University of Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, Canada
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 Canadaís most extraordinary academic environment provide an Edge that canít be found anywhere else.

About

In early 2013, UVic was ranked number 20 globally and first in Canada among universities less than 50 years old by Times Higher Education (THE). It also ranks in THE's elite global list of the top 200 universities, which includes approximately one per cent of the world's best institutions.

Beyond the classroom, UVic is part of the community. With civic engagement a key part of our mission, our faculty, students and staff collaborate with a diverse range of community partners in Canada and abroad on essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.

Presidents message:

ďOur university is a national and international leader in many areas of critical research and creative endeavour, and our faculty are committed and inspiring teachers. We offer our students a research-enriched education that is complemented by applied, clinical and work-integrated learning opportunities, making it among the best in the world.Ē

As one of Canadas top research universities, UVic is home to expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines. We're at the forefront of discovery on everything from aging to music to zoology.Our researchers are international leaders in the following areas:

  • Oceans and climate
  • Global change and sustainability
  • Society and health
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Indigenous and cultural studies
  • Matter and energy
  • Computational modelling and information technology
  • Fine and performing arts

Research

As one of Canadas top research universities, UVic is home to expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines. We're at the forefront of discovery on everything from aging to music to zoology.Our researchers are international leaders in the following areas:

  • Oceans and climate
  • Global change and sustainability
  • Society and health
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Indigenous and cultural studies
  • Matter and energy
  • Computational modelling and information technology
  • Fine and performing arts

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Victoria, British Columbia!

Services

Your student experience isn't just about what you study - it's about the community you learn, grow, play and cheer with. Our vibrant campus and close-knit community provides a wealth of opportunities to keep you connected, engaged and inspired.

Advocacy groups
  • Anti-Violence Project (on-campus sexual assault centre)
  • Native Studentís Union
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Society for Students with a Disability
  • Students of Colour Collective
  • UVic Pride
  • Womenís Centre
Athletics
  • Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities
  • Vikes teams and schedules
Bookstore
  • Textbooks
  • Computer store
Employment
  • Career services job board
  • Co-operative education opportunities
  • Work study program

Note: International students who want to work off campus while studying at UVic must first obtain a work permit. Detailed instructions and application kits for the Off-Campus Work Permit, the Co-op Work Permit and the Post-Graduation Work Permit are available on the Work in Canada webpage.

Living on campus
  • Residence life
  • Residence meal plans
  • Residence buildings
  • Student housing
  • Family housing
Recreation
  • Drop-in recreation
  • Health and fitness programs
  • Intramurals
  • Recreation classes
  • Sports and recreation clubs
Student groups
  • Book a meeting or classroom
  • Campus clubs
  • Graduate Students' Society (GSS)
  • Undergraduate course unions
  • University of Victoria Students' Society (UVSS)
Volunteering
  • Volunteering on campus
  • Co-curricular and para-professional opportunities

Student Life

Outdoor activities

You have your pick of outdoor excitement here. Take a sailing course, hike a mountain, explore the coastline by kayak or drive up island for a weekend of skiing. We've got it all.

Victoria may be surrounded by rainforest but itís actually a lot drier than nearby Seattle or Vancouver. Annual rainfall is just 23.9 inches and Victoria is home to the warmest winters in Canada. Snow isnít common in the city, so golfers, hikers and tennis enthusiasts can play outside all year long.

Culture

With a vibrant population like ours, there's a great selection of things to do. From international film, music, art and cultural festivals to poetry readings and musical performances, there are countless opportunities to see talented artists. You might even catch the next break-out artist before stardom hits.

Fast facts
  • Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island
  • Population: 345,000
  • Climate: Mild, all year-round

Accreditation

UVic is in the Worlds Top 1%

Accreditation is a strong indicator of a business school's quality. The Gustavson School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and by the European Foundation for Management Development through its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation with AACSB and EQUIS shows that we provide a top-quality business education.It tells students and employers that our programs are academically rigorous -- and in tune with the needs of today's business environment.

It means that we maintain high standards relating to our programs, policies, learning goals and outcomes, faculty qualifications, research, and community connections.Being accredited means that we have specific strategies in place to ensure continuous improvement, relevance, and currency in the world of business education.

UVics Gustavson School of Business is one of fewer than 70 of the world's top business schools that hold both full EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.