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University of Victoria, British Columbia

The University of Victoria offers innovative programs for more than 20,000 students. Dynamic, hands-on learning, research that makes a vital impact, and discovery and innovation in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that can’t be found anywhere else.



Faculties & schools

  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Graduate Studies
  • Human & Social Development
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social Sciences


Our researchers are global leaders…

  • they're having vital impact on our lives and the world around us through scientific, technological, social and artistic innovation.
  • they're working with communities, universities, governments, industry and other organizations worldwide to tackle the social, economic and environmental issues that matter.
  • they're grooming the next generation of innovators and thought leaders through dynamic, hands-on learning in Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment.
  • they're earning international, national and regional recognition for their achievements and influence. 

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

International Student Services offers programming and support for new and current UVic students. ISS supports students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, providing support for students all the way from pre-arrival through to your last day at UVic.

Housing services

You have three choices when looking for housing in Victoria: homestay, on-campus and off-campus. In deciding which option is best for you, consider cost, convenience, and your lifestyle. For example, many international students choose the homestay option when they first arrive in Canada, but then choose to rent a house or an apartment with roommates later once they’ve familiarized themselves with Victoria.  

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Victoria is easy to get to and easy to get around. Connected to downtown Victoria by several major bus and bicycle routes, the campus offers ample parking and an accessible and pedestrian-friendly environment.If you're visiting the area, the main UVic campus (15 minutes from downtown Victoria by car) offers overnight accommodation and meeting spaces.

Sports facilities

UVic students are above-average users of their athletic facilities when compared to students across Canada. To accommodate their needs, UVic offers a wide range of athletic and recreation facilities, also available to faculty, staff and the community. These include the new CARSA facility, McKinnon Gym and Pool, Outdoor artificial turfs and world-class field hockey pitch, as well as the Ian Stewart Ice rink.

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