Entrance scholarship eligibility categories

Your entrance scholarship eligibility is based on your citizenship and where you last studied.

Entering from a Canadian high school / Completing Canadian Secondary School Diploma

To be eligible, candidates entering from a Canadian high school must normally be:

  • A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • An international student completing a Canadian secondary school diploma
  • Entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program
  • A current secondary school student or have graduated within the last two years and have not attended a post-secondary institution
  • Admitted to UVic and have a minimum admission average of 90% or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points
*Students entering the Camosun College/University of Victoria BSN Program will be assessed for scholarships when they enter the program at Camosun College. Students must meet either the high school or transfer eligibility scholarship requirements when entering the program; if a student is awarded a scholarship it will be deferred until the student enters UVic.

Transferring from a Canadian college or university

To be eligible, candidates transferring from another Canadian college or university must normally:

  • Be transferring directly (only one semester without studies between institutions) from an undergraduate program at a Canadian college or university into a UVic undergraduate degree program.
  • Have a minimum 12 transferable graded units
  • Have an 7.5/9.0 (UVic scale) transfer admission average or 8.0/9.0 for a student transferring with a college diploma and have sent a final transcript to Undergraduate Admissions by the required scholarship deadline. Please note, if you are in a specialized program such as Nursing*, Engineering, or Business, we will use the required courses for your program for GPA assessment.

Camosun College/UVic BSN Program:

Students entering the Camosun College/UVic BSN Program will be assessed for entrance/transfer scholarships when they enter the Nursing Program at Camosun College. To be considered, students must meet either the high school or transfer eligibility requirements when they enter the program. If awarded a scholarship, it will be deferred until the student enters UVic in term 6. Students will not be assessed for transfer scholarships when they enter UVic.

Returning UVic transfer students:

If you are returning to UVic after attending another Canadian post-secondary institution you will need to contact Student Awards and Financial Aid to be assessed for a transfer scholarship. Returning UVic students still need to be transferring directly (only one semester without studies between institutions) from a Canadian college/university. Students must send in their final transcripts to Undergraduate Records by the required deadlines. Transcripts are not automatically forwarded to Student Awards and Financial Aid. It is the returning student's responsibility to ensure that they have contacted our office for scholarship review by the required deadlines.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents studying outside of Canada

To be eligible, Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada entering from a high school outside of Canada must normally be:

  • Entering their first year of an undergraduate degree program
  • A current high school student or have graduated within the last two years and have not attended a post-secondary institution
  • Admitted to UVic and have a minimum final admission average of 90% or a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points

North Island Dual Admission Program

Students enrolled in the North Island Dual Admission Program will be eligible for a secondary school entrance scholarship. UVic will automatically assess students for an entrance scholarship based on their Grade 12 final marks provided by North Island College.

Entrance scholarships will be deferred until the student enters UVic and registers in 12 graded units at the University of Victoria in two consecutive terms of study, provided they enter UVic within the time frame of the Dual Admission Program. If a student does not register and maintain enrolment in 12 graded units, their scholarship will be withdrawn. Please note, students must contact the Entrance Scholarship Officer (awards2@uvic.ca) to have their entrance scholarship activated in the year in which they enter UVic.

Note: students are ineligible for any other UVic administered scholarships until their entrance scholarship is fully paid out.

Camosun College/UVic BSN Program

Students enrolled in the Camosun College/UVic BSN Program will be eligible for either a secondary school or transfer scholarship when they enter the BSN Program at Camosun College. To be considered, students must meet either the high school or transfer eligibility requirements when they enter the program.  Students will not be assessed for scholarships in term 6 when they commence studies at UVic.

Entrance/Transfer scholarships will be deferred until the student enters UVic in term 6 and registers in 6.0 units at the University of Victoria. If a students does not register and maintain enrolment in 6.0 units in term 6 of the program, their scholarship will be withdrawn.

Note: Students are ineligible for any other UVic administered scholarships until their entrance/transfer scholarship is fully paid out.

International students

To be eligible, international undergraduate students must normally be:

  • Entering their first year in an undergraduate degree program at UVic and meet UVic's academic and English proficiency requirements. See English Language Proficiency requirements
  • A current secondary school student or have graduated within the last two years and have not attended a post-secondary institution
  • Accepted to UVic with an admissions "A" average
  • Admitted to UVic a minimum of 32 International Baccalaureate points
  • An international student studying at UVic on a Canadian study permit (changes to your citizenship status may effect your scholarship eligibility)
  • Grade 12 Interim (current student) / Final (graduated student) transcript deadline: March 15

To be considered for an international scholarship all documents, including an interim or final transcript, must be received by Undergraduate Admissions by March 15 for entry either in September or January of the academic year. Scholarships will be assessed based on your admission GPA.

  • International secondary school graduates must have graduated within two years of applying to UVic and have not taken any courses at any post-secondary institutions.

Note: Eligible candidates are automatically referred to Student Awards & Financial Aid by Undergraduate Admissions.


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