How to apply

If UVic has an exchange agreement with your home institution, you may be eligible to study here as an exchange student for one or two terms (four or eight months).

Follow these instructions for applying to UVic as an exchange student through the ISS Student Exchange Program.

If you have questions, please contact us.

At UVic, the School of Business and Faculty of Law operate separate exchange programs with separate application instructions.


Instructions

Speak with an Exchange Adviser at your home university.

Contact the office at your home university that is responsible for coordinating outgoing exchange programs, and speak with an Exchange Adviser about the steps you need to follow to be selected and officially nominated for exchange to UVic.

Each year, the nomination deadline for exchange terms starting in September and January is April 1st.

You must be officially nominated for exchange to UVic before your application to the ISS Student Exchange Program will be accepted.

Apply for exchange to UVic.

After you have been selected and officially nominated for exchange to UVic, please complete the following steps.

Submit the online Incoming Exchange Application Form. This form will be provided by the Exchange Adviser at your home institution.

Send scanned copies of the following required additional documents to :

  • your current passport
  • two recent passport-size photographs
  • official academic transcript
  • list of your currently registered courses (if not already on your official academic transcript)
  • Incoming Exchange Student Disclosure Form

Each year, the application deadline for exchange terms starting in September and January is May 1st.

Your application to the ISS Student Exchange Program will not be processed unless you have already been officially nominated for exchange to UVic.

Wait for confirmation.

When we receive your complete application package, we will assess it and determine if we can offer you admission to UVic.

You will receive email confirmation from UVic by May 15th.

Prepare for your exchange to UVic.

Carefully review our Information Sheet that you will be provided by the Exchange Adviser at your home institution.

Visit the Living in Canada section of our website.

Watch for and read all emails from

If you have questions, please contact us.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!