Graduate students


Graduate school is filled with opportunities for accomplishments, fulfillment, challenges, and growth. For many graduate students, this is also a time of high stress, competing demands, uncertainty, and mental health challenges. UVic aims to support graduate students in building resiliency to these stressors and fostering mental wellness.

We want you to have a positive graduate student experience at UVic, and we encourage all students to reach out to mental health supports and resources throughout their graduate studies. The following pages will help you learn more about graduate student mental health at UVic, including resources for maintaining wellness and finding extra support.

If you are an international graduate student looking for specific services for your needs, please refer to Graduate Studies' support for international students. If you are an Indigenous graduate student looking for support, you can find more information through the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ support for Indigenous graduate students.


Staying well and managing grad life

in Academia

Navigating & succeeding in your studies


Accessing resources & aid when you need help


Managing finances, work, housing, & family

Connecting with

Discovering Victoria, UVic, and your community

Your Future

Planning for your career & exploring possibilities

Additional Tools
& Resources

List of resources and tools at UVic & in the community