Vancouver Island University

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Aboriginal University Bridging Program

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Academic and Career Preparation and High School Equivalency (ABE)
Field of Study:Aboriginal Education
College/Univ. Prep. and Advan. H. School/2ndary Diploma Pgms
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,247

Based on two 3-credit courses and four ABE courses over two semesters. Students taking additional courses should adjust the fee total accordingly.


Aboriginal students seeking to bridge the gap between post-secondary education and their educational aspirations can begin their journey at VIU.

The Aboriginal University Bridging Certificate is a customizable program for Indigenous students who want to upgrade their courses and acquire the necessary prerequisites to begin their desired post-secondary education programs. Select the Adult Basic Education courses you need to meet pre-requisite requirements, and consider the option of taking additional entry-level university courses.

You will find the support and encouragement of instructors who care about your success, Aboriginal Elders in Residence who can support and guide you on your path, and a network of staff and other students that provide a true sense of belonging.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The program is open to any Aboriginal student who is preparing for post-secondary education, and needs to upgrade through Adult Basic Education. Prerequisities must be met for courses selected, where applicable.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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    Modified on October 05, 2023