Graduate studies

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Ready to make a vital impact?

The Graduate Admissions and Records Office (GARO) provides services to prospective and current students and responds to inquiries related to admissions, registration or records.

Vital impact
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Small particles. Big ideas.

UVic's dynamic learning environment will give you hands-on research experiences.

Hands-on learning
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Mentoring your exploration

Faculty graduate supervisors at UVic value creativity and critical inquiry. They will help you tackle the challenging issues—from cancer cells and fuel cells to climate change and cultural change.

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Follow your research passions

Whether around the block or around the world, your research as a graduate student at UVic can make a vital impact.

Follow your passion
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Put theory into practice

UVic is home to the largest graduate co-op program in Canada. Grad students often arrange co-op work terms that are related to their final projects, theses or dissertations.

Co-op work terms
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A pathway to success

UVic has a number of professional development programs and resources to support your career growth beyond grad school.

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Become a graduate student

Shape your future and advance your academic, professional and career goals with a graduate degree from the University of Victoria. You'll be part of an inclusive and inspiring community of students, faculty and researchers who love what they do and want to make their ideas count.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is home to over 3500 students studying in over 160 graduate programs.  Our tradition of teaching excellence, has built a reputation for quality and innovation that's respected around the globe.

Our natural setting informs programs that speak to our strengths including environmental studies, earth and ocean sciences and sustainable approaches to business, law and engineering.

New graduate offerings reflect areas of emerging interest in civil engineering, health informatics, community development, neuroscience and performing arts. We have deepened our commitment to professional programs and experiential learning opportunities designed to launch and advance careers.

Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies for more information.

Find your supervisor

Connecting with an available academic supervisor who is a good match to see you through a thesis, research project or dissertation is a key piece of the graduate puzzle. It's important to get this right.

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Program and admission inquiries

If you have a question about a specific department or graduate program, contact your program advisor.

For inquiries related to admissions, registration or records, contact the Graduate Admission and Records Office by email (garo@uvic.ca) or phone (250-472-4657).

General inquiries

Contact a UVic recruiter if you have a general question about graduate studies at UVic.

Your recruiter is assigned according to the location of your current or most recent college or university.

UVic offers a comprehensive range of services for Indigenous students including academic and cultural resources and financial aid. To learn more, self-identify as Indigenous when you speak with a UVic recruiter or email .

Brian Tucker, Recruitment Admissions Liaison Officer
Brian Tucker

Brian works with graduate students from colleges and universities across Canada.

Andrea Felix de la Rosa, student recruitment admissions liaison
Andrea Felix de la Rosa

Andrea works with graduate students from colleges and universities in North, Central and South America.

Mark Macdonald, Recruitment Admissions Liaison Officer
Mark Macdonald

Mark works with graduate students from Africa, Australasia, and Europe (including Russia).

South & East Asia

Jessica Morrow, student recruitment admissions liaison
Jessica Morrow

Jessica works with students from China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries in South and East Asia.

West Asia

Brian Tucker, Recruitment Admissions Liaison Officer
Brian Tucker

Brian works with students from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and other countries in West Asia.

Mark Macdonald, Recruitment Admissions Liaison Officer
Mark Macdonald

Mark works with graduate students from Africa, Australasia, and Europe (including Russia).

Mark Macdonald, Recruitment Admissions Liaison Officer
Mark Macdonald

Mark works with graduate students from Africa, Australasia, and Europe (including Russia).

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