Why VIU Online?

Do you want to study at a university where you are the priority? At VIU Online, we focus on you. We maintain small class size and are committed to providing you with superior resources for your education journey. We open the door to internships and job opportunities in top industries worldwide. VIU Online is unique among universities because of its innovative curriculum, affordable programs, around the clock support and student-centered flexible approach to education.

  • FLEXIBLE 8-WEEK FORMAT: VIU online courses are taught in a flexible eight-week format,so you have the option to enroll in VIU online courses 6 times per year, with academic sessions starting in January, March, May, July, September, and November. You may take as few or as many courses as you would like.
  • AFFORDABLE TUITION RATES: VIU is a non-profit organization committed to supporting students by providing low-cost, quality education.
  • INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION FROM GLOBALLY-INSPIRED FACULTY: Our online classes are case-based to provide you with current hands-on knowledge you can take into the workplace. We maintain small class sizes so that you can benefit from individual attention from your VIU professors. Our highly accomplished expert faculty have practical corporate and government experience and are affiliated with the world’s leading consulting, business and government agencies. They attend conferences and workshops on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on the newest research in their fields. VIU professors are invested in your success. You can contact your professors through the virtual office or directly through email, phone, or even scheduling on campus meetings.
  • EASY AND QUICK ADMISSION PROCESS: There is no visa requirement for online study. Apply to VIU online with three easy steps:
    1. Choose your Program of Study.
    2. Fill out the Online Application Form.
    3. Submit your supporting documents and pay the $20 application fee through the application portal.
      Online submission of your supporting documents ensures that we can provide you with the fastest, most efficient admissions experience possible.
  • RESPONSIVE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: Our commitment to utmost student satisfaction make us different from others in the higher education sector. Your online classroom is always open! We respond student emails within less than an hour during weekdays and take action to resolve their problems as soon as possible. VIU Online students are welcome to reach out using our dedicated email account (online@viu.edu) suggestions, questions, concerns or issues will be processed as soon as possible. VIU Online website provides online forms to submit support request tickets. Students also welcome to contact their instructors throughout the week via email or phone number. Please visit our FAQs page or connect with us right now for more information.
  • CAREER-FOCUSED EDUCATION FOR THE JOB MARKET: Our quality curriculum is revised and updated constantly to reflect changing global trends and industry demands. We use new technology and innovative teaching methods to facilitate learning, making it easy for students to interact online and in the classroom. VIU employs a variety of tools such as online discussions, live chat-rooms, recorded lectures, group work projects, and research assignments. We are currently developing new apps to allow you easy access to our degree and certificate programs from your smart phone or any other electronic device from any place in the world! The culture and platform of the VIU Online program allows you to join a diverse student body where you belong. VIU has a network of international students both online and on campus.

At VIU, you will gain exposure to international ideas and create a global network, as you collaborate with your classmates throughout the world. VIU is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). VIU is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Administration (CHEA).