University of Victoria
The University of Victoria (UVic), located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. UVic sits at the southern end of Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific coast. It is 15 minutes away from the city’s downtown and a short distance from both Vancouver. It is one of the top Canada’s research universities.
It offers degree programs to more than 20,000 students, 3,446 of them graduate students, with research strengths in several areas, including ocean science, engineering, math, data science and computer science.
A top-ranked Canadian university
The 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings place UVic among the top 250 universities around the world. In addition, THE placed UVic at 175 on its January 2016 list of the world’s 200 most international universities. Learn more about our rankings.
Beyond the classroom, UVic is deeply immersed in the life of communities around the world. With civic engagement a key part of our mission, our faculty, students and staff walk side by side with community partners in Canada and abroad, tackling together the essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.
Thinking at a higher level
On any given day, open our doors—to UVic classrooms, research centres, performance studios—and be prepared for excellence on the other side.
Graduate education at UVic offers a rare chance to create and mobilize new knowledge and to work side-by-side with scholars and practitioners on initiatives that may be unique in the world. Deepen your undergraduate research and learning, further your academic path or take your studies in an entirely new direction.
Graduate school can expand your professional qualifications, provide an avenue to more rewarding career options and bolster your earning power. Research and innovation demand the kinds of expertise that can only be gained from an advanced education.
Discover the reasons UVic may be a fit for you.
- Groundbreaking research.
When it comes to real-life learning and original research, UVic leads the world in areas such as oceans and climate, society and health, global change and sustainability and Indigenous and cultural studies. And we don’t stop there.
- Flexible programs.
Diverse graduate programs include flexible options and opportunities to learn from faculty and researchers who are experts in their fields.
- Thoughtful innovation.
Ours is a culture of achievement and consideration for the world around us.
- Contribution and community.
Motivated by a desire to drive change, our graduate students influence international conversations while taking advantage of a personalized campus experience.
- Liveable city, liveable campus.
Our spectacular West Coast setting inspires discovery not possible anywhere else.
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