Come back to university - on your own terms

Do you want to take a university course, but don't need the grade or the credit? Take an academic course without the stress of exams or assignments - simply for the love of learning. Most VIU academic classes that are not full are available to students in the Love of Learning program. Apply now to gain access to a wide selection of courses at only $99 per 3-credit course, plus student activity, student union, and Student Services fees. Students who are 65 years or older will have their tuition waived except for the student union fees.

The Love of Learning program is open to all adults who have completed grade 12 English or equivalent. Transcripts are not required to register, however you should take a look at the course prerequisites (found in the course description). These will give you an idea of how prepared you should be for the level of discussion within the classroom.

You'll love it!

4 Easy Steps to Register

  1. Complete an application to VIU's Love of Learning program and include the application fee. When your application has been processed you will be sent a student number in the mail.
  2. View the current semester's timetable to find courses at the tiwšɛmawtxʷ campus that interest you that have available space.
  3. Upon receipt of your confirmation of acceptance to the program, you will be given a date to register for courses.
  4. Your course fees will be due upon registration. Please note that if the course you want to take fills up, you will be contacted with the option of paying full fees for the course or withdrawing at no charge.