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

Location info of University of Victoria

  • UVic is in British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, known for its friendly people, excellent climate and natural beauty.
  • Uniquely located on Vancouver Island, the city has been voted the #1 best small city in Canada (Condé Nast traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2022).
  • For decades, Canada has welcomed international students from around the world to its thriving universities. The country is ranked #3 in the world for best quality of life (U.S. News & World Report).
  • The second largest country in the world by land, Canada is home to 37 national parks, featuring breathtaking protected wilderness, vast wildlife populations, and some of the tallest peaks in North America. It’s unique mix of natural landscapes and modern cities is what makes Canada equally appealing to both tourists and students alike!

Top Reasons to Study in University of Victoria

Learning beyond the classroom

Our students learn by doing. Some work with First Nations communities, in international village settings and in wilderness protected areas. Others tackle global innovation challenges or collaborate on ground-breaking research.

Co-operative education

With more than 4,200 placements each year, we have one of Canada’s largest university co-operative education programs. Co-op integrates academic studies with relevant paid work experience in more than 40 academic areas.

Award-winning instruction

Supported by Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI) instructors at UVic are innovators. They develop and identify teaching practices to support student engagement and success. We celebrate these practices with our annual teaching awards.

University details

About University of Victoria

The University of Victoria is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. We are located in Victoria, on the BC coast.

The University of Victoria is the oldest post-secondary institution in British Columbia. First established in 1903 as Victoria College, an affiliated college of McGill University, it gained full autonomy and degree-granting status through a charter on July 1, 1963.

Career at University of Victoria

Featuring partnerships with some of the world’s top companies, UVic has built the largest co-operative-education (“co-op”) program in Western Canada — one big reason why it’s ranked #1 among Canadian comprehensive universities for preparing career-ready students (2022 THE Global University Employability Ranking).

With up to 16 months of employment and an average monthly salary of CAD$3,076, co-op students enjoy well-paid, full-time work experience that’s integrated directly into their degree program.

Campus life

At UVic, students learn on a picturesque campus designed to look and feel just like a park. Spread across 200+ acres of greenery, campus facilities are mingled in among the island’s old-growth rainforest. Nature trails and colorful walkways link students from one area of campus to another, giving the University a vibrant “green” feel.

10 minutes to the beach just a short walk from campus.


Ranking & Accreditation of University of Victoria

  • #1 Canadian Comprehensive University For Graduate Employability
  • Top 15 universities in Canada
  • #1 In Canada For Making Research Accessible To The Public
  • #1 In North America For International Research Collaboration
  • Top 10 Sustainable Index Ranking For Air And Climate In North America

Student Accommodation at University of Victoria

  • Around CAD$1000-CAD$15000 per year

UVic student housing is more than just a place to live. Here you’ll find a supportive community and new friends. Plus, live close to classes, the library and all the resources UVic has to offer.

Prices for on-campus student housing will vary based on the type of room you accept. All current high-school students in their graduating year are eligible for UVic’s first-year residence guarantee if they have not attended any post-secondary studies, and apply by the housing deadline. Student housing is available for upper-year undergraduate and graduate students, but is not guaranteed.

Programs at University of Victoria


  1. BEng Biomedical Engineering
  2. BEng Civil Engineering
  3. BEng Computer Engineering
  4. BSc Computer Science
  5. BSc Computer Science and Mathematics
  6. BEng Electrical Engineering
  7. BEng Mechanical Engineering
  8. BSEng Software Engineering
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  1. MEng Applied Data Science*
  2. MEng Biomedical Systems**
  3. MEng Industrial Ecology***
  4. MEng Telecommunications and Information Security****
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  1. BSc Kinesiology
  2. BA Recreation and Health Education
  3. BEd Teacher Education: Elementary Curriculum
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  1. BA Art History and Visual Studies
  2. BA/BMus Music
  3. BA Music
  4. BFA/BSc Music and Computer Science
  5. BA/BFA Theatre
  6. BFA Visual Arts
  7. BFA/BSc Visual Arts and Computer Science
  8. BA/BFA Writing
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  1. BA Applied Linguistics
  2. BA English
  3. BA French and Francophone Studies
  4. BA Gender Studies
  5. BA Germanic Studies
  6. BA Greek and Latin Language and Literature
  7. BA Greek and Roman Studies
  8. BA Hispanic Studies
  9. BA History
  10. BA Indigenous Studies
  11. BA Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
  12. BA Latin American Studies
  13. BA/BSc Linguistics
  14. BA Medieval Studies
  15. BA Pacific and Asian Studies
  16. BA Philosophy
  17. BA Religion, Culture and Society
  18. BA Slavic Studies (Russian and Ukrainian)
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  1. BSc Astronomy
  2. BSc Biochemistry
  3. BSc Biochemistry and Chemistry
  4. BSc Biology
  5. BSc Biology and Earth Sciences
  6. BSc Biology and Mathematics and Statistics
  7. BSc Biology and Psychology
  8. BSc Chemistry and Earth Sciences
  9. BSc Chemistry and Mathematics
  10. BSc Chemistry and Ocean Sciences
  11. BSc Chemistry for the Medical Sciences
  12. BSc Climate Science
  13. BSc Data Science
  14. BSc Earth Sciences
  15. BSc Mathematics
  16. BSc Mathematics and Statistics
  17. BSc Microbiology
  18. BSc Microbiology and Chemistry
  19. BSc Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean Sciences
  20. BSc Physics
  21. BSc Physics and Astronomy
  22. BSc Physics and Biochemistry
  23. BSc Physics and Computer Science
  24. BSc Physics and Earth Sciences (Geophysics)
  25. BSc Physics and Mathematics
  26. BSc Physics and Ocean-Atmosphere Sciences
  27. BSc Statistics
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  1. BA/BSc Anthropology
  2.  BA/BSc Economics
  3. BA Environmental Studies
  4. BA/BSc Geography
  5. BSc Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)
  6. BA Political Science
  7. BA/BSc Psychology
  8. BSc Psychology and Computer Science
  9. BA Public Health
  10. BSW Social Work
  11. BA Sociology
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  1. BCom Commerce*
  2. BSc Financial Mathematics and Economics
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  1. MGB Global Business*
  2. MBA Business Administration – Sustainable Innovation**
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  1. BSc Chemistry for the Medical Sciences
  2. BSc Computer Science and Health Information Science
  3. BSc Health Information Science
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