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Chinese Studies

Study 5,000 years of China’s history and its modern politics. Examine China’s increasingly important role in Canada’s future. Develop your language skills and put them to use in our exchange programs with China and Taiwan. You also have the option of majoring in Pacific and Asian Studies with a focus on the Chinese language. 

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Cultural programs coordinator
  • Fund developer
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Immigration or intelligence officer
  • International project coordinator
  • Policy analyst
  • Trade officer
  • Translator or interpreter


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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