CBIE International Student Survey

Tell us what it’s like to be an international student in Canada!

UVic and the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) invite you to participate in the 2021 International Student Survey.

The survey is being conducted at institutions across Canada. Your responses can help shape international programs and supports at UVic and throughout Canada.

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CBIE is offering three cash prizes of $1,000 and four cash prizes of $500 just for completing the survey! Winners will be randomly selected from the pool of international students who complete the survey and agree to take part in the draw.

Survey terms & conditions

  • This survey is for international students only and will take 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Your name will be entered into the draw if you complete the entire survey
  • You can save your progress (option located in the top-right corder of your screen) and exit/return at any time
  • By agreeing to continue the survey, you are giving your consent to participate in this research and agree that your anonymized data will be retained by CBIE and may be used in future longitudinal studies
  • You may withdraw from the survey at any time by closing your browser, but data collected up to that point will be retained by CBIE
  • If you want all your data to be permanently removed, please send your request to learning@cbie.ca
  • UVic will receive only an anonymized dataset of results and won’t be able to identify your specific responses
  • Your participation will not affect your grades, student status, or access to programs, now or in the future

Survey support

If you have any questions or concerns about how this survey is being conducted, please contact icsinfo@uvic.ca

If you have any problems or concerns with the survey itself, please contact learning@cbie.ca

Mental health support

You will be asked a number of questions regarding your experience as an international student. If at any point during the survey you experience any discomfort, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you!

Thank you in advance for providing this important feedback. Your participation will amplify the voices of international students and serve an important role in shaping the experiences of international students who come to study at UVic and in Canada.