The Profile of University of Victoria
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The Profile of University of Victoria

November 20, 2007

Overview
Established in 1903, University of Victoria is a public university. It now has 790 FT faculties and 19,475 students, including 1714 international students and 2514 graduate students. The percentage of applicants accepted is 72%

Location
University of Victoria is in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Business: Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Services Management, International Business, Management
  • Education: Elementary education, secondary education, Recreation and health education, kinesiology
  • Engineering: Computer engineering, Computer Science, Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering
  • Fine Arts: History in art, music, theatre, visual arts, writing
  • Human and Social Development: Health information science, Child and youth care
  • Humanities: Applied linguistics, English, French, Germanic Studies, Greek and Roman studies, Greek and Latin language and literature, Hispanic studies, History, Italian studies, Latin American studies, Latin American language and literature, Linguistics, Medieval studies, Mediterranean studies, Pacific and Asian studies, Philosophy, Russian, Women’s Studies
  • Law: Bachelor of Laws
  • Science: Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics
  • Social Science: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental studies, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology  

Graduate Programs

  • Anthropology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Business,
  • Chemistry, Child and Youth Care, Computer Science, Curriculum and Instruction,
  • Dispute Resolution, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies,
  • Electrical and Computer engineering, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Germanic and Russian studies,
  • Greek and Roman Studies, Health Information Science, Hispanic and Italian Studies, History, History in Art, Indigenous Governance,
  • Interdisciplinary, Law, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Math and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Nursing, Pacific and Asian Studies,
  • Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology,
  • Studies in Policy and Practice in Health and Social Services, Theatre, Visual Arts

Doctoral Programs

  • Anthropology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Child and Youth Care, Computer Science, Curriculum and Instruction,
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, Electrical and Computer engineering,
  • English, Geography, History, History in Art, Interdisciplinary, Law, Linguistics , Math and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Music,
  • Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre

Academic Strengths

  • 2007 McLean’s ranked University of Victoria first among comprehensive universities;
  • Lead all Canadian comprehensive universities in size and number of medical and science grants per faculty member;
  • Thirty-three faculty members hold Canada Research Chairs, five have received Governor General's Literature Awards, and 41 are members of the Royal Society of Canada.
  • The library has 1,600,000 volumes and 1,900,000 items in microform. There are 12,000 current periodical subscriptions including 2,600 e-journals. The Music and Audio division currently holds 49,000 records, tapes, compact discs; 32,000 scores; and 6,500 films & videos. There are 137 on staff including 26 librarians

Admission Requirements
Complete Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations

Annual Tuition Fees and Cost of Living
Approximately $23,000 (in Canadian dollars)

Academic Calendar System and Application Deadline
Application deadline: Feb. 28
Winter session, first term starts in September
Winter session, second term starts in January
Summer studies available May-August

Financial Aid Available for International Students
Several scholarships are available for international students

Accommodation
Typical costs per term:
Halls of residence(single room): CND$3302-$3802 (includes meal plan)
Halls of residence (shared room): CND$2900-$3400 (includes meal plan)
Single furnished flat (self-catering): CND$1980
Self contained family house (two or more bedrooms): CND$780-$1025

Contact Information
Undergraduate Admissions
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3P2 Canada
Tel: (250) 721-8121
Fax: (250)721-6225
Email: adms@uvic.ca
Website:www.uvic.ca

Other Information
Main language of instruction is English

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