Supplemental applications

In addition to grades, some UVic undergraduate programs require other information as part of the selection process. Depending on the program, you may be asked to upload supplemental materials before or after submitting your application, or to send documents directly to the department.

If your program is not listed below, a supplemental application is not required.

Business

Commerce

All supplemental documents listed below must be uploaded as one single PDF file when you submit your application.

Current resume
  • Prepare a current resume that includes all of the components in the Gustavson resume template (maximum of 2 pages).
  • You may follow the template or use your own layout.
Personal statement

Answer the following question in paragraph format (minimum of 250 words):

  • "What are the three things that you want us to know about you, and how will these contribute to your success in university and our Bachelor of Commerce program?"
Short-answer question

Answer one of the following questions in paragraph format (minimum of 100 words):

  • "Our Bachelor of Commerce program has features, including experiential learning, international exchange and specializations, that differentiate it from others. Which of these differentiating features appeals to you the most and why?"
  • At the Gustavson School of Business, we see things differently. Please tell us: "what change would you like to see in the world and how can you contribute to this change?"

Education

Kinesiology (co-op program only)

  • Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing experiences you have had that reflect your interest in this program. Include your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of co-operative education work terms.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Recreation and Health Education

  • Submit a written statement (maximum 500 words) describing experiences you have had that reflect your interest in this program. Include your thoughts on the challenges and opportunities of the four mandatory work terms.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Teacher Education

Submit supplemental documents if you are applying to one of the following Teacher Education programs. Refer to the Faculty of Education website for additional details.

Fine Arts

Music

Audition
  • You will be asked to schedule an audition when you submit your application.
Reference letters
  • Submit two letters of reference.
  • References letters can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
  • Refer to the School of Music website for additional information.

Music and Computer Science

Theatre

Refer to the Theatre Department website for additional information.

Resume
  • Submit a resume outlining any previous theatre training and experiences, as well as non-theatre related volunteer activities, awards, honours, hobbies and interests.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
Essay
  • Submit an essay (maximum 500 words, typed and double-spaced) explaining why you wish to pursue your theatre education at the University of Victoria.
  • This document can be uploaded before or after you submit your application.
Portfolio (optional)
  • Submit digital examples of a portfolio, or any work that you feel may enhance your application.
  • Portfolio examples can be submitted online to the department.

Visual Arts

Human and Social Development

Child and Youth Care

All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Cover letter
  • Submit a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) that includes your personal introduction, statement of interest in the UVic Child and Youth Care program, and an explanation of why this field of study is important to you.
Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume that includes your full work history, volunteer experiences, and interests.

Health and Community Services

All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume (maximum of 3 pages) that includes your skills, employment experience, volunteer experience, and education.
Statement of intent

Submit a written submission that includes the following:

  • Your preferred area of focus and second choice of area of focus
  • Your purpose in seeking a degree in health and community services
  • How this degree will relate to your experience, goals and career plans
  • Your preference for full- or part-time study.

Submissions should not exceed two pages in length (double-spaced, 12pt font, minimum one-inch margins). A strong statement of intent provides the opportunity to stand out.

Nursing

  • The process for submitting supplemental information for the Nursing program is under review.
  • Details will be published here when they become available, and students who have already applied will be notified via email.

Public Administration (all certificates and diplomas)

All supplemental documents listed below may be uploaded before or after you submit your application.

Cover letter
  • Submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the Diploma or Specialization Certificate program.
  • Address your letter to Dr. Catherine Althaus, Director, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria.
Resume
  • Submit a current, professional resume.

Social Work


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