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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 2023 UVic Rhodes scholar

2023 UVic Rhodes scholar

Proud, trans UVic alumna Julia Levy is one of 11 young Canadians—the only one in BC—chosen for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship at Oxford University. Levy, a chemistry major, will begin a master’s...

Open Community energy transition

Community energy transition

Curran Crawford, director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria (IESVic), and his research colleagues are joining forces to bridge the gap in clean energy transitions...

Open 2022 UVic Canada Research Chairs

2022 UVic Canada Research Chairs

Seven University of Victoria faculty who are leaders in quantum physics, assistive technologies, virology, geophysics, drug discovery, software engineering and biostatistics are named new or renewed...

Open UVic's role in NASA mission

UVic's role in NASA mission

UVic researcher is part of a national team that will develop instruments to be deployed into space as part of an international NASA satellite mission: the Atmosphere Observing System (AOS).

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