University of Victoria
University of Victoria is a universitywide destination in Victoria, Canada.
General information for exchange students
Why UVic is the place to go on exchange (YouTube)
Semester I: 2nd week of September – 3rd week of December
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|
|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.
|Language of instruction|
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.