VIU Tiger

As Virginia International University prepares to welcome new incoming students to the Fall 2018 Semester, what better than to elicit advice from those already attending. Transitioning to college is a process, but it is an opportunity to go beyond one’s “Comfort Zone” towards a new direction that expands horizons. VIU students come from across the globe and journey beyond culture in pursuit of their life’s ambitions. Taking risks for one’s future is part of life and it can produce positive outcomes. Being mentally prepared, organized, and ready for change are some first steps in the transition process.

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Back to School

When mid-July hits each year, the messaging for “Back to School” goes into full swing. It makes us think “Where did the Summer Go?” The School Buzz is not only evident in advertising and the retail stores, but consumes our thoughts as we have to start preparing for the big day when classes start up again. For those college-level students still considering a “Back to School” Option, many universities are still open for admissions consideration into your program of choice. There is still time for Fall Semester classes, but the time is now to begin your investigation and application process.

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Scholarships are available

Applying for Scholarships does not need to be cumbersome. So much scholarship aid goes unclaimed every year in the United States, just because students choose to not take the time to apply. This should never be the case as scholarships can often make the path to higher education an affordable reality. One does not need to be a top performing student academically to earn a scholarship as there are many different types based on academic, special achievement, and need based. In addition to a university’s own scholarship program, there are numerous external scholarships and grants available to those willing to do the research and just apply. There are websites such as and offering a plentitude of scholarship opportunities for investigation. A college education is power and its Return on Investment with greater career potential is worth the sacrifice. However, affording a college education does not need to be painful or unattainable as scholarship programs combined with Financial Aid options and flexible payment plans are out there. Everyone deserves the opportunity to obtain a higher education if they are willing to put in the effort.

As a private, non-profit university, Virginia International University takes pride in our mission of making education affordable for individuals who come from overseas or right here in the Washington, DC metro area. Being a non-profit university allows us to allocate more resources to our students including offering a generous scholarship fund, while never compromising the quality, career-focused educational experience that has defined us for over 20 years. At VIU, our scholarship programs are just as diverse as our campus community that makes us a place of cultural richness and inclusivity for all who attend.

Now is the time to apply for scholarships to attend Virginia International University for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester as deadlines are applicable. The Admissions Department is a starting point for each prospective student who wants to learn about their financial options and how to apply for scholarships. VIU’s Scholarship Options can be accessed at Check out our VIU Scholarship Award Winners at as their stories are inspiring testimonies of how making the dream of higher education for one’s career aspirations can come true.

Every year, Virginia International University makes it a habit to visit our partner institutions, host Alumni Gatherings, share news and updates with local media outlets, attend college fairs, and award scholarships to new students in countries around the world. Maintaining strong global connections is what defines VIU’s mission as a destination university for students from both the USA and abroad. Our commitment to providing high quality, affordable education to those seeking to Dream, Discover, and Accomplish is at the core of what we do. During the week of June 18th until June 24th, Ms. Deborah Brent, AVP of Enrollment Management and Communications, represented VIU in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where she visited with our university partners and schools and presented two full scholarships to Mr. Enkhjargal, Super Student Winner, at Ikh Zasag University and to Mr. Enkh-Erdene, the 2016 Winner of Mongolia’s Got Talent. In addition, Ms. Brent met with staff at the US Embassy and Education USA Advising Center regarding “Study in the USA” and hosted the VIU Alumni Dinner at La Viva Restaurant. Hearing the success stories of our graduates was truly inspiring as the education they received at VIU was clearly a life-changing experience for them. Ms. Brent was interviewed by Royal Academy TV, TV 5 and the Mongolian National Broadcast stations. While in Mongolia, she established new partnerships and stopped by one of our top agents, Intellectual Center for Mongolian Youth Education (ICMYE), that represents options for studying in the USA.

Gengghis Khan Monument

The hospitality of the Mongolian people, rich inviting culture, stunningly beautiful countryside, and modern city living made her trip to Mongolia diverse and full of memories. Ulaanbaatar is a city on the rise. New building developments are surrounded by classical Russian influenced architecture from the past. Statues of prominent Mongolian leaders compliment the incredible Government Building on the main square that is fashioned like an Italian Piazza. The capital city hosts a vibrant metropolitan area with fine restaurants, forward-thinking cuisine, and nightlife. Journeying to the countryside is breathtaking with stunning Mountain Views complimented by wildlife that include the infamous Wild Horses, Bactrian Camels, and Eagles used for hunting. The countryside resorts and Gers allow for a truly wonderful stay where the air is fresh and one is amongst the best of nature. Mongolia is a must-see country to be experienced and treasured as the land is as unique as the people.

VIU is proud of our long-standing relationships with institutions, students, and alumni located in the nation of Mongolia. Students coming from Mongolia are always a welcome addition to VIU’s global campus community. VIU currently has close to 40 active students from Mongolia and 146 Alumni putting their degrees to work. We are excited to continue being a university of choice located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for our students hailing from Mongolia. VIU plans to make a return trip to Mongolia in the near future to continue building our network and supporting international student success.

Best Colleges

VIU was recently honored as the Top Online Education School in Virginia by Best The ranking assesses affordability, graduation rates, and location.  VIU earned a ranking score of 83.19% and topped all other online programs in Virginia.  You can Study Anywhere, Anytime with VIU Online as we make higher education convenient per your learning needs.  Our students enrolled in online programs come from across the globe in pursuit of higher education with a global perspective.  For more information, visit or call 1-800-51-GoVIU to speak with an Admissions Representative.  At VIU, all are welcome here!