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Do your philosophy degree at UVic and get your education at one of the top 12 global universities for 2021!

How to apply

Apply to UVic online, using My UVic Application. If you have any problems, contact the graduate admissions Office at 250-472-4657 or by emailing .

See the Graduate Studies website for useful information about general graduate admission requirements and procedures.

Why choose UVic Philosophy?

Our graduate courses are small, giving you lots of individual attention from our excellent faculty members. Many of our alumni have continued on to PhD programs in North America and Europe, or pursued other careers in law, education, or research ethics. 

Take a look at our program pages for more information and learn how to apply to UVic

Additional application materials

In addition to the application materials required by Graduate Admissions, you must also provide a short sample of your best written work (about 10 pages) and a brief statement of your anticipated area of study. The statement should indicate how your research interests fit with the research and teaching expertise of members of the philosophy faculty.

Deadline for applications

Applications must be submitted by February 1 to be considered for September entry.


The department does not typically provide specific advice about individual applicants or their applications. For general queries about the graduate program, contact the Graduate Advisor or Graduate Secretary