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Scholarships, awards & aid

In recognition of outstanding students, UVic awards more than 8 million dollars in scholarships each year. We also award over 4 million dollars annually in bursaries for students in financial need.

Entrance scholarships & awards

Entrance scholarships are available for domestic and international high-school students. They are also available for students transferring from Canadian colleges and universities.

To be eligible for any UVic entrance scholarships, you must meet certain academic and admission requirements.

In-course scholarships

In-course scholarships are available for current undergraduate students. These are based on GPA, specific criteria or applications, if required.

Most in-course scholarships do not need an application unless otherwise specified. We award most of them based on academic merit or department nomination.


Bursaries are available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada who receive the maximum full-time government student loans for their period of study. We award them based on financial need and reasonable academic standing.

A bursary is a non-repayable monetary award. They are available to entrance, transfer and in-course students.

Work study

Our work study program provides additional financial assistance through on-campus jobs. These employment opportunities are part-time, so you can easily fit work around your studies.

Work study is available for students with demonstrated financial need. You may qualify even if you think you don’t. Apply for work study to determine your eligibility.

View current work study postings.

Loans & grants

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

Need help?

Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at 250-721-8423 or if you need help or have questions.