Transferring from an international post‑secondary institution

Admission requirements

If you're transferring to UVic from an international post-secondary institution, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Successful completion of one or more years of a bachelor degree program at a recognized university
  • A minimum average of at least "B", calculated on the most recent year of study

Note that the actual cutoff average required for admission may be higher than stated here due to limits on enrollment in particular programs. Some programs also have additional selection criteria as described in the Supplemental application information page.

Transfer credit

Transfer credit is determined on a course-by-course basis.

Eligible transfer credit is usually assigned during the admission process based on the year in which the courses were completed. In most cases, a transfer credit email is sent immediately following the admission offer.

Supplemental applications

In addition to grades, some UVic undergraduate programs require applicants to provide additional information as part of the selection process.

Check the Supplemental application information page to see details and instructions for programs that require supplemental applications.

English language proficiency

All University of Victoria applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language. Applications cannot be fully evaluated until proof of language proficiency is confirmed.


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