How to apply for VIU Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

You must have a VIU Student Number to apply!

Complete in 4 easy steps by Application Deadlines!

  1. Log onto your VIU Student Record
  2. Click on Scholarship / Award / Bursary Profile
  3. Answer questions relevant to you and upload any supporting information
  4. Click Save (last information saved will be used for selections)

Application Deadlines:

  • October 31st: Bursary / Research / Conference / Travel
  • March 31st: Scholarship / Award / Entrance / Research / Travel

  • Profiles are open for entry from September 1st through March 31st
  • Information DOES NOT carry over from year to year
  • You must update your profile EACH YEAR by the application deadlines
  • Profiles are closed to students from April 1st to August 31st for internal updating

Important tips in applying for VIU Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries

  • Visit Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for specific award information
  • Speak to specific criteria of awards in your profile essay template section
  • Ensure you check any affiliations and/or memberships relative to you
  • Provide detailed information on financial hardships
  • Be sure to fill out your profile by deadline dates
  • Information provided in your final profile submission will be used for selections
  • Check the external listings for awards outside VIU

Education Abroad Awards - Deadline March 31st

Education Abroad awards are available to VIU students studying in the current academic year who will be participating in a field school, internship or study abroad program.

  • Update your profile from your VIU Student Record by March 31st
  • Profiles are open for entry from September 1st through March 31st
  • Information DOES NOT carry over from year to year
  • You must update your profile EACH YEAR by the application deadlines
  • Profiles are closed to students from April 1st to August 31st for internal updating
  • To learn more visit Education Abroad Awards from the International Education website

When will selected students be notified?

  • Bursary recipients by mid-December
  • Entrance Award recipients by mid-June
  • Scholarship / Award recipients by mid-July
  • Research, Graduate, Conference & Travel recipients by mid-Dec & mid-May

If you have received a scholarship, award or bursary you must contact the Financial Aid & Awards office if you make any enrollment changes or withdraw from any classes.

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