Advising and supervising

Your supervisor-student relationship

The relationship between supervisor and student is of paramount importance. These documents will help you manage that relationship.

Meetings and contacts

Funding

The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides the following funding for graduate students:

Visiting and travelling students

  • Visiting research students are students registered at another university who come to UVic to do research under the supervision of a UVic faculty member. For detailed information on the procedures together with sample letters see visiting research students information.
  • If you have PhD students wishing to study in China, or if you would like to recruit top Chinese students wishing to pursue their PhD study at UVic, the China Scholarship Council Candidates (CSC) agreement between UVic and the China Scholarship Council might work well for you. See complete details in the accordion below.

Dates and deadlines

Information for China Scholarship candidates

About the China Scholarship program

According to the memorandum of understanding signed in October 2012 between the China Scholarship Council and the University of Victoria, the two parties have established the UVic-CSC Joint Scholarship Program to support outstanding Chinese students to undertake PhD studies at UVic.

China Scholarship Council – UVic Postgraduate Fellowship program

General information for international applicants

Steps in the application process

Study permits and temporary visas

Language proficiency

  • Generally international students who do not speak English as their first language must show English language proficiency in order to study at the University of Victoria. See the language proficiency page for more information regarding English language requirements.
  • The University of Victoria English Language Centre offers a university admission preparation course that can be completed to meet English competency requirements.

Advising and program contacts

Anthropology

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Biochemistry and Microbiology

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Biology

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Business

  • Mr. Ian Robertson, MBA program associate director, grad advisor - mbadira@uvic.ca or 250-721-6403
  • Ms. Amy Weinberg, MBA program secretary - mbasec@uvic.ca or 250-721-6058
  • Ms. Wendy Mah, PhD program manager - busiphd@uvic.ca or 250-721-6060
  • Mr. John Oldale, MGB graduate adviser - joldale@uvic.ca or 250-721-6433
  • Ms. Alyssa Cuthbert, MGB and PhD program secretary - gillasst@uvic.ca or 250-853-3746
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Chemistry

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Child and Youth Care

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Computer Science

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Cultural Heritage Studies

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Cultural, Social and Political Thought

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Curriculum and Instruction

  • Dr. Kathy Sanford, grad adviser - ksanford@uvic.ca or 250-721-7804
  • Dr. Robert Dalton, program coordinator, (community-based EDAE summer cohort)- rdalton@uvic.ca or 250-721-7893
  • Vera Atavina, grad secretary, curriculum and instruction - edcigrad@uvic.ca or 250-721-7882
  • Ms. Michele Armstrong, graduate secretary, (community-based EDAE) - CIgrad2@uvic.ca or 250-721-7808
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Dispute Resolution Program

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Earth and Ocean Sciences

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Economics

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Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies

  • Dr. Carolyn Crippen, grad adviser (leadership studies, CSML) - ccrippen@uvic.ca or 250-721-7825
  • Dr. Tim Black, grad adviser (counselling psychology) - tblack@uvic.ca or 250-721-7820
  • Dr. Gina Harrison, grad adviser (educational psychology) - harrison@uvic.ca or 250-721-7783
  • Ms. Vivian McCormick, grad secretary (leadership studies) - leadgrad@uvic.ca or 472-5005
  • Ms. Stacey Brownell, grad secretary (educational psychology and counselling programs) - eplsgrad@uvic.ca or 250-721-7883

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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English

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Environmental Studies

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Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

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French

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Geography

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Germanic and Slavic Languages

  • Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou, grad advisor - epnev@uvic.ca or 250-721-7324
  • Ms. Irina Gavrilova, grad secretary - geru@uvic.ca or 250-472-7316
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Greek and Roman Studies

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Health Information Science

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Hispanic and Italian Studies

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History

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History in Art

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Indigenous Education

  • Allison Benner, academic adviser - iedadvis@uvic.ca or 250-721-8389
  • Savanah Seaton, graduate secretary - ied@uvic.ca or 250-721-7826

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Indigenous Governance Program

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Law

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Linguistics

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Math and Statistics

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Mechanical Engineering

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Music

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Neuroscience (Division of Medical Science)

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Nursing

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Pacific and Asian Studies

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Philosophy

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Physics and Astronomy

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Political Science

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Psychology

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Public Administration

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Public Health and Social Policy

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Social Dimensions of Health

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Social Work

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Sociology

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Studies in Policy and Practice

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Theatre

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Visual Arts

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Women's Studies

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Writing

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Documents required for visiting and Western Dean’s Agreement students

If you want to attend UVic under other approved exchange agreements you must comply with the provisions of those agreements. All visiting international students must provide proof of English language proficiency.

Research students

Whether you plan on coming to UVic under the Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement (CGSRMA) or as a visiting research student on a specific agreement letter, we require a signed copy of the agreement be sent to us for approval.

Visiting students

If you want to take courses at the University of Victoria for credit in a graduate degree program at your home institution, you must submit a letter of permission with your application.

We require transcripts showing proof of a previous degree. Assessment reports are not generally required, but may be requested.

Western Deans’ Agreement

If you want to attend UVic under the Western Deans' Agreement you must submit a Western Deans’ Agreement Application to UVic, which is provided to you by your home institution.

Please note: the university at which you are enrolled in a degree program is your home institution. The university at which you wish to take a course is the host institution.

Additional requirements for applicants from Indian institutions

We will accept unofficial documents to complete a preliminary evaluation, but require official documents to confirm the information we have received if you are offered admission.

For documents coming from any Indian institution, we require official copies of statements of marks for all years and a degree certificate. Official provisional certificates are acceptable for applicants who have graduated within the last three years who are unable to obtain a degree certificate.

Certified photocopies are acceptable, if endorsed by the issuing university and sent in a sealed, endorsed envelope. (See transcripts for more information on official documentation).

Please note:

  • Marks sheets and degrees must be received directly from the university or institution that issues the degree and not from an affiliated college in order to be considered official.
  • We DO NOT accept consolidated or American-style mark sheets/transcripts. 
  • In some cases we may need a complete record of your educational history including your secondary school exam results.

Additional requirements for applicants from Chinese institutions

We will accept unofficial documents to complete a preliminary evaluation, but require official documents to confirm the information we have received if you are offered admission.

We require an official transcript as well as a verified or certified copy of the official degree certificate. Degree certificates should indicate the date the degree was awarded according to the People’s Republic of China regulations.

We do not normally require graduation certificates or certificates of completion, which indicate that you have completed the required number of years of study for the program and have met all requirements for completion.

These documents must be received by Graduate Admissions and Records in envelopes sealed and endorsed by the home university (the chop should appear over the seal). Please see transcripts for more information on official documentation.

If you did not graduate from a designated English-speaking country you must arrange to have all academic records issued in their original language and accompanied by certified English translations.

If the institution you attended cannot translate the documents into English, you must have a certified translator provide us with translations and copies of the documents that were translated. English translations must be literal translations of the original documents.


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