tuition bursary amounts are $400* for single students with no children, and $600* for students with children. Please note, first consideration will be given to students receiving government student loan funding for the current academic year, from any Province within Canada. Students not receiving student loans must demonstrate financial need through recent pay stubs, T4 slips, or an income tax assessment. Funds will be applied directly to tuition fees for the spring semester. In allocating bursaries and determining the amounts, grade point average (GPA) will be considered. *(amounts may vary dependant upon funds available)
Select a program area to view area-specific bursaries:
Vancouver Island University Foundation
The Vancouver Island University Foundation is a registered non-profit society made up of community volunteers who contribute their time and expertise to raise funds for Vancouver Island University and its students.
For information on how to contribute to the VIU Foundation, please contact:
Vancouver Island University
Advancement & Alumni Office
900 Fifth Street, Building 310
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5