How to apply for admission

Choose your program

Review your program admission requirements

Review your program admission requirements

including entry points, documentation requirements and deadlines. You must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For complete application and admission details, consult the Graduate Calendar and your academic unit’s website.

  • If you have completed a degree at a post-secondary institution outside of Canada or the US and are using that degree to apply for graduate studies at UVic, see the list of minimum requirements for degree programs from other countries.

  • If your first language is not English you must demonstrate English proficiency before being admitted to UVic. You can demonstrate this aptitude in a variety of ways

Apply online

Apply online and follow the steps indicated.

  • You will be asked to pay your application fee by credit card as part of the online application process. Graduate applications can only be processed after receipt of this fee. This charge is $110 (CAD) if all of your post-secondary transcripts come from an institution within Canada or $135 (CAD) if any post-secondary transcripts come from outside of Canada. The application fee is non-refundable and does not count for credit toward your tuition.

Submit supporting documents

Submit all of your supporting documents as described on our submission of documents page. Send these as a single package to Graduate Admissions and Records either by mail or in digital form (PDF) to Please select only one method of submission and send your package immediately after you apply.

Once all of your required documents have been received, your application is considered complete and ready for review. If you are applying to more than one graduate program, you'll need to send a separate application and application fee for each program.

Next steps

You will receive your UVic student number by email within a few days of submitting your application, followed by instructions for checking your application status online. You will be contacted by email once an admission decision has been made and notified if anything further is required.

If you have difficulty during the application process, please contact Graduate Admissions and Records.

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