Are you completing your O-levels or IGCSEs this year? You can join the International Foundation Year at Vancouver Island University in September 2019, and upon successful completion, continue to first year university studies at Vancouver Island University. 

The International Foundation Year at VIU is an 8-month program. You will attend up to 5 first-year university classes and be immersed in a university campus environment.

Upon successful completion, you are guaranteed acceptance to Vancouver Island University's degree programs. 

Download program brochure here.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 O-level subjects required with a grade above D
  • September 2019 enrollment: for students aged 18 years by December 31, 2019
  • Expected September 2020 enrollment will be expanded to include students aged 16-19 years 

Program Features

  • September intake only
  • 1-year (8-month program)
  • 3-4 courses per semester 

Application Requirements 

  • Passport photo page
  • We will accept provisional results as long as we receive final results by August
  • Statement of intent clearly identifying the post-secondary program you intend to pursue

Start Date and Application Deadline

This program starts in September, and follows the university's academic calendar. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

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