UVic Established: 1963

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada

The University of Victoria (UVic) is a public research university in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, located in Saanich and Oak Bay within Greater Victoria, Canada. UVic sits at the southern end of Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific coast. It is 15 minutes away from the city’s downtown and a short distance from both Vancouver and the US border – Seattle is a 50 minute flight away.

  • 15,000-19,999
    Total Students
  • 15%
    International Students
  • CAD 9,905
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 22.8
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

University Rankings

  • Maclean's
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At UVic we have an edge. It’s our unique combination of research that’s vital to people, places and the planet, and our dynamic, hands-on learning in Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation.

The University of Victoria, one of Canada's leading universities, provides both students and faculty with a unique learning environment. UVic has earned a reputation for commitment to research, scholarship and co-op education. The university is widely recognized for its innovative and responsive programs and its interdisciplinary and international initiatives. UVic students have access to a vast range of cultural attractions, including international film, music and art festivals. Popular outdoor pursuits include hiking, sailing, skiing and kayaking. Victoria’s mild climate (the area is home to the warmest winters in Canada) allows golfers and tennis fans to play outside sports all year long.

Programs offered cover subject areas such as Business; Engineering; Fine Arts; Humanities; Law; Science; and Social Sciences.UVic was ranked 20th globally and first in Canada among universities less than 50 years old by Times Higher Education (THE). The University also ranks in THE's elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately one per cent of the world's best institutions.

Specialties: Post-Secondary Education

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 86% Students
  • CAD 5,761 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 17,776 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 14% Students
  • CAD 5,419 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 6,928 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
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Programs / Degrees at University of Victoria


  • Anthropology
  • Area Undecided
  • Art History & Visual Studies
  • Arts of Canada
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biology and Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Biology and Psychology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Chemistry for the Medical Sciences
  • Child & Youth Care
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Health Information Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Statistics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • English and French (Canadian Literature)
  • English and Medieval Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)
  • Germanic Studies
  • Greek and Latin Language and Literature
  • Greek and Roman Studies
  • Health and Community Services
  • Health Information Science
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Island Medical Program: MD Undergraduate
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Juris Doctor
  • Juris Doctor for Civil Law graduates (JD/BCL)
  • Juris Doctor + Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Juris Doctor + Public Administration (JD/MPA)
  • Kinesiology
  • Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval Studies
  • Mediterranean Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology and Chemistry
  • Music
  • Music and Computer Science
  • Nursing (Canadian citizens only)
  • Pacific and Asian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean Science
  • Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Physics and biochemistry
  • Physics and Computer Science
  • Physics and Earth Sciences (Geophysics)
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Physics and Ocean Sciences (Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics)
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and Computer Science
  • Recreation and Health Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • Social Justice Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Statistics
  • Teacher Education: Elementary Curriculum
  • Teacher Education: Elementary Post-degree Professional
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts and Computer Science
  • Writing
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Child & Youth Care - Indigenous Initatives
  • Teacher Education: Secondary Post-degree Professional
  • Health and Society


  • Collections Management
  • Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Language and Cultural Proficiency
  • Teaching French Immersion
  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Special Education


  • Applied Linguistics
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Canadian Studies
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous Community Development and Governance
  • Intercultural Education
  • Special Education
  • Child & Youth Care - Indigenous Initatives
  • Teacher Education: Secondary Post-degree Professional

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 90
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • 57 : 43
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 4,000-4,499
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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