Student Awards and Financial Aid

Bursary applications have been reopened for Winter 2021

In response to the effects of COVID-19 in our community, UVic is re-opening applications for the bursary program for domestic students. Applications will re-open on January 6th 2021 and close on January 26th 2021.

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In recognition of outstanding students, UVic awards more than 8 million dollars in scholarships each year on the basis of academic merit or excellence. In addition, UVic awards over 4 million dollars annually in the form of bursaries for students in financial need.

UVic offers scholarships, bursaries and work study opportunities and provides information about other funding sources, expected costs and strategies for balancing your budget.

Entrance scholarships


Entrance scholarships are available for high-school students, both domestic and international, and for Canadian college-transfer students

In-course scholarships


In-course scholarships that are GPA-or application-based are available for current undergraduate students 



Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and International students based on financial need

Work study


Work study provides additional financial assistance to current students through part-time employment opportunities.


Loans & grants


We can help you to apply for loans and grants that often make it possible to continue your studies.

International students


International students may be eligible for student awards and financial aid including entrance scholarships and work study.