Deadlines and Processes

Students must currently be in "good standing" as per the Student Conduct Policy to be considered for Vancouver Island University scholarships / awards / bursaries. Scholarship / award / bursary programs, coordinated through the Financial Aid & Awards office, provide financial assistance to eligible students in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Students enrolled in fall, spring and intersession courses will be considered for emergency aid bursaries.

Scholarships / awards / bursaries are funded by a combination of University funds, government grants and private donations managed by the VIU Advancement and Alumni Relations. The application process and approval of student recipients is a function of the Financial Aid & Awards Office. A Selection Committee, made up of representatives from across the institution, exists to select recipients for scholarships / awards / bursaries with criteria of a discretionary nature.

VIU Scholarship, Award and Bursary Profile

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 "Finances" tab and then choose 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)

Midnight - October 30: Bursary / Award

Midnight - March 30: Bursary / Scholarship / Award / Entrance

  • You must complete your profile each year between early September and March 30 midnight as information is not brought forward annually.
  • Profiles are closed to students from April 1 to August 31 for internal updating.
  • Bursary recipients will be notified via email early January
  • Entrance Award recipients by mid to late June
  • Scholarship / Award recipients by mid to late 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 at if you make any enrollment changes or withdraw from any classes.