How to apply for graduate studies

N'Donna Russell looking at a cell phone
Pacific and Asian Studies graduate student N’Donna Russell said studying another culture enabled her to learn a lot about herself.

Graduate studies at UVic

Intellectual challenge, research excellence and a beautiful and close-knit campus—you will find all this and more as a graduate student at UVic. You’ll gain valuable experience working alongside our internationally known researchers. Our small classes and  supportive professors will provide mentorship throughout your degree.


  1. Before you apply, learn what  type of applicant you are
  2. Consult the  special admissions information, if applicable.
  3. Complete the  online application
  4. Pay the  application fee
  5. Submit the required documents, including transcripts.
  6. Contact your referees and confirm their willingness to complete an assessment on your behalf.
  7. View the checklist or check your status on your  My UVic application page.
  8. Accepted? Find out what's next.

Co-op for graduate studies

UVic is home to the largest  graduate co-op program in Canada. It can provide hands-on experience related to your research—helping you put your education to work.

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