Steps to apply

At UVic, the International Centre for Students (ICS) operates an exchange program for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. If UVic has an exchange agreement with your home institution, you may be eligible to study here as an exchange student for one term (four months) or two terms (eight months).

Follow the steps below to add a UVic exchange to your university journey. For questions, contact our Exchange Advisers at .

Are you a Law or Business student? At UVic, the School of Business and Faculty of Law operate separate exchange programs. Please contact these departments directly for application instructions.

Timeline

Apply for the exchange program at your home university (deadline: various)

The first step is to be accepted for the exchange program at your home university. After that, your home university will nominate you to UVic and you will complete a UVic application.

Contact the office at your home university that is responsible for coordinating outgoing exchange programs. Speak to your exchange team about the steps you need to follow to be selected and officially nominated for exchange to UVic. Follow the deadlines and processes set by your university's exchange team.

Your application to the UVic ICS Exchange Program will not be processed unless you have been officially nominated by your host university.

Be nominated for exchange to UVic (by April 1)

If your home university selects you for exchange to UVic, they will officially nominate you to the UVic ICS Exchange Program.

Each year, the nomination deadline is April 1 for terms starting in September or January. Your home university exchange team will handle the nominations.

Apply to UVic (deadline: May 1)

After you have been selected and officially nominated for exchange to UVic, you will receive your UVic application instructions from the exchange team at your home university.

You must submit your application to the UVic ICS Exchange Program by May 1.

Your application to the UVic ICS Exchange Program will not be processed unless you have been officially nominated by your host university.

Receive confirmation of admission to UVic (by May 15)

The UVic ICS Exchange Team will receive your application package, assess it, and determine if we can offer you admission to UVic.

You will receive email confirmation from UVic by May 15.

Prepare for your exchange to UVic

Get ready for your exchange!

  • Carefully review the UVic Information Sheet that will be provided by the exchange team at your home university
  • Review the Living in Canada section of our website for information about housing, finances, health insurance, and more
  • Watch for and read all emails from
  • If you have questions, reach out to our Exchange Advisers at 

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!