Our University Preparation program offers a skills-based curriculum that prepares students for academic success in high-intermediate and advanced levels. After successfully completing University Preparation level 5, you can begin your certificate, degree, or diploma studies at our university. Enter a University Preparation course with either a language proficiency test, or by successfully completing Language Foundations level 3 at VIU. As an ESL student at our university, you will have access to our Learning Centre and be able to participate in various sociocultural activities.
Ideally situated on Mid-Vancouver Island with spectacular views of the coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with approximately 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections, and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training.
To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here. The VIU community acknowledges the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as, and Qualicum First Nation on whose lands it teaches, learns, researches, lives, and shares knowledge. It raises its hands and says, "Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw" Mustimuxw to the original stewards of these territories.