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University of Victoria

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The University of Victoria is the oldest post-secondary institution in British Columbia, established in 1903 as an affiliated college of McGill University before gaining full autonomy through a charter on July 1, 1963.[27] Victoria College, which had been established in 1903 as an affiliated college of McGill University, gained autonomy and full degree granting status on March 1, 1963.


Faculties & schools

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Human & Social Development
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
  • UVic Law
  • Medical Sciences
  • Continuing Studies


UVic has developed eight areas of research strength—or research capabilities—that shape our success as a research-intensive university:

  • Culture and creativity
  • Data science and cyber physical systems
  • Environment, climate and energy
  • Global studies and social justice
  • Health and life sciences
  • Indigenous research
  • Ocean science and technology
  • Physical sciences and engineering, mathematics and computer science


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Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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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.
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.


Student services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support for international students studying at UVic, and coordinates programs for all UVic students interested in studying abroad.

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.

Library services

Our libraries—the McPherson Library in the William C. Mearns Centre for Learning, the Diana M. Priestly Law Library in the Fraser Building, and the Curriculum Library in the MacLaurin Building —contain a wealth of information.

ICT services

University Systems helps new and existing faculty make the most of technology on campus including:

  • getting started with a NetLink ID
  • purchasing the best computers for your needs
  • setting up email or Airnet for your mobile devices
  • setting up electronic courses in CourseSpaces
  • webcasting technology for your classroom

Medical services

University Health Services (UHS) provides a full service primary health clinic for students, and coordinates healthy student and campus initiatives. We encourage students to use UHS as their primary point of health care while at UVic.

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:

  • CARSA facility
  • McKinnon Gym and Pool
  • Outdoor artificial turfs and world-class field hockey pitch
  • Ian Stewart Ice rink

Student clubs

Student associations

  • Education Students’ Association (EdSA)
  • Association of Graduate Education Studies (AGES)
  • University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS)
  • UVic Native Students Union
  • Graduate Students' Society
  • Sports and recreation clubs
  • The Anti-Violence Project (AVP)
  • Third Space Women's Centre
  • UVic Pride Collective and Graduate Pride Group
  • The UVic Students of Colour Collective (SOCC)
  • The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD)


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia.

Student Reviews

Full-time student
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I appreciated it for the learning experiences that I gained

I do love UVic
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I got to do two semesters abroad which made my degree incredibly enjoyable - I am grateful to have been able to layer my university education with real-life experience. While COVID really threw a wrench into the university experience, I still love my school and am happy to be back here. Victoria is a place where people flourish and find themselves. UVic is an incredibly...

Victoria experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was such a beautiful experience, environment is welcoming and friendly. Hands on teaching from different projects for class. The location interns of city looks pretty with different indigenous history.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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