Student grants

Since 2011, the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Victoria has provided grants to current graduate and undergraduate students in order to support extracurricular activities or unique opportunities. This year the Office of Student life will continue to support student initiatives through the provision of funds to:

  • student initiatives that support the student experience and contribute to student success;
  • registration fees for unique learning opportunities where partial funding has already been obtained from an academic or support service;
  • travel to national/international competitions, conferences, or educational opportunities which have a positive impact on the campus climate and/or the health & well-being of the student population
  • All registered, University of Victoria students are eligible to apply once between September 1 and March 30.
  • First-time applicants will receive priority consideration over applicants who have been previously funded, in the event that not all applicants can be funded in a given year.
  • Priority will be given to applicants displaying support, including a letter of recommendation and a financial contribution) from their department or faculty for the proposed initiative.
  • Grant funding is not available for programs or courses worth academic credit.

In order for a request to be considered, the applicant must identify how this activity will directly impact the campus community at the University of Victoria and how they will impact the greatest number of students possible. Further, they must provide sufficient rationale for how the activity/opportunity will support a positive campus culture through student engagement, contributes to a UVic community of accountability, respect, fairness and safety, and/or provides awareness of student mental health & well-being.

Funding Available

This program will distribute a maximum of $2000 per student or activity per academic year.

Yearly deadline dates:

  • January 25th
  • March 15th
  • July 6th
  • October 5th
  • December 7th

*Please note, applications will be considered for events taking place prior to the deadline date so long as it is occurring in the same academic term. 


  • To be considered, students must complete the grant funding application form. Applications are accepted throughout the year. 
  • Grant applications are reviewed every quarter by a panel of Student Affairs representatives.
  • The distribution or remittance of approved support funds will be organized on a case-by-case basis that meets both the needs of the applicant and the payment procedures of the University.

Apply now

To apply, fill out the following form and send it to :

Accountability & Recognition

The Office of Student Life will maintain a list of approved grants on the Student Life website in order to provide transparency and accountability. The recipient will also be invited to showcase the outcome/learning of the activity at the Office of Student Life’s annual mental health event.

Successful applicants are required to provide a 5-10 minute presentation on the outcome of the event/activity to the Student Life Activity Grant Committee. The presentation must be completed at one of the two following quarterly committee meetings.

Applicants that do not complete the presentation at one of the following two meeting dates may be required to pay grant money back and/or have a hold put on their UVic account.

Questions regarding the student activity grant funding program or the application process should be directed to Sarien Basi-Primeau, Office of Student Life at 250-472-5617 or .     

January to March 2019

Carina Pogoler – The Martlet

Awarded: $461.81

The Martlet is the University of Victoria’s independent newspaper that welcomes submissions from UVic students and anyone who identifies as a member of UVic or the Victoria community.

Madison Carter – On Behalf of Vikes Athletics & Recreation

Awarded: $1500.00

Vikes athletics program takes pride in being one of the best in Canada. The Vikes began interuniversity competition in 1969, but athletic teams at Victoria College date all the way back to the 1930’s.The Vikes are members of three university sports organizations: U SPORTS (formerly CIS), Canada West University Athletic Association (CWUAA), and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Vikes also compete in the BC Premier rugby and field hockey leagues, and compete annually in the Canadian University Rowing championship and Golf Canada's Canadian University/College Golf championship.

Anika Luteijn, Chase Gargus, Devon Goldie, Kirsten Sharun & Olivia Reid-Friesen - On behalf of the Ukrainian Students’ Society (UVSS Club)

Awarded: $160.00 each

Do you identify as having Ukrainian ancestry? How familiar are you with Ukrainian traditions? And how familiar are you with the Ukrainian language? These are some of the topics this club aims to highlight through the various events they hold on campus. The club has given out surveys to students with results that show that the Ukrainian young people on campus are seeking a greater sense of cultural connectedness and wish to learn more about their heritage.