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University of Victoria

  • Public University, Estd 1903
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • 2 Courses

University Highlights

  • 22,020 undergraduate and graduate students in total
  • Over 280 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 900 faculty members
  • 4,578 international students from 118 countries
  • 535+ patents filed thus far
  • 1,080+ invention declarations to date
  • 169 new companies to date
  • An annual economic impact of $3.7 billion
  • Ranks #1 for preparing career-ready students among Canadian comprehensive universities according to Times Higher Education Global
  • University Employability Ranking, 2019
  • The top university in North America for international research collaboration consistently according to Leiden University Rankings
  • Eight internationally recognized areas of research strength
  • An acceptance rate of 65%
  • Ranks #3 among all Canadian universities in citation impact per faculty member according to QS Top Universities rankings, 2021

University at a Glance

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The University of Victoria is a public research university in the municipalities of Oak Bay and Saanich in British Columbia, Canada. Often referred to as UVic or Victoria, one can trace its roots to Victoria College. Established in 1903, Victoria College was the first post-secondary institution in its province. Its reincorporation as an independent institute with full autonomy occurred in 1963.

UVic hosts over 22,000 students yearly, more than 4,500 of whom are from 118 countries around the world. This culturally diverse group of individuals can choose from over 280 undergraduate and graduate programs. These programs fall under the following schools and faculties:

  • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • Faculty of:
    • Education
    • Engineering and Computer Science
    • Fine Arts
    • Human and Social Development
    • Humanities
    • Law
    • Science
    • Social Sciences
    • Graduate Studies

The University of Victoria is a hub for sports and recreation aside from being a global leader in academics. The campus houses sports courts, youth camps, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, movie theatres, and student clubs. Students can also take part in games, events, and activities organized by the university.

Victoria's main campus is one of the many properties owned by it. The Queenswood campus is now a national laboratory. The university also has Legacy Art Gallery on Yates Street, a small area on Broadway, and Jeanne S. Simpson Field Studies Resource Center in Lake Cowichan under its name. Aside from on-campus housing facilities, students can avail of the following services:

  • Awards and financial aid
  • Learning and teaching support
  • Learning Commons
  • Co-operative education
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Academic advising for undergraduate students
  • Program advising for graduate students
  • Centre for Accessible Learning

The research at the University of Victoria has earned fame internationally. Its eight areas of research strength are also recognized internationally. The university has many leading research institutes, including:

  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • Canadian Center for Climate Modelling and Analysis
  • Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre
  • Institute of Integrated Energy Systems

UVic also has 900 faculty members and over 40,000 alumni who have made a name for themselves in the world. The long catalogue of notable members includes Jody Wilson-Raybould, Rona Ambrose, Russell Brown, and the founders of Flickr, Slack, and Hootsuite. The university also affiliates with 79 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 14 members of the Order of Canada, 11 Rhodes Scholars, 7 Guggenheim Fellows, 2 Killiam Prize winners, and some Nobel Prize winners.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Not required
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Required

Application feesCAD 50 - 50
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $26.8K


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On campus accommodation :
  • First-year students receive priority for accommodation
  • There are a number of guaranteed spots for eligible Indigenous students each year
  • Dormitories of single and double rooms come with meal plans
  • Cluster rooms, bachelor apartments, and one-bedroom apartments do not come with a meal plan
  • Fees include heat, hot water, electricity, and internet access
  • Room rates for 2021-2022 are $7,232-$12,264



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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    3800 Finnerty Road Victoria BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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