Step 1: Choose Your Faculty/Program and Entry Point
All applicants: You need to know what faculty you want to enter as you must indicate this when you apply. In some cases, you may also be asked to select a specific program. It is possible to apply to the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences and indicate that you are undecided about your program. Review the Faculties and Programs Information and get some academic advice if you are still trying to determine your academic goal.
You also need to decide when you'd like to start attending the University of Victoria. The entry points are September, January and Summer (includes courses that start in May, June, July or August). Some programs and faculties limit entry to once per year (often September only). Be sure to check our Application and Document Deadlines page to determine the available entry points for your desired program before you apply.
Step 2: Check Admission Requirements
All applicants: You should make sure you meet the Admission Requirements for your desired faculty/program.
Applicants should check the Admission Average Cutoffs page for information about minimum grades for admission.
Applicants to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, the Faculties of Education, Fine Arts or Human and Social Development may have to submit supplementary forms and follow additional procedures. Check the program's webpage directly for further details.
All applicants: Regardless of your first language or citizenship you must meet our Academic Writing Requirement (formerly the Undergraduate English Requirement) while a student at UVic.
Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma may be considered for admission and transfer credit based on that credential.
Applicants whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English language proficiency prior to being admitted. Check to see how you can demonstrate English Language Proficiency.
International Applicants should review the following pages:
First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Non-Status Aboriginal Applicants should review the Special Access information.
Current Canadian and US secondary students interested in early admission should review our Early Admission information.
Current secondary students studying in any Canadian high school curriculum or completing an International Baccalaureate diploma are invited to self-report their grades and be considered for an early offer of admission. Please see our Self-Reporting page for more information. Please note you must apply for admission (Step 4, below) before you can self-report your grades as you must have a UVic Student Number to complete that process.
Current Canadian secondary students applying to the Faculties of Engineering, Humanities or Social Sciences should read the information about the Expanded Qualifications admission category.
Step 3: Check Documentation Requirements and Deadlines
All applicants: You should review the Application and Documentation Deadlines and ensure you have the required documents to apply for admission. There are limited entry points for certain faculites and programs. Please make sure you confirm that your desired entry point is available for your faculty or program.
Step 4: Apply for Admission
All applicants should review the How to Apply information before applying for admission.
Answer the application completely and accurately. Your must list ALL post-secondary institutions at which you have ever registered for a course, even if you withdrew. Incomplete information will result in delays.
Failure to disclose attendance at a college, university or other post-secondary institution and failure to submit, in a timely fashion, official transcripts of courses taken may result in your application to UVic being cancelled.
Application fee: All applicants pay an application fee. If you use the online application form you will pay your application fee during the application process using American Express, MasterCard or VISA. Please have your credit card available when you use the online application form.
Step 5: Apply for On-Campus Housing (Student Residences)
Applicants interested in on-campus housing must apply for on-campus housing through Residence Service using a separate on-campus Housing application. Information about off-campus housing is also available at this same site.
Step 6: Apply for Student Awards, Scholarships, Bursaries & Financial Aid
All applicants: You should review the financial aid options available to you. Entrance scholarships, bursaries and student loans require separate applications.
Step 7: Apply for Authorization to Study in Canada
All international students who are considering applying to UVic must apply for Authorization to Study in Canada.
Step 8: Check the Status of Your Application
Once we have received your application and application fee, your admission assistant will contact you by email to confirm your UVic student number and to let you know if there are any outstanding items required to complete your file. You will also be sent information about how to check your file's status on-line.
Once your file has sufficient information, an Admission Officer will evaluate the documentation to determine admissibility and possible transfer credit if any post secondary courses have been completed. You will be advised of the decision by e-mail and mail as soon as possible.
If you have questions about your application, transcripts or advising, please contact your admission assistant, use our on-line enquiry form or ask our automated AskUVic system.