Thinking of applying?
As an international student, there are a few key steps to take before you apply to the University of Victoria. These include choosing a faculty and program of study, checking admission requirements for that area, and reviewing entry points and documentation requirements and deadlines.
If you are considering UVic, you will also need to review the requirements for authorization to study in Canada.
Information for international applicants (including US applicants)
General admission prerequisitesThe application process is the same for international and domestic students, but admission requirements are different.
- US applicants: Make sure you meet the US high school admission requirements.
- Other international applicants: Make sure you meet the international admission requirements.
Students who are considering applying to UVic must apply for authorization to study in Canada.
Admission averages for UVic's various faculties change each year. See current admission cutoffs for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.
Early admission for US applicants
US applicants interested in early admission should review our early admission information.
International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) students
At UVic, International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) students are rewarded for their hard work. We award transfer credit for a wide selection of IB and AP courses. We also offer a guaranteed scholarship to IB students who have completed the IB program with 32 points or higher. We've put together a handy list of IB and AP courses and corresponding UVic credit, as well as information about early admission, and frequently asked questions.
If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. If you can not currently demonstrate English Language Proficiency, you can apply for a preliminary offer of admission if you meet the other admission requirements for your faculty.
Academic writing requirement (AWR)
September is the most common entry point for undergraduate studies, but depending on your faculty or program you may have other options. See the application and document deadlines to determine the available entry points for your intended program.
Document requirements and deadlines
You should review the application and documentation deadlines and ensure you have the required documents to apply for admission.
Ready to apply?
Read through the important notices before you start your application.