Entrance scholarships for international students

The University of Victoria awards entrance scholarships to academically outstanding international students. The exact number of scholarships varies each year, depending on available funding. International scholarships range in value from $3,000 to $10,000.

Scholarships are automatically renewed each year if the student meets the following requirements:

To be automatically renewed a student must have completed a total of 12 or more academic units in any 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.

Note: any student who takes neither a co-op, work experience/workterm, nor academic units for one or more terms may forfeit their scholarship.

United World College Scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding international students entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria directly from a United World College. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for these scholarships. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence (a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points), community service, school involvement and leadership. The financial need of the applicant will also be considered. Students selected to receive the United World College Scholarships are not eligible for the Council of International Schools Scholarships.

Applications for 2015-2016 will be available in Fall 2014.

Value

  • Four scholarships of $90,000, payable at $22,500 per year over 4 years
  • Renewable up to 3 years or completion of first degree

Council of International Schools Scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding international students entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria directly from a school that is a member of the Council of International Schools. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for these scholarships. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence (or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points for schools offering the International Baccalaureate program), community service, school involvement and leadership. The financial need of the applicant will also be considered. Students selected to receive the Council of International Schools Scholarships are not eligible for the United World College Scholarships.

Applications for 2015-2016 will be available in Fall 2014.

Value

  • Two scholarships of $90,000, payable at $22,500 per year over 4 years
  • Renewable up to 3 years or completion of first degree

Aga Khan Academy Scholarship

Awarded to an academically outstanding international student entering an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria directly from one of the Aga Khan Academies. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are not eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence (a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points), community service, school involvement and leadership. The financial need of the applicant will also be considered.

Applications for 2015-2016 will be available in Fall 2014.

Value

  • One scholarships of $90,000, payable at $22,500 per year over 4 years
  • Renewable up to 3 years or completion of first degree

East China Normal University Entrance Scholarship

Awarded to an academically outstanding international undergraduate student entering the University of Victoria from the No. 2 Secondary School attached to East China Normal University.

Note: the scholarship recipient will be nominated by No. 2 Secondary School attached to East China Normal University.

Value

  • One scholarships of $20,000, payable at $5,000 per year over 4 years
  • Renewable up to 3 years or completion of first degree

International students must be admitted to the University of Victoria before being considered for an entrance scholarship. Eligible candidates are automatically referred to Student Awards & Financial Aid by Undergraduate Admissions.

  • International students must send in an interim transcript (if a current secondary school student) or a final transcript (if a student has graduated within two years of application and has not attended another post-secondary institution) by March 31st to Undergraduate Admissions to be assessed for an International Scholarship.
  • Eligible candidates are automatically referred to Student Awards & Financial Aid by Undergraduate Admissions.

International Entrance Scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding international students entering the first year of an undergraduate program at the University of Victoria.

Note: international students must be admitted to the University before being considered for this award.

Value

20 scholarships of $10,000

International IB Scholarships

International students completing the International Baccalaureate program with a minimum of 32 points are guaranteed a minimum Entrance Scholarship of $3,000 CDN, provided they send in interim/final IB scores by March 31st to Undergraduate Admissions. Canadian citizens studying at a secondary school outside of Canada need to send in predicted IB marks to be assessed for an IB scholarship by March 31 to Undergraduate Admissions.

Note: transcripts sent after the deadline will not be eligible for GPA based scholarships.

Value

$2,500

Southern Vancouver Island International Entrance Scholarships

Awarded to academically outstanding international undergraduate students who completed grade 12 in BC School District #61, #62, #63, or #64. A scholarship will be awarded to one recipient from each of the four school districts.

Value

$1, 000

Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • Entering their first year in an undergraduate degree program at UVic
  • A current secondary school student or have graduated within the last two years and have not attended a post-secondary institution
  • Accepted to UVic with an admissions "A" average*
  • Admitted to UVic a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points
  • An international student studying at UVic on a Canadian study permit (changes to your citizenship status may effect your scholarship eligibility)

*as assessed by Undergraduate Admissions

International secondary students

Grade 12 Interim (current student)/ Final (graduated student) transcript deadline:  February 28th

To be considered for an international scholarship all documents, including an interim or final transcript, must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by February 28th.  Scholarships will be assessed based on your admission GPA.

  • International secondary school graduates must have graduated within two years of applying to UVic and have not taken any courses at any post-secondary institutions.  

Note: Eligible candidates are automatically referred to Student Awards & Financial Aid by Undergraduate Admissions.

United World College, Council of International Schools and Aga Khan Academy international scholarships

We are pleased to announce international renewable scholarships to eligible students from an Aga Khan Academy, a United World College, and a member of the Council of International Schools. To be considered for one of these scholarships students must:

  • Have applied to the University of Victoria and be entering their first year in an undergraduate degree program directly from a participating institution
  • Meet admission criteria for their specific program, and general admission criteria for the University of Victoria
  • Have an excellence academic record ("A" average, minimum of 32 IB points or equivalent)
  • Be an international student who is neither a Canadian citizen nor permanent resident of Canada and maintain their study permit status throughout their undergraduate studies. 

Students are nominated by a school guidance counsellor, principal, or department head. Students must complete all parts of the application package and send in all supporting documentation and transcripts, as well as have the school nominator complete their section. Completed packages must be either mailed or scanned to by February 28th.

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  • Applications for 2015-2016 will be available in Fall 2014.

Contact information

Regular Mail: 

Student Awards & Financial Aid 
University of Victoria 
PO Box 3025, STN CSC 
Victoria, BC V8W 3P2

Courier Address:

Students Awards and Financial Aid
University of Victoria
2nd Floor, University Centre - Rm A202
3800 Finnerty Road 
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Scholarship Officer: Donja Roberts - awards2@uvic.ca

Scholarship Assistant: Nancy Fullerton - awards3@uvic.ca

Deadlines

Group Item Deadline

Current International secondary students

Grade 12 interim transcript February 28

International secondary school graduates

 Final Grade 12 transcript

February 28

United World College, Council of International Schools and Aga Khan Academy international scholarships

Application package

February 28