University of Victoria tuition and dates
A UVic education is a significant and valuable investment that will reward you throughout your life. Here you’ll find an overview of the types of costs you’ll need to consider if you want to earn your degree in Canada at UVic.
Students must consider the following costs:
- Tuition: the cost of your classes, and likely the most expensive element of your education
- Student or off-campus housing: the cost of your accommodation while living in Victoria
- Meal plan: an allotment of money that you can use to purchase food and beverages at UVic food outlets
- Student fees: the cost of UVic student society, athletics and recreation, and bus pass
- Mandatory health insurance: the cost of healthcare and dental coverage
- Program fees: the cost of instruction above the base tuition amount, charged by some programs
- Books and learning materials: the cost of course-related textbooks, workbooks and other materials
- Personal expenses: the cost of local transportation, as well as spending money for miscellaneous expenses while living in Victoria
Cost of tuition
The biggest cost in your education abroad is likely to be tuition, which pays for your courses. Tuition prices vary by faculty.
Tuition costs for undergraduate students (per year)
|Undergraduate degree program||Typical length||Tuition and program fees*|
|Bachelor of Commerce||4+ years||CAD$31,373|
|Computer Science and Engineering majors||4+ years||CAD$33,634|
|All other bachelor’s degrees||4+ years||CAD$29,716|
Tuition costs for graduate students (per year)
|Degree program||Length||Tuition and program fees*|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||1–2 years||CAD$34,215|
|Master of Global Business (MGB)||16 months||CAD$42,734|
|Master in Management (MM)||1 year||CAD$39,013|
|Master of Engineering (MEng) — Applied Data Science||1 year||CAD$40,050|
|Master of Engineering (MEng) — Industrial Ecology||1 year||CAD$26,530|
|Master of Enginering (MEng) — Telecommunications and Information Security||1 year||CAD$31,669|
|Most other master’s programs (standard tuition)||1–3 years||CAD$8,076|
Tuition costs for UVic English Language Centre programs
|Program||Typical length||Tuition cost*|
|UVic Pathway Program||1 year||CAD$36,405|
|University Admission Preparation||12 weeks||CAD$4,500|
|Intensive English ELPI||12 weeks per session||CAD$4,500|
When you attend UVic, you’ll also need to plan for other costs, such as your student housing, meal plan, ancillary fees and books and class materials, as well as some spending money for transportation and activities.
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.
|Type of residence room||Available to||Price range (September to April)|
|Dormitory single bedroom||First-year undergraduates||CAD$13,660–13,934 (includes meal plan)|
|Dormitory double room (2 people)||First-year undergraduates||CAD$11,967 (includes meal plan)|
|Pod-style and cluster housing||Upper-year undergraduates||CAD$8,353–8,444|
|Cluster housing and dormitory apartments||Graduate students||CAD$8,353–10,872|
Standard meal plan
When you move into a dormitory room at UVic, you automatically receive a standard meal plan. You can use the meal plan to purchase food and drinks at University dining facilities. The standard meal plan costs the same for all students, though you have the option to supplement your meal plan with a +PLUS account.
Depending on which UVic program you join — and if you are required (or choose) to do a co-op placement — your total fees may differ accordingly. Below are some fees to consider.
- Student society fee: CAD$148
- UVic athletics: CAD$188
- UVSS bus pass: CAD$162
- Co-op program fee (for degrees with optional co-op): CAD$1,510
All international students are required to pay a temporary health insurance fee. This mandatory temporary health insurance cost is CAD$265. The University’s UVSS Extended Health and UVSS Dental Plans are CAD$189 each, for a total of CAD$378. In total, healthcare insurance comes to CAD$643.
Key to your education are the course materials used by professors in your classes like textbooks and workbooks. Also, you’ll need materials such as notebooks, highlighters, pens calculators and more. UVic estimates the total cost of books and supplies to be CAD$2,000.
How much money a student spends on personal expenses will vary.
Total estimated expenses
Your overall cost to attend UVic will depend on your degree level and degree program. Below are estimated total expenses for undergraduate students.
Estimated annual expenses for undergraduate students
|Program||Bachelor’s degree – most majors||Bachelor’s in Engineering or Computer Science||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Student housing and meal plan||CAD$11,967–13,934*||CAD$11,967–13,934*||CAD$11,967–13,934*|
|Co-op fee (optional for most programs; mandatory for Commerce and Engineering)||CAD$0–1,510||CAD$0–1,510||CAD$1,510|
|Books and supplies||CAD$2,000||CAD$2,000||CAD$2,000|
|Estimated total cost||CAD$44,824– 48,331||CAD$48,742–50,739||CAD$49,659–51,656|
Important dates to know
Knowing the cost of your education is one thing, knowing when to submit applications, documents and payments is another. Below are some key dates to keep in mind.
Deadlines and admission dates at UVic
|January 2024 start*||May 2024 start*||September 2024 start|
|Application deadline for most bachelor’s degrees||September 30, 2023||March 31, 2024||January 31, 2024|
|Application deadline for Engineering bachelor’s degrees||Not available||December 31, 2023||January 31, 2024|
|Application deadline for Business master’s degrees||August 31, 2023||Not available||April 30, 2024|
|Application deadline for MEng Telecommunications & Information Security / MEng Applied Data Science||Not available||Not available||April 1, 2024|
|Application deadline for other master’s degrees||Apply as early as possible||Apply as early as possible||Apply as early as possible|
|International student orientation||January 4, 2024||May 6, 2024||August 29, 2024|
|First day of classes||January 8, 2024||May 8, 2024||Sep 4, 2024|
Designed to help lighten the financial burden on students and their families, scholarships are available. At UVic, you will be automatically considered for several different merit-based scholarships once you’re admitted to a degree.
At least CAD$5,000
International Entrance Scholarship for undergraduates
for International IB students with good grades
Up to CAD$17,500
scholarships awarded by the Faculty of Graduate Studies
for master’s students
available to undergraduate students after their first year
~$1.3 million in entrance scholarships
will be awarded to international undergraduate students in 2023–2024
International student employment
At UVic, international students may have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week either on campus or off campus. Your work eligibility is determined by whether your Canadian study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off campus.
Additionally, nearly all international UVic students have the option to do a paid co-op as part of their studies. On average, UVic co-op students earn CAD$3,076 per month.
International undergraduate and graduate students can also take part in our Work Study program and earn up to CAD $5,950 per year to help with their expenses.
UVic undergraduate tuition estimate
Download useful information
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- September 2023 Summary Sheet
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