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Info for… International

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

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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.

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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.

Opportunities for international students

International Centre for Students 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 entry to a UVic degree program, visit undergraduate or graduate admissions.

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

We also support short-term students such as visiting research students, exchange students, visiting students, and study abroad students.

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UVic Global Community

The UVic Global Community creates opportunities for all students, staff and faculty to connect and celebrate diversity.

We offer mentorship programs, events, activities and more to cultivate an intercultural and globally-minded campus.

Events

Open 2022 Leiden Rankings

2022 Leiden Rankings

International research rankings released today by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands once again show that UVic researchers consistently publish a...

Open New SSHRC funding

New SSHRC funding

Two humanities-based projects received $5M in SSHRC support to create global connections and partnerships, alongside funding announced June 16 for four other faculties and UVic’s business school.

Open Project tackles water crisis

Project tackles water crisis

UVic is leading a team that has been awarded a $1.65-million NSERC grant to train emerging engineers to work on water and sanitation projects in Canada and abroad.

Open UVic's health research edge

UVic's health research edge

UVic launched the UVic Health Initiative in 2019. Developed after a year of campus-wide consultation, the goal is to advance lifelong health while enhancing the quality and raising the profile of...

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