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Our academic and research activities make a vital impact world-wide. 17 percent of the student body is international, represented by 110 countries around the world.

Global engagement

UVic has more than 300 active global partnerships. These partnerships enable students, staff and faculty to study and do research abroad.

We also welcome hundreds of international visitors each year. These include delegations, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research students and more.

UVic has an established Off-Campus Activity Risk Management Policy. This policy supports procedures to ensure that travellers are prepared for and safe throughout their trip abroad. We have partnered with International SOS (ISOS) to offer emergency medical, safety and security advice, referrals and emotional support when travelling.

International research

UVic ranks among the world’s best and most internationally-engaged research universities. Our international focus infuses the work of every faculty and research centre.

Visiting international researchers

Learn more about UVic’s research strengths and find out how we can help you accomplish your research goals.

Visit UVic as a post-doctoral fellow, a scholar or a student.

Learn about the funding opportunities available to researchers visiting UVic.


Open Global business program leads grad home

Global business program leads grad home

Kashtin Apsassin, who graduates with a Master of Global Business degree this spring, is one of many new grads around the world who finished their degrees during a pandemic. In his case that also meant...

UVic moves up in global rankings

The results of the 2022 QS World University Rankings show that UVic continues to be a global leader, climbing 36 places from last year. UVic is also ranked at 120 globally in the primary QS indicator...

Open From Saanich to Spain—and back again

From Saanich to Spain—and back again

One semester studying abroad in Spain gave UVic graduate Elijah Ackerly a new perspective on life back home in Saanich that would change his path forever. “I fell in love with the language and culture...

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Student services

International Student Services offers programs and support for new and current UVic students.

Students can add an international experience to their UVic studies. We offer exchanges, field schools and co-op work terms around the world.

We provide funding opportunities for both outbound and inbound students.

If you're an international student seeking full-time entry to a UVic degree program, visit undergraduate or graduate admissions.

We also offer useful resources and advice for international students coming to UVic.

UVic global community

The UVic Global Community creates opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to connect and celebrate diversity. Meet with a conversation partner to practice another language or experience an authentic Canadian holiday meal. Our programs cultivate an intercultural and globally-minded campus.

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