Students visiting from Canadian universities and colleges

Universities around the world are committed to providing international learning opportunities for students, providing them with valuable knowledge and a greater perspective on our shared community. UVic welcomes visiting students from within Canada and across the globe, and we encourage our students to seek out their own international experiences.

Apply to be a visiting student and take up to five courses per term that will count as credit toward your degree at your home university or college.

If your first language is not English and if you have not studied in Canada or another English-speaking country for four recent academic years, you must demonstrate English language proficiency. Study must be from an acceptable program offered by an approved secondary or post-secondary institution.

How to apply

1. Complete an online application

  1. Create your profile in UVic's online application.
  2. Click "Start a new application".
  3. On the "Starting questions" page, select the following choices:
    • Which level of study are you applying for? Undergraduate
    • Are you applying to a degree, diploma or certificate program at the University of Victoria? No
    • Are you interested in... Visiting from another institution on a letter of permission
  4. Complete the remaining application pages.
  5. Pay the fee and submit your application.

2. Submit your letter of permission

In addition to the online application, you must arrange for your university or college to send a letter of permission to Undergraduate Admissions. The letter must include:

  • the session for which permission is given
  • the specific courses to be taken while you are visiting UVic.

Your application will not be processed until this information is received.

Students who wish to continue their study at UVic must reregister for a future session by submitting an updated letter of permission.

Registering for courses

Your letter of permission identifies the courses that you want to take while visiting UVic. However, you will still need to register online for your courses after your application has been accepted.

  • You will receive an email from UVic's Office of the Registrar that will tell you when to register online for courses.
  • Prepare in advance by reviewing the tutorials and videos at

More information

Questions about coming to UVic as a visiting student can be directed to .


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