Apply for admission

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receives over 400 applications a year to our graduate programs from around the world.

We assess applicants based on their education, work experiences, research statement, references and GPA.

Graduate program applications are considered continuously for three possible entry points. Application deadlines need to be observed to ensure full evaluation of your application for the desired entry point.

Graduate professional program applications are considered for the September entry point only. Please refer to the MTIS and MADS page for information about the program and requirements.

Applications to programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering should include the following:

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • 2 assessment reports
  • CV / resume
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of intent 1
  • Application fees
  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • 2 assessment reports
  • CV / resume
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of research intent 2
  • Application fees
1Maximum 2 pages 2Required for MAsc and PhD applications


Information and instructions, such as, how to apply and document requirements are included below. Applicants should refer to the Graduate Admissions and Records website for University of Victoria admission procedure and specific information.

Application deadlines

Application deadlines for research programs

Entry point Program Domestic applicants International applicants
September MEng, MASc, PhD June 1 June 1
January MEng, MASc, PhD October 1 October 1
May MEng, MASc, PhD February 1 February 1


Application deadlines for professional programs

*September entry only

Entry point Program Domestic applicants International applicants
September* MTIS, MADS June 1 April 1

Supervisor *

Recommendation for admission by a faculty member who will serve as an academic supervisor is required for all applicants to gain entry into our graduate programs.* 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide the name(s) of their proposed academic supervisor(s) when submitting an application. Applicants may wish to contact their proposed academic supervisors. Due to the high volume of emails received, faculty members may reply only to applicants they can supervise. For areas of research and individual home pages of faculty members, please refer to the faculty research interests and the faculty directory.

* MADS and MTIS applicants do not need to list a proposed supervisor; one will be assigned based on availability and area of research.

In addition to the documents required by graduate admission office, including academic transcripts, assessment reports and proof of English language proficiency (if applicable), applicants to ECE programs should also submit a resume/CV and a statement of research intent (not required for MEng). Information and instructions on how to apply and submit your documents can be found at the graduate studies admissions webpage.

Submit application fees

Your application for admission cannot be processed until your application fee is received. You will be prompted to pay this fee by credit card as part of the online application process. Cash will not be accepted. These fees are non-refundable and will not be counted toward your tuition. For current application fees please visit the graduate studies tuition and fees page.


Unofficial transcripts from all institutions, which you have attended, must be uploaded as part of your application. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official documents.

Unofficial transcripts include:

  • Photocopies which have not been endorsed as true copies by the issuing institution (see below for details)
  • Transcripts which have been opened or which arrive without a sealed envelope
  • Transcripts which have not been endorsed by the issuing institution (signature, seal or chop over the envelope closure)
  • Transcripts received electronically

Official transcripts and degree certificates are those that are received by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office in sealed envelopes, endorsed by the home university (signature, seal or chop) over the closure. For more information, see the academic calendar description.

If you have incomplete courses, which are not listed, on your official transcript, please provide a list of courses in progress and their credit weight with your application.

Unless the documents are only available in English, the official original language document accompanied by a certified literal English translation is required. English translations of French-language transcripts from Canadian institutions are not required.

Certified photocopies are acceptable if endorsed by the issuing university and sent in a sealed, endorsed envelope.

English language proficiency

If your first language is not English, and you have not resided in a designated English-speaking country for three years immediately prior to the entry-point applied for, you must provide proof of English language proficiency. This can be done by providing results directly to the university from a TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB test.

The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for international applicants is an overall score of 90 on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT), with a minimum score of 20 in each of the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections. The minimum overall IELTS score is band 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band.

Official test score reports must be sent directly to the University of Victoria by the testing agency. Scores older than two years are not acceptable.

If you hold a recognized degree from a designated English-speaking country are exempted from the English language requirements.

GRE test

The GRE test is recommended but not required.


Contact the graduate secretary for more information or visit our FAQ page.

Program Graduate secretary Contact information
MADS Ms. Jessica Fox


MTIS Ms. Leng Jax
Ms. Ashleigh Carlsen