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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

The Office of Global Engagement develops and promotes global partnerships that advance UVic's strategic goals for internationalization, which includes:

  • providing support to UVic faculty and staff in furthering their international activities
  • coordinating international partnerships, projects and programs that enhance UVic's diverse intercultural and global environment
  • organize and host international delegations
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Global partnerships

UVic has active partnership agreements with over 200 post-secondary institutions located worldwide. These partnerships enable students, staff and faculty to collaborate internationally and travel abroad for study, co-op, service learning, professional development and research opportunities.

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.

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 and visiting, exchange and study abroad students.

International travel safety

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.

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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 Scientists discover Milky Way satellite

Scientists discover Milky Way satellite

An international team of scientists led by astronomers at the University of Victoria has discovered an ancient group of stars orbiting our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The newly discovered satellite...

Open World Water Day

World Water Day

The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is hosting a film screening and conversation at the University of Victoria to showcase the importance of freshwater management and governance in celebration...

Open Studying Ukraine’s national literature in wartime

Studying Ukraine’s national literature in wartime

Olha Chaplia was finishing her dissertation in Ukraine when Russia launched a full-scale invasion in 2022. With aid from the emergency fellowship, she moved to Victoria to continue her research.

Open Co-ops advance UN sustainability goals

Co-ops advance UN sustainability goals

UVic’s co-op program launched a new initiative that helps students directly link their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. UVic co-operative education (co-op) students have...

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