Study abroad students

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Study abroad students are welcome to attend the Gustavson School of Business for either the fall term, spring term or both.    

Application Deadlines:

Fall Term (September- December): May 1st

Spring Term (January - April): September 1st

Please visit to fill out our online application form.

Also submit the following items in .pdf form to  as email attachments:

Undergraduate Studies

Each course is worth 1.5 units (6 ECTS credits). Five courses (7.5 units or 30 ECTS credits) is a full load and three courses (4.5 units or 18 ECTS credits) is the minimum course load for international students. A list of business courses open to study abroad students will be sent out in early spring. Course selection is completed prior to arrival and the International Programs Office will register students in their courses. Changes may be made during orientation, but selection will be limited. 

Study Permit & VISA

A Study Permit is required for any international student attending school for longer than 6 months. Students of some countries require an Entry Visa (regardless of length of stay) in addition to a Study Permit. Please contact a Canadian Embassy to confirm requirements. For a list of Canadian Consulates and Embassies, please visit the following link:

Health Insurance    

Medical coverage is compulsory. We recommend you purchase health insurance in your own country. If needed, a health insurance plan is available through an agent at the University of Victoria for approximately $60 per month. 

Options for Accommodation


You will be placed with a Canadian host family who will provide housing, meals and an opportunity to learn the local lifestyle. This will cost approximately $950 CAD/month (including food). For more information, please visit:

On-Campus Housing

On-campus residence is guaranteed for visiting students registered in a minimum of 4 business courses. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first-served basis. This will cost approximately $930 CAD/month (including starter meal plan). For more information, please visit the following link:

Off-Campus Housing

For more independence, students can search for off-campus accommodations through the following website of UVic Off-Campus Housing:

Renting an apartment, basement suite or condo can range from $500 - $1100 CAN/month (not including food). 

Christina Hernandez

Phone: +1.250.853.3748

Jane Collins

Phone: +1.250.721.6057

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

International Programs, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
Business and Economics Building, 3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2, Canada

Courier or In-person Address:

International Programs, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria
Business & Economics (BEC) Building, Room 280
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2

Phone: +1.250.721.6419