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Finance your education

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

We've increased the number of major, multi-year scholarships by more than 70%, and added new grants to help you move to Victoria or if you're transferring to UVic from college.

What will it cost?

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:

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Info for Indigenous students

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees

You can expect to spend around $15,245 on tuition, fees, supplies, and living expenses for a typical workload of 15 units of coursework over eight months. You'll need additional funds for travel, recreation, and clothing. A breakdown of these costs and information about tuition fees can be found on the registrar's site.

Awards and bursaries

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

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.

Info for international students

International student fees are different than domestic ones. UVic offers many resources to assist international students as they pursue their degree:

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