University of Victoria

University of Victoria
University of Victoria
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University of Victoria



Founded in 1903, the University of Victoria is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Victoria (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. Officially accredited by the Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia, the University of Victoria (UVic) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Victoria (UVic) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

This 114 years old H.E. institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic records and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UVic also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students, including a library, housing, sports facilities and activities, financial aids and scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, and administrative services.



Name University of Victoria
Acronym UVic
Founded 1903
Motto Multitudo sapoentum sanitas orbis
A multitude of the wise is the health of the world
Colours Red, gold and blue
Screenshot University of Victoria Screenshot



Address PO Box 1700
V8W 2Y2 British Columbia
Population range 50,000-249,999
 Phone +1 (250) 721 7211
 Fax +1 (250) 721 7212



Undergraduate Postgraduate
Pre-Bachelor degrees Bachelor degrees Master degrees Doctoral degree
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Local students  $  5,262 CAD
International students  $ 17,027 CAD

: the above-average annual tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Victoria‘s Office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your particular situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.



Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office + 250-721-7211


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None



Library University Library Yes Go to University of Victoria's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sports Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the University of Victoria‘s official website for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.



Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Advanced Education, British Columbia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)

Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and license the University of Victoria as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation).

Memberships and affiliations to organizations that do not imply any formal, extensive and legal accreditation process or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies, taking into consideration the above criteria.



  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)


University of Victoria
Faculty of Business, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Human and Social Development, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Division of Medical Sciences, Division of Continuing Studies,




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