University of Victoria

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University of Victoria is a universitywide destination in Victoria, Canada.

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General information for exchange students

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Why UVic is the place to go on exchange (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of September – 3rd week of December
Second Term: 2nd week of January – last week of April

Orientation generally commences the 1st week of September for Semester I and the 1st week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place the 2nd and 3rd week of December for Semester I and the 3rd and 4th week of April for Semester II.


There are no specific requirements for this programme

Areas of study open to exchange students
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

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Courses at Master’s level


Students wishing to take courses at the graduate level will be required to request permission to take courses from specific professors or departments and the Faculty of Graduate Studies based on prior learning and knowledge after they are accepted into our exchange program.

Please note that the application process is very lengthy and there is no guarantee of admission for master students.

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Housing assistance

Assistance with finding off-campus housing is available for students throughout the month of August. Limited on-campus housing is available for incoming exchange students. Please see the Residence Services website for further details.

Estimated living costs per month

Living costs are approximately 1700 CAD per month (estimate from 2022).

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.

Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

16 places per year, maybe even more for 2023-2024


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

However due to the expected extra places for the 2023-2024 academic year, we are hopeful we will be able to place all students. However no guarantees can be given.



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.