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University of Victoria is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Law

Student experiences

Exchange programme

International students

Law Faculty


Incoming exchange applicants

Important: COVID-19
As of March 25, 2020, it is mandatory that anyone arriving in British Columbia from outside of Canada must self-isolate (quarantine) for 14 days upon their arrival whether or not they have symptoms.
Find more information here.



Academic calendar

Semester I (Fall term): September up to and including December (recommended due to housing options and offered courses)

Semester II (Spring term): January up to and including April

Each term consists of 13 weeks of classes followed by a formal examination period of approximately two weeks during which there are no classes.

At the beginning of the semester there is a orientation program. 


Language requirements: No specific requirements (yet)

Important! Health Insurance
The cost of medical treatment in Canada is extremely high if you are not covered by insurance. As a result exchange students are required to have coverage through the "" plan!
You will be assessed a Mandatory Temporary Medical Insurance (MTMI) fee of $ 265,-

Areas of study open for exchange students

Law - Exchange students are eligible to take a maximum of one non-law course, with permission from your home institution and the UVic Associate Dean of Law.

Courses at Master level


Course information

On the Incoming exchange applicants page you will find additional information for incoming exchange students and the application form to be used only for incoming law students applying for an exchange term at UVic Law.  

To select courses please refer to faculty calendars, lists of course offerings, registration restrictions, exam schedules, and Preliminary Course Information Summaries (PCIS). Note that UVic will do it's best to accommodate your course selection, however, some courses will fill quickly and some courses have pre-requisites which may limit accessibility to exchange students.

If students are interested in Law 340 Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governance we recommend that they do some preparation prior to the class.
Professors can vary and some professors are happy to have exchange students in the class while others may require an in depth knowledge of Canadian law.  The 2 page guideline at the link above will provide the most accurate advice for course selection. 

Exchange students are eligible to take a maximum of one non-law course, with permission from your home institution and the UVic Associate Dean of Law.


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

Additional information

Number of places available: 4 students in total, for semester or full year each

Course information: Full course load is five courses (6 ECTS per course and 1 unit = 4 ECTS) Recommended to do 3 to 4 courses since level is high. More information

Visa: Dutch nationals will not need a study permit or visa if you will be staying there less than 6 months. You however need to bring a couple of documents. You will receive more information once you are accepted.

Although tuition fees are paid to your home university, you will still be responsible for student fees such as textbooks, course materials, and the photocopy fee. Exchange students may opt in to the UPass, Athletics and Recreation, and the UVSS Extended Health Plan.

Homestay Program: Living with a family in Victoria is a great option for students who want to live off campus, but who aren't quite ready to set up a home of their own. The UVic Homestay Program brings international students and Canadian families together to share cultures and develop long-lasting friendships.



This is required to study at UVic.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

Do you have any questions about this partner university or would you like to know more?

Contact the International Exchange Office of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

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Contact details International Exchange Office

Attention! Due to the developments concerning the corona virus, all of our walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice.

You can reach us at for questions or othe signing of documents. Please mention your UU student number and field of study. 

You will be able to reach us by phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 1.30 PM to 3 PM +31 (0)30 253 7289.

Vera Noot
non-Europe: Paula Banning
For questions or appointments, please contact the exchange coordinators at

International Exchange Office - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Janskerkhof 3
3512 BK Utrecht
The Netherlands