How to apply

Apply to the graduate program online through the Graduate Studies website.

Application deadlines:

Canadian applicants: January 15
International applicants: January 15

Financial assistance for graduate students

The University and the Department provide as much financial support as possible for graduate students. Consideration for funding is automatic. A funding offer is normally included with an offer of admission.

I've applied... what's next?

After you've applied, you will receive your UVic student number by email within a few days of your application being processed. You will also receive notice of any documents that are still required to complete your application and a letter with instructions on how to check your application status online.

Once your application has been completed and an admission decision has been made you will be notified by mail.

Some useful websites:

Department of Political Science contacts:

Dr. Feng Xu, Grad Director: or 250-472-4263
Ms. Rachel Richmond, Grad Secretary: or 250-721-7486