How to apply to the UVic Dual Degree program

Dual Degree students apply for entry directly into Year 3 of the BCom program, after successfully completing a minimum of two years at their home institution. Prior to entering the Gustavson BCom program, students must complete the required pre-commerce courses. Admission to the BCom program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. 

Step 1: Check requirements 

Eligibility

The Gustavson Dual Degree program is open to second and third year international students who are currently studying in one of our Dual Degree Partner Universities

Admission requirements

Please contact your home institution to enquire about specific dual degree admissions requirements.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language by the admissions deadline of January 31.  

Test

Minimum score

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

6.5 with no section less than 6.0

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

90 on the test with no section less than 20

A conditional offer may be given to students who do not reach this level by the admissions deadline and may register for UAP (University Admission Preparation), a four-week intensive summer program which runs in August.  

To study in this UAP program, you must have achieved:

Test

Minimum score

IELTS: International English Language Testing System

6 or higher with no section less than 5.5

TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language

79 or higher with no section less than 17

Step 2: Prepare supplemental application 

The supplemental application is an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to us. This is your chance to highlight any work, leadership, academic, volunteer and/or life experiences. Here you can reflect on how these experiences have allowed you to learn, develop and grow. We encourage you to use examples – whether those be in the classroom, in recreation activities, at work, through personal experiences or in community endeavours.  

Required components

Combine all your supplemental application documents into one PDF file and add them to your application.

  1. Current resume

Please refer to the UVic resume template for the resume components we encourage you to elaborate on. You are welcome to use this template or your own layout.

  1. Personal statement: your background and motivation

What are the three things that you want us to know about your, and how will these contribute to your success in university and our Bcom program?

  1. Impact statement: your personal road map

Gustavson BCom students create a real impact in local and global communities. Please tell us: what impact do you intend to create, and how will the Gustavson BCom program help you to do this?

Step 3: Submit documents

Be sure to complete the following tasks by January 31: 

Item

Email

Apply through the Education Planner BC website.

Please also let us know when you apply by emailing GSBglobal@uvic.ca.

Submit your supplemental application documents in the Education Planner BC website.

Please also send us a copy of your supplemental documents via email to GSBglobal@uvic.ca.

Have the test centre send your TOEFL or IELTS exam results directly to UVic.

Send a copy or screenshot of your results by email to GSBglobal@uvic.ca.

Make a copy of the photo page of your passport.

Email a copy of passport to GSBglobal@uvic.ca.

Make sure digital transcripts are sent by your university coordinator from a university email address. The transcript should include your first whole year and the first term of second-year studies.

Please send transcripts directly to:

Write out your spring/summer course list in a Word document

Send a copy of the list to GSBglobal@uvic.ca.

The application fee

You can pay the application fee by credit card through the Education Planner BC website. 

More information on the program fees

More information

For more details about the application procedures and admission requirements, please contact GSBGlobal@uvic.ca.