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International students

Our students come from all over the world.

As an international student at the University of Victoria (UVic), you'll learn all about Canadian culture while getting a world-class education.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic.

Funding opportunities

There are many grants, awards and programs available to international students coming to UVic for undergraduate degree studies.

Degree-seeking students

We offer degree programs for students coming directly from high school or transferring from other post-secondary institutions.

Visiting students

UVic has exchange and study abroad agreements with universities around the world. As a visiting student, you'll take courses at UVic that will count as credit toward your program at your home institution. It's a great way to travel the world while continuing your studies.

If your school isn't an exchange or study abroad partner, you can visit UVic with a letter of permission.

Living in Canada

Once you’re admitted to UVic, our International Centre for Students team will support you before and after you arrive. We can help with:

Create your custom viewbook

Build a personalized, online viewbook that focuses on the programs, services and other parts of UVic life you want to learn about. You can read it whenever you want, and edit it if your interests change.

Contact a student recruiter

The fastest way to reach us is by contacting the recruiter for your area by email or phone. We’ll respond as soon as possible!