Non-Health Information Science students or applicants seeking Health Information Science coursework

Applicants who are not seeking a degree in Health Informatics may apply to take up to two 500-level courses (1.5 units each) in the School of Health Information Science (HINF). For these applicants, HINF 572 should be the first of any courses taken. Not all courses are available to non-HINF students.

If you are interested in taking HINF courses as a non-degree student or are a UVic student from outside our School, you should first talk with our school's .

How to Apply – Non-UVic Student Applicants

To apply, you need to complete a UVic Graduate Studies online application.

Step 1

Standard UVic Graduate Studies Application Package:

  • You will need to obtain the appropriate transcripts, assessment reports, test scores and other documents as outlined in the application package.
  • If you are an international student, please visit the UVic Graduate admissions page for the information on minimum requirements, proper submission of your documents, Language proficiency, visas, and more.

Step 2

Additional materials required by Health Information Science:

1. Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) which:

  • provides your rationale for wanting to pursue a graduate coursework in Health Informatics;
  • specifies which course(s) and term you are interested in

2. Personal Resume (maximum 4 pages) which includes:

  • your educational background, employment history, professional/academic affiliations and other achievements such as publications or awards.

Step 3

Submit the online Graduate Studies Application Package along with the school’s requirements to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office (GARO).

How to Apply – UVic graduate students not in HINF

How to Apply – UVic Student (non-HINF) Applicants

Contact the Graduate Advisor ( about your wish to take HINF 572 + one other HINF graduate course

The Graduate Advisor will share your request at a faculty meeting and with course instructors for approval.   If approved, you will be instructed on how to receive instructor signatures for course registration.  

Please do not contact the course instructors directly for permission as you must first have approval from the School