Admission information

The School welcomes and is actively recruiting applicants from communities that experience historical and present-day systemic discrimination and marginalization, and who are committed to social justice, equity, anti-racism and decolonization. In our admissions decisions, we will apply a decolonial equity framework which includes an intersectional lens and will prioritize applicants who are Indigenous, Black and people of colour.


Application Information
Application Process
Notification of Acceptance
Contact Information
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Application Information

Our next intake will be September 2024. The Undergraduate Admissions application is currently open until January 31st, 2024. The mandatory BSW Supplemental Application will be available in early December 2023. 

  • Entry to the BSW is at THIRD year. Please review the Eligibility Document to ensure you will be eligible to apply.  This document includes information about transfer credits and what to take in preparation for the program.

Application Process

STEP 1: Introduction

Please carefully read the following information:

STEP 2: Apply to UVic

The September 2024 UVic application details will be posted here in early December 2023.

STEP 3: Submit Supplemental Application Documents directly to the School of Social Work

In addition to applying to UVic, you are also required to submit an application package to the School of Social Work. 

The September 2024 supplemental application details will be posted here in early December 2023.

This application usually includes a statement of intent and an experience summary:

  • The Statement of Intent provides an opportunity for you to outline the degree of compatibility between our BSW Program and your interests and background.

  • The Experience Summary is where you will outline your employment, volunteer, and educational experiences.

Notification of Acceptance 

The department will begin making admission decisions for the September entry point in mid to late April. You will be notified of the decision and receive other information via email. Notification is also reflected on the applicant’s My UVic application page. It is important that you keep all your contact information up to date.

Please do not contact the department regarding impending decisions. For further details please see Process and Timelines.

Contact Information

Please direct any further admissions inquiries to:


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