Stay in your community while you earn your degree

Nursing students

Accessible, innovative nursing education

With over 30 years of experience, our UVic's School of Nursing is a leader in distance education. They offer undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs on-campus and by distance education.

Nursing programs
Aerial view of the UVic campus

Discover your edge

Take a journey through Canada's most extraordinary academic environment where dynamic learning and vital impact come together to give you an edge.

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Distance learning

UVic has degrees, diplomas and certificate programs specially designed for students enrolled in online distance programs and for instructors.

As a distance learner at UVic, you'll be supported by friendly staff and real-time services to help you access your online course technologies and use the University Library online.

Visit the distance learning website to learn about support services and tutorials.

Distance (online) education at UVic

Undergraduate degrees by distance

Graduate degrees by distance

Education for teachers

Diploma programs by distance

Certificate programs by distance

Graduate professional certificates by distance

Student experiences

Tammy Thielman recently completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and convocated in November, 2012. She studied as a Distance BSW student from Salmon Arm, BC, where she lives with husband John and their three children on 20 acres.

Tammy's area of interest is mental health and she plans to complete a master's degree from UVic, her favourite university. Tammy is just one of the many mature students with families who was able to complete a meaningful degree while staying in her home community, where her family has deep roots. Read Tammy's blog.