Entrance scholarships based on admission average - No Application Required

UVic offers a number of entrance scholarships each year, including non-renewable scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 and renewable scholarships of up to $26,000 payable over four years, to academically outstanding new students who have applied for admission.

All UVic entrance scholarships require a minimum 85% (secondary school) or a 7.5/9.0 (transfer UVic scale) admission average, unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference of the scholarship. For more detailed information, please visit How to Apply for an Entrance Scholarship.

Note: the exact number of scholarships and values vary each year depending on available funding.

Please note, to be considered for incourse scholarships students must have completed 12 academic units in the Winter Session.

Non-renewable entrance scholarships

50th Anniversary Education Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school, college, or university who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Education.

50th Anniversary Engineering Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000| Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering.

50th Anniversary Fine Arts Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Fine Arts.

50th Anniversary Human and Social Development Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

50th Anniversary Humanities Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: 1

One or more scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Humanities.

50th Anniversary Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000| Number: 1

A scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to an academically outstanding student entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.

50th Anniversary Science Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Science.

50th Anniversary Social Sciences Entrance Scholarship

Value: $1000| Number: 1

One or more scholarships of $1,000 are awarded annually to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

50th Anniversary Vikes Entrance Scholarship*

Value: $1000 | Number: 1

One or more scholarships of not less than $1,000 are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are entering the University of Victoria directly from Canadian secondary schools and who have demonstrated excellence in athletics. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Associate Director, Sport.

Ben and Barbara Sivertz Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

A scholarship is awarded to a student entering UVic from a Canadian secondary school.

Clara Evelyn Wilson Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Colonel Bull Scholarship Fund

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to students entering UVic directly from Canadian secondary schools.

Dairyland Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students entering undergraduate programs at the University of Victoria directly from British Columbia secondary schools, colleges, or universities.

David Brousson Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000| Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a BC secondary school or college.

David Brousson Memorial Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a BC secondary school or college.

Dr. Eliza C.H. Chan Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to academically oustanding students entering UVic.

Dr. Norma Mickelson Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000| Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school or BC college.

Dr. Penelope W. Codding Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000 | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school.

Ethel Dorthy Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria from secondary schools, colleges, or universities in British Columbia.

Faculty Association Entrance Scholarships*

Value: $3000 | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships of $3,000 each are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria from BC secondary schools, universities, or colleges.

Faculty of Engineering: Dean's Entrance Scholarship

Value: Up to $2000| Number: Varies

Scholarships of up to $2000 each will be awarded to students with high academic standing who are entering the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Victoria. The assessment of academic standing of the secondary school students will be based on secondary school course results while assessment of college students will be based on college course results. At the discretion of the Dean, this scholarship may not be awarded to students who hold another major scholarship from the Faculty of Engineering.

Faculty of Science Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from a Canadian secondary school who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science.

General Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Ian and Gillian Stewart Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000| Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to a student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a BC secondary school or college.

Island West Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to students entering or continuing at UVic.

John and Myrtle Tilley Undergraduate Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering or continuing at the University of Victoria.

Margaret Catherine Seens Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to academically oustanding students entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school.

Mary Marjorie Horan Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding entering or continuing students in an undergraduate or graduate program in the School of Music. Selection of the recipients will be made by Student Awards and Financial Aid or the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the School of Music.

Murray Farmer Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000 | Number: 1

A scholarship of $2000 is awarded to an undergraduate student with high academic standing who is entering the University of Victoria directly from a Candadian secondary school or transferring directly from a Canadian college or university.

President's Beyond Borders Fund

Value: $5000 | Number: 3

Three grants of $5,000 are awarded to academically outstanding international students from the Asia Pacific region entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria.

The Asia Pacific region includes: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, East Timor, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, Tuvalu, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Wallis and Futuna, Mongolia, Taiwan.

President's Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to students with high academic standing entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary schools.

Richard B. Wilson Entrance Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to students entering the University of Victoria from British Columbia secondary schools, colleges, or universities.

Ronald Lou-Poy Entrance Scholarship

Value: $2000 | Number: 1

A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student with high academic standing who is entering UVic directly from a Canadian secondary school or college in BC.

University of Victoria Entrance Scholarships

Value: $1500, $2500 | Number: Varies

Awarded to students with high academic standing who are entering UVic directly from Canadian secondary schools.

UVic Foundation Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering UVic from secondary schools in Canada.

UVic Transfer Scholarship

Value: $2000 | Number: Varies

Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students with high academic standing who are transferring to an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria directly from a Canadian college or university.

Vikes Entrance Scholarship

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

One or more scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are entering the University of Victoria directly from a secondary school and who have demonstrated excellence in extramural athletics. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of work ethic, commitment and performance criteria by the Director of Athletics and Recreation in consultation with the Manager of Athletics.

W.H. Hickman Alumni Scholarship*

Value: Varies | Number: Varies

Awarded to students entering UVic from BC secondary schools or colleges.

Renewable entrance scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students entering UVic; these scholarships are automatically renewed for four years, or the student's first undergraduate degree, whichever is the shorter period, provided the student meets the required renewal criteria.

Students are generally not awarded two renewable scholarships. If a student is eligible for two renewable scholarships, they will be offered the higher value scholarship.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in two terms of study between May and April and maintained a grade point average of 7.50 or higher on the best 12 academic units. The scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of the student’s full time study until completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period. A student whose grade point average falls below 7.50 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for the renewal of the scholarship.

Students registered in a co-op or work experience workterm will automatically be renewed when they next complete 12 or more academic units in two terms, provided they have a grade point average of 7.50 or higher in the two terms.  Any student who takes neither a co-op or work experience workterm or academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

*Please note, for renewable purposes we will use the two academic terms immediately preceding the adjudication of the scholarship.

UVic Excellence Scholarships

Follow standard renewable criteria above.

The University of Victoria awards scholarships of $20,000, and $26,000, to academically outstanding Canadian secondary school students entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria.  Current Grade 12 students will be assessed on their self-reported marks.  Secondary school graduates require a final transcript to Undergraduate Admissions by March 31st. 

Values:

  • $5,000 renewable per year
  • $6,500 renewable per year
  • Renewable for up to three years or completion of first undergraduate degree

Elsa Eleonora Fagerberg and Clara Maria Fagerber Entrance Scholarship

Value: $3,000 | Number: 1

A scholarship, to a maximum of $12,000 (payable at $3,000 per year, for up to 4 years or completion of first degree), is awarded to academically outstanding students entering undergraduate programs from secondary schools, colleges and universities in Canada. 

John Locke Malkin Entrance scholarship

Value: $4,000 | Number: Up to 6

Up to six renewable awards of $4,000 per year for up to 5 years or completion of first degree are awarded to students of exceptional academic promise entering the University of Victoria from Canadian secondary schools or BC colleges and universities.

Robert and Ellen Pearce Scholarship

Value: $5,000 | Number: 2

Two renewable scholarships of $5,000 per year for up to 4 years or completion of first degree are awarded to outstanding students entering the University of Victoria from Canadian Secondary Schools, Colleges or Universities.