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

Academic calendar

First Term: 1st week of September – end of December
Second Term: 1st week of January – end of April

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

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Courses at Master’s level

Yes. However, Students wishing to take courses at the graduate level will proceed with the undergraduate exchange application and course request process. Students 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. 

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Language of instruction


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
Credits and grading

Normal study load per term
in credits: undergraduate students 4.5 – 7.5 units per term / for graduate students 3 units per term is considered full-time.
in courses: undergraduate students 3 – 5 per term / for graduate students 2 courses per term is considered full-time.

12 units is the minimum requirement for full-time status over the course of the academic year. 15 units (5 courses per term) is the maximum that exchange students can take during their year-long exchange. 

Grading system

Number of places available

10 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


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


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

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