How to apply to the University of Victoria

To apply to the University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Choose a program

We offer over a hundred undergraduate degrees, certificates and diplomas, so you’re sure to find the right fit at UVic. CHOOSE PROGRAM

View your program to see application deadlines and admission requirements. You’ll also need to meet UVic’s English language requirement.

2. Submit your application

Submit your application to UVic through the EducationPlannerBC application service by the deadline for your program.

Application fees

  • Fee if all transcripts come from institutions within Canada: $84.25
  • Fee if any transcripts come from institutions outside Canada: $157.00

After you submit your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes your UVic student number (e.g. V0xxxxxxx). You should receive this email within 3-5 business days of submitting your application.

Use your student number to create a UVic NetLink ID, which will enable you to access the UVic application portal.

We will only contact you by email. Add to your email safe senders to be sure that messages from UVic don’t get caught in your spam filter.

What else can I do with a NetLink ID?

You can also use your NetLink ID to apply for student housing and scholarships.

4. View your application checklist

You’ll receive an introductory email from your UVic admission assistant, who can answer your questions and help you through the application process.

  • Most students receive the introductory email less than two weeks after the confirmation email.
  • During high-volume periods, it may take longer for the introductory email to arrive.

Your introductory email will provide instructions for viewing your application status and checklist of tasks to complete.

5. Submit your grades

You’ll need to submit your current or most recent grades so that we can evaluate your application.

Additional tips for applying to UVic:

  • Start planning your application early. This will give you enough time to gather all of the required documentation and submit your application on time.
  • Contact the UVic admissions office if you have any questions about the application process. They are there to help you and make sure that you have everything you need to submit a complete application.
  • Review your application carefully before submitting it. Make sure that all of the information is accurate and that you have included all of the required documentation.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by UVic admissions to let you know the status of your application. If you are offered admission, you will have a deadline to accept the offer and pay the tuition deposit.

Tips for applying to graduate programs at UVic:

  • In most cases, you will need to find a supervisor before you apply. You can contact potential supervisors directly or search for supervisors by research area on the UVic website.
  • Your statement of purpose is an important part of your graduate application. Be sure to write a well-crafted statement that outlines your research interests and why you are a good fit for the program you are applying to.
  • Be sure to submit all of the required documentation for your graduate application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts.