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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). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Graduate Admissions and Records office. For more information about about applying via mail, please consult the Application Package.

Depending on your program, you may need to send additional materials to the EPLS department. Check your program's admission requirements 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.

Returning students

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.

Mature students

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 apply 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.

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