Undergraduate program applications

Admission Requirements

Diploma Programs: Applicants should have the equivalent of two years post-secondary education, plus three years experience in the public sector; or considerable relevant public or non-profit sector work experience. Candidates without formal post-secondary qualifications but with demonstrated appropriate experience may be admitted as conditional students.

Professional Specialization Certificate Programs: Applicants should already hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least two years’ work-related experience. In exceptional circumstances, students may be admitted to a Professional Specialization Certificate if the School finds they have sufficient academic background equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term

  • May 31 for application to Office of the Registrar
  • July 15 for documents & transcripts

Spring Term

  • October 15 for application to Office of the Registrar
  • November 15 for documents & transcripts

Summer Term

  • February 15 for application to Office of the Registrar
  • April 1 for documents & transcripts

How to Apply

New applicants to UVic application procedures

  1. Apply to University of Victoria Undergraduate Admissions
  2. Complete online application, upload your professional resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the Diploma or Specialization Certificate program.
  3. Arrange for all official transcripts to be sent to Undergraduate Admissions

More information for new undergraduate students

Returning UVic students application procedures

  1. Returning UVic students must apply to reregister. You can either apply online or submit a PDF application. Along with your application for reregistration, upload your professional resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the Diploma or Specialization Certificate program.

Returning students should review the information on the Office of the Registrar website.

New to UVic? Applying late?

We make every effort to accommodate late applications but applicants may find your selection of courses limited because you will not be able to register until your application is completed and processed. If you find that our deadline for online application has passed, you may choose to enroll in our courses through Thompson Rivers University (TRU) for the current term and submit your application to our diploma program in time for the next deadline. UVic ADMN Courses taken through TRU can be transferred towards your Diploma.

To declare a Minor in Public Administration, please contact your academic adviser. For a listing of the academic advisers, please consult the academic calendar.