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How to apply

Ready to apply to UVic? We'll walk you through the steps of our application process.

1. Choose a program

We offer over a hundred undergraduate degrees, certificates and diplomas, so you're sure to find the right fit at UVic.

View your program to see application deadlines and admission requirements. You'll also need to meet UVic's English language requirement.

2. Submit your application

Submit your application to UVic through the EducationPlannerBC application service by the deadline for your program.

Application fees

  • Fee if all transcripts come from institutions within Canada: $82.50
  • Fee if any transcripts come from institutions outside Canada: $147.00

After you submit your application, you'll receive a confirmation email that includes your UVic student number (e.g. V0xxxxxxx). You should receive this email within 3-5 business days of submitting your application.

Use your student number to create a UVic NetLink ID, which will enable you to access the UVic application portal.

We will only contact you by email. Add to your email safe senders to be sure that messages from UVic don't get caught in your spam filter.

What else can I do with a NetLink ID?

You can also use your NetLink ID to apply for student housing and scholarships.

4. View your application checklist

You'll receive an introductory email from your UVic admission assistant, who can answer your questions and help you through the application process.

  • Most students receive the introductory email less than two weeks after the confirmation email.
  • During high-volume periods, it may take longer for the introductory email to arrive.

Your introductory email will provide instructions for viewing your application status and checklist of tasks to complete.

5. Submit your grades

Submit your grades through the UVic application portal:

  • If you're studying at a high school in Canada, or at a Canadian-curriculum high school outside of Canada, you can self-report your interim grades or predicted International Baccalaureate (IB) scores.
  • If you're studying at an international high school, upload your in-progress transcript showing your grades and/or predicted scores.
  • If you're studying at a college or university, upload your interim transcripts.

If you've already graduated from high school, college or university, arrange to have your official transcript sent directly to UVic.

6. Accept your offer

We'll send your admission offer by email. Be sure to carefully read the information in the admission summary and important notes sections of your offer email.

  1. Confirm that you're accepting
    Your offer email will include a web link that you can use to tell us that you're accepting.
  2. Pay your acceptance deposit
    Submit your acceptance deposit by the deadline specified in your offer email. The acceptance deposit is non-refundable and will be credited toward your tuition fees.
  3. Submit your final grades and required documents
    Arrange for official transcripts with your final grades to be sent to UVic, along with any other documents required to meet the conditions of your offer.

Defer your offer

If you've been admitted to a first-year program for September entry, you may be able to defer your admission for one year (to the following September).

Need help?

Before you apply: If you have a general question about the application process or studying at UVic, contact your UVic recruiter.

After you apply: If you have a specific question about your application to UVic, contact your assigned admission assistant.