Welcoming and diverse community

UVic students laughing.
More than 2,300 on-campus students create a close-knit community within UVic's larger university setting, and all of them walk less than 10 minutes to get from their bedroom to their classroom.

UVic is a destination university for people all over the world. More than two-thirds of our students come from outside Victoria.

We take pride in helping everyone feel welcome – undergraduate and graduate students, international and Indigenous students, young and old, on-campus and distance learners.

Whether you come to our faculty from down the street or across the globe, you’ll find a warm welcome and supportive network here.

Just ask any student, "why UVic?" They'll tell you, "the people."