We can’t wait to welcome you here. The University of Victoria accepts applications online for graduate studies. Below you’ll find an overview of the application and admissions process, from planning to next steps once you're admitted.

At UVic, we have a unique approach to handling your application for admission. Your application and supporting documents are first processed by our central Graduate Admissions and Records Office. Where minimum (Faculty of Graduate Studies) standards are met, your application is forwarded to your academic unit for further consideration.

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Before you apply

Before applying, make sure to follow the steps in the application wizard to determine your application type, as well as check out requirements and deadlines that apply to you, how to submit your supporting documents, and if you will be required to provide proof of English proficiency.

Are you a Canadian or international applicant?
Does a special admissions option apply to you?
Review steps and information you need before you apply

Apply for admission

Apply for admission. Here you will find a list of steps to follow, to help guide you through the admission process.

Apply online
Submit your follow-up documentation to Graduate Admissions & Records

Application status (MyStatus)

Follow the status of your application online, using the MyStatus tool. After the initial input, you will be able to track the progress of your application through all stages of the application process, and eventually see when a decision has been made.

Wait to allow information & documentation to move through the system
Check the status of your application using MyStatus
If you think there is a problem, contact Graduate Admission & Records

Once you are accepted

Welcome to UVic! Find out how to respond to your offer, and what your next steps are in preparation to start your studies at UVic.

Review information for recently accepted students

Student mental health
Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information