Program Information

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Dual Degree Program Application Procedure

Who is eligible to apply for the Dual Degree Program?

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.

How do I apply for the Dual Degree Program?

We recommend you to apply to the Dual Degree Program through your home institution. You may also apply through our International Programs’ office, but it is your obligation to inform your home institution that you will submit an application package to Gustavson.

What documents do I need to submit?

1) Prepare all the application documents which include the following:

  • Application Form
  • Supplemental documents
  • The official transcript + In progress courses list
  • Transcripts and Proof of English Language Proficiency

2) Scan and email all the application documents to Sheri Love at sdlove@uvic.ca

3) Mail all the original documents to this address:

Room 278, Business and Economics Building
International Programs of Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC

The mail should be received by the office no later than February 28.

Where can I find the application form?

You can get the application form from your home institution’s International Office. If you have more questions about which office to contact, please ask us.

How do I prepare the supplemental documents?

1. Current resume

  • Prepare a current resume that includes all of the components in the Gustavson resume template (maximum of 2 pages), which you can find here.
  • You may follow the template or use your own layout

2. Personal statement

  • Answer the following question in paragraph format (minimum of 250 words): "What are the three things that you want us to know about you, and how will these contribute to your success in university and our Bachelor of Commerce program?"

3. Short-answer question

  • Answer one of the following questions in paragraph format (minimum of 100 words):
    • "Our Bachelor of Commerce program has features, including experiential learning, international exchange and specializations, that differentiate it from others. Which of these differentiating features appeals to you the most and why?"
    • At the Gustavson School of Business, we see things differently. Please tell us: "What change
      would you like to see in the world and how can you contribute to this change?"

Do I need an official transcript?

You’ll need to provide us with your official transcript sent directly from you home institution no later than February 28. The transcript should include you first whole year and the first term of second year studies. In some cases, transcripts may be sent when they are ready in late Feb.

Your grade has to meet the admission requirements which our recruiter presented at your home university.

How should I pay the application fee?

Uvic does not accept payment by credit card for the application fee. You can send your payment to the University of Victoria via international wire transfer.

Wire transfer instructions:

1. Provide the University of Victoria bank information to your bank:

Royal Bank of Canada
(RBC) 1079 Douglas St
Victoria BC

Transit #08000
Institution #003
Account #000-009-1
Swift ROYCCAT2

2. Ensure that your bank uses your name in the reference field for the wire transfer.

3. Send a scanned copy of your payment receipt to sdlove@uvic.ca and tuition@uvic.ca to ensure that we are made aware of your payment. Failure to do so will mean it will take longer for your tuition payment to be identified. You are responsible for ensuring that the payment arrives before February 28.

Reminders:
Routing banks often take a $25 wire transfer fee from your payment, so the amount the University of Victoria receive is less than what you pay. In order to avoid your payment being short, you should include $25 extra in your wire transfer payment amount. However, DO NOT SEND more than this extra $25 in your wire transfer. Any overpayments will be credited to future tuition and will not be refunded to the student.

If you are calculating currency exchange rates be sure to use the sell exchange rate.

For more information about how much you need to pay, please click here.

Travelling to Victoria

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Where is Victoria, British Columbia?

Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island which is approximately 100 km distance from Vancouver. Although on a map, it looks to be a short distance, it requires some planning and time to get to Victoria from Seattle or Vancouver and back to Vancouver by air, sea or land.

Travelling by Air

Located thirty minutes from downtown Victoria, Victoria International Airport serves daily flights to and from Vancouver International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma Airport (Sea-Tac), as well as other points in Canada and the United States. Regular floatplane and helicopter service to Downtown Victoria is available from Vancouver and Seattle.

Travelling by Sea

Victoria is well-connected to mainland British Columbia and Washington State by vehicle and passenger ferries and high-speed catamarans.

Victoria Clipper: Passengers-only catamaran. Trip takes 3 hours. Seattle’s Pier 69 to Downtown Victoria’s Inner Harbour. http://www.victoriaclipper.com/

BC Ferry Corporation: Car and passenger ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (30 minutes from
Downtown Vancouver) and Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, near the town of Sidney (30 minutes from Victoria). Winter odd hour sailings 7 am – 9 pm. The trip takes 1 hour 35 minutes. http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/

Travelling by Land

Scheduled coach service is available for travel from Vancouver (via ferries) to Victoria.

BC Ferries Connector Bus: Take the BC Ferries Connector, a coach-style bus that transports you from downtown Vancouver, onto the ferry, and directly downtown Victoria (and back to Vancouver). Reservations recommended. http://bcfconnector.com/