Finance your education

Financing your education is easier than you think. UVic is offering more scholarships, grants and awards to more new students than ever before.

What will it cost?

New for graduate students - pay tuition fees in four equal instalments over each four-month term!

How will I pay?

On top of your savings, summer job earnings and contributions from your family, there are several ways to make ends meet, including:

Preparing a budget? Try our financial planner.

If you have any questions about financing your education, please contact: Karen Rothschild, Student Awards & Financial Aid Email: 

Graduate awards and resources

UVic Fellowships & Graduate Awards

Donor Awards for CYC Graduate students

  • Agnes Shahariw Memorial Scholarship
  • Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarship
  • Annie Greskiw Graduate Award
  • Darlene Scott Memorial Scholarship
  • David F. Strong Research Scholarship
  • Discovery Program for Youth and Family Addiction Services Scholarship
  • General Graduate Scholarships
  • Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship
  • Martlet Chapter Iode Graduate Scholarship for Women
  • Ray Hadfield Memorial Fellowship
Information about scholarships, bursaries, and other financial resources

You should also visit the Centre for Graduate Students and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for information on scholarships and awards. SCYC faculty members may also be able to provide tips for obtaining funding.

Tuition and fees

You'll find current tuition fees on the Accounting site. Be sure to budget for additional funds for travel, recreation, and clothing. A breakdown of these costs can be found on the financial aid site.

Awards and bursaries

UVic offers $3.7 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. All students are encouraged to apply for student scholarships, bursaries, and loans.

In addition to the general entrance and in-course scholarships, there are more than 40 different awards and bursaries for Indigenous students.

Students who demonstrate reasonable academic standing and financial need can also apply for one many entrance bursaries and non-repayable awards.

UVic's Work Study program offers on-campus part-time paid jobs to students in financial need.

For more information about costs and methods of payment, visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid site.

Funding and sponsorships

Sponsored Indigenous students should report the name and address of their sponsor to the Office of Indigenous Affairs, who can provide the sponsor with appeal materials or course information on your behalf.

If you are fully funded by an Indigenous organization you're still eligible to apply for a student loan. BC residents can apply to the British Columbia Student Assistance Program. Applications are available in April-May of each year.

International student fees are different than domestic ones. UVic offers many resources to assist international students:

  • Annual cost assessment
    • Information about expected costs, funding sources and strategies for balancing your budget.
  • Budgeting in cyberspace
    • Budgeting tools, on-line calculators and other useful information to take the guesswork out of your finances.
  • Tuition and fee assessments
    • Schedule of tuition fees, forms and new tuition information in UVic Accounting Services.