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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.

International opportunities for 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 Sea urchins are on the move

Sea urchins are on the move

New research has uncovered a change in behaviour of deep-sea fragile pink sea urchins off the south coast of Vancouver Island that is linked to climate change impacts.

Open Advancing ocean protection

Advancing ocean protection

Canada’s advancement of ocean science and innovation continues to go from strength-to-strength with the expansion of Ocean Networks Canada’s world-leading deep sea and coastal ocean observatories...

Open Puzzles from the Holocaust

Puzzles from the Holocaust

Lisa Abram, a third-generation Jewish Romanian Canadian and communications officer at the UVic, has spent the last year uncovering her family’s connection to the Holocaust, aided by relatives and...

Open Exhibition celebrates great dance of life

Exhibition celebrates great dance of life

A new exhibition at UVic's Legacy Art Gallery explores Indigenous Governance scholar Devi Mucina’s roots as an Indigenous Chewa man while honouring his African ancestors and culture.

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