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Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies is the administrative home for graduate education at VIU. Success in graduate education depends on strong and collaborative partnerships with the academic programs that deliver the curriculum and supervision as well as other administrative units that support health and wellbeing, professional development opportunities, research ethics approvals, and funding.

Vancouver Island University offers exciting graduate programs that provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to continue and deepen their learning journey in a range of disciplines. We welcome new students to learn more about our programs and consider enrolling.

Laura Bassi Scholarship 

Provides editorial assistance for Masters' theses whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline.

Value: $750

Deadlines: December 1, 2022

Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program

Scholarships for graduate students undertaking research either in health, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences or humanities.

Value: $17,500 for 12 months

Deadline: December 1, 2022

Graduate Student Conference Funding 

Enables graduate students to present at conferences or other knowledge mobilization events by off-setting costs associated with attending the event.

Value: Depends, see more info in link provided 

Deadline: January 20, 2023

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

Designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields.

Value: $50,000 annually 

Deadline: Consult nominating institution for submission deadline. Expect early fall.

Availability: Graduate (PhD level)