Important Tips for Planning

Important: If you are receiving ANY student loans, grants or VIU scholarships, awards or bursaries you must notify the VIU Financial Aid and Awards office of any course changes.

Full Time and Part Time Student Aid BC Loans/Grants

Adult Upgrading Grant (AUG) Funding

  • Must be enrolled and apply before tuition is due
  • No refunds issued to students who have paid for tuition or books
  • Students must be enrolled and attending class before any approved AUG funding is disbursed
  • For more information visit Funding for BC Residents

VIU Internal Scholarship, Award and Bursary Deadlines

Fill out your Scholarship, Award and Bursary Profile in your VIU Student Record by these deadlines:

VIU Research, Graduate, Conference and Travel Awards

VIU Tuition Waiver Program

For more information and to download an application see Youth Aged out of Care Funding:

  • Application deadlines to apply are October 31 and March 31
  • Late applications accepted if space is available in program

VIU Education Abroad Awards

For important deadlines visit VIU International Education.

VIU International Scholarships and Awards

For important deadlines visit VIU International Education.

Passport to Education

The Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships and Passport to Education program are now phased out.

If you have already received scholarships under these programs, you are able to redeem them toward tuition. For more information please visit