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What FGS does for you

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) helps graduate students navigate through funding opportunities, program requirements and available academic accommodations.


Every year, UVic awards $12 million to help fund graduate students through a combination of:

FGS helps graduate students apply for these opportunities, as well as external scholarshipsawards and bursaries.

INTD student support

We provide support to graduate students enrolled in an individual interdisciplinary (INTD) specialized degree program. An INTD program lets you create your own academic program by combining interests in different fields of study. 

Working with co-supervisors in at least two different academic units, you'll follow an individual program tailored to your own interests. You'll design your program in consultation with your supervisory committee.

Another option is for you to take interdisciplinary studies in an existing program with an interdisciplinary nature.

Academic concessions & accommodations

We work with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) to support students with disabilities. They help provide accommodations for students and ensure an equitable, inclusive and usable education.

FGS also helps students who are affected by illness, an accident or family matters. In these cases, you may apply for a deferral of a course grade. You can also apply for:

  • withdrawal from the course due to extenuating circumstances
  • a drop of course(s) without academic and/or fee penalty
  • a leave of absence from the program

Additional graduate supports

We also help graduate students with: