Student awards and financial aid
In addition to offering scholarship, bursary and work study programs, we provide information about other funding sources, expected costs and strategies for balancing your budget.
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New undergraduate students are eligible for entrance scholarships. This includes:
- High-school students
- College-transfer students
- International students
- Incoming athletes
- Indigenous students
Find out more about entrance scholarships.
Currently enroled undergraduate students may be eligible for in-course scholarships. There are UVic and the departments offer these kinds of awards:
- Medals and prizes
- Department awards
- Athletic awards
- Awards for students with a permanent disability
- Awards for indigenous students
Find out more about in-course scholarships.
There are awards for students based on other categories other than your academics or academic department. UVic offers scholarships and awards meant for especially for international students.
Find out more about entrance awards for international students.
There are awards for students based on other categories other than your academics or academic department. UVic offers scholarships and awards meant for especially for indigenous students.
Find out more about entrance awards for indigenous students.
There are awards for students based on other categories other than your academics or academic department.
Find out more about awards for UVic athletes.
Although students with a disability qualify for all other scholarships, there are additional awards specifically for students with a permanent disability.
Find out more about awards for students with a disability.
The answer depends on you: how many classes you take, if you drive a car or take the bus, if you share accommodation or rent your own place.
To answer the question, consider your particular circumstances and these average single student costs for 8 months of study:
|Student Society Fees||140|
|Athletic & Recreation Fees||160|
|UVSS Health Plan||144|
|UVSS Dental Plan||144|
|UPass Bus Pass||160|
|Books & Supplies, up to||1,700|
Looking for graduate tuition? View graduate tuition and fees on the Graduate Studies site.
Note: Tuition costs will vary from program to program. International and Graduate students will also have different tuition costs. Please refer to Accounting Services for exact tuition costs.
Estimated room and board costs for 8 months:
|On-campus, single (average)||8,366|
|On-campus, double (average)||7,380|
|Off-campus (moderate standard of living according to Student Aid BC)||10,784|
There are many ways you can fund your education at UVic from your personal savings, to loans, and on-campus work
Your savings, your part-time earnings, your summer job.
Talk to anyone who may be helping finance your education: parents, other relatives, and significant others.
UVic has recognized excellence through the generous scholarship program
UVic offers a generous bursary program for student in financial need
Eligible students may apply for UVic's work-study program.
Budgeting doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, it can help prevent financial anxiety as the term progresses.
Make sure your budget is flexible changes in your financial. It's important to save some money for emergencies or a rainy day. A budget is a simple way for you to organize and manage your money to ensure that it lasts for your entire academic year.
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