Apply for admission
UVic welcomes applications from Canadian and international students. New students must apply and receive confirmation of their admission to the University before registering in classes.
|Graduate program applicants||Certificate & diploma applicants|
All applicants should apply using the Graduate Studies Online Application Service and must be prepared to pay the appropriate application fee (via credit card). For step by step information about applying please visit the Graduate Studies website. Depending on your program, you may need to send additional materials not outlined on the Graduate Studies website. It is highly recommeded you check your specific program's admission requirements on the EPLS department website for details.
It is recommended that applicants apply online. Please be prepared to pay application fees via credit card at that time. If you are unable to apply online, refer to the Undergraduate Application Package.
Certificate and diploma students are strongly encouraged to contact Ione Wagner before applying, as there are some documents that are required by the EPLS department.
For more application information, visit the Office of the Registrar.
Students who are not currently attending UVic but have previously registered for courses (regardless of attendance) cannot use the online application process to return to UVic as undergraduates. Once registered, students who wish to return to undergraduate studies at UVic must apply to re-register using the Re-registration Application form available from the Office of the Registrar.
If a person has less than a 5.0 grade point average in the undergraduate degree, they are not able to apply to a graduate program for four years and they must have four years of relevant professional experience in the area of application since completion of their degree. Then they can be considered as a mature student.
Students must submit a complete resume. Such recommendations must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students admitted in this category cannot receive transfer credit for any courses completed prior to enrolling in the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
When you apply to the program, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will first calculate your average based on your most recent basis for admission, which is normally degree work. If upgrading has occurred, Graduate Studies will take that into consideration, in relation to the degree average. Normally, Graduate Studies is looking at the last 30 units (or equivalent) of your degree. Then, the EPLS department will look at the overall picture with an emphasis on the most recent work.