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Welcome to Virginia International University! We are pleased you have chosen to consider our university for your higher education needs. VIU Admissions is where your journey all begins. VIU accepts applicants from around the world that comprises our multi-cultural student body enrolled amongst eight Schools of Study and in Diploma Programs. Students can apply for their degree program of choice along with our Diploma programs stated on our Admissions Requirements page. Our Student Accounts goal is to provide students with fast, friendly service as a means of supporting and encouraging every student’s academic achievement. To do so we offer Federal Financial Aid, Institutional Scholarships, Tuition Payment Plans, University
Tuition Discounts, and Veterans Benefits programs.


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A World of Opportunities

VIU hosts local and international students from more than 100 countries
in a diverse metropolitan area of Washington DC.

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We are committed to bridging the gap between your financial need and a-top notch college education.
Whether you are doing the math or researching grants, we’re here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

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For undergraduate, graduate, or intensive ESL programs, please follow these five easy steps in order to apply:

  1. Choose a program of study
  2. Create an online application account in the application portal
  3. Pay the application fee (non-refundable)
  4. Submit required documents
  5. Frequently check your application portal for updates regarding your application

For step-by-step instructions of how to fill out the online application and pay the application fee, please visit our Apply Now page. If you are interested in a continuing education program, please find more information on the separate application process here.

The application fee can be paid by the following methods:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Wire transfer
  • Money order
  • Demand Drafts

Visit our Payment Information page for more information about payment methods. Please note that your application will not be processed until your payment has been received and processed.

Our domestic application fee is $20. International students must provide an application fee of $100 due to I-20 processing and review.
NOTE: Please be informed that the application fee is non-refundable.