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Info for… International

Our academic and research activities make a vital impact world-wide. 17 percent of UVic’s student body is international, represented by 110 countries around the world.

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Global engagement

UVic has more than 300 active global partnerships. These partnerships enable students, staff and faculty to study and do research abroad.

We also welcome hundreds of international visitors each year. These include delegations, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, research students and more.

UVic has an established Off-Campus Activity Risk Management Policy. This policy supports procedures to ensure that travellers are prepared for and safe throughout their trip abroad. We have partnered with International SOS (ISOS) to offer emergency medical, safety and security advice, referrals and emotional support when travelling.

International research

UVic ranks among the world’s best and most internationally-engaged research universities.

Our international focus infuses the work of every faculty and research centre.

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Visiting international researchers

Learn more about UVic’s research strengths and find out how we can help you accomplish your research goals.

Visit UVic as a post-doctoral fellow, a scholar or a student.

Learn about the funding opportunities available to researchers visiting UVic.

Opportunities for international students

International Centre for Students offers programs and support for new and current UVic students.

Students can add an international experience to their UVic studies. We offer exchanges, field schools and co-op work terms around the world.

We provide funding opportunities for both outbound and inbound students.

If you're an international student seeking entry to a UVic degree program, visit undergraduate or graduate admissions.

We offer useful resources and advice for international students coming to UVic.

We also support short-term students such as visiting research students, exchange students, visiting students, and study abroad students.

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UVic Global Community

The UVic Global Community creates opportunities for all students, staff and faculty to connect and celebrate diversity.

We offer mentorship programs, events, activities and more to cultivate an intercultural and globally-minded campus.

Events

Open New video from ICS

New video from ICS

A world of learning awaits at the International Centre for Students and a new video welcomes everyone to find out more about the newly named ICS.

Open Expert talks planet formation discovery

Expert talks planet formation discovery

Like catching lightning in a jar, UVic astronomer Ruobing Dong with international team uncover first evidence of a stellar intruder object, or flyby, disturbing a protoplanetary disk the birthplace...

Open Expert QA: Galactic fossils

Expert QA: Galactic fossils

Newly discovered star cluster opens a unique window into galaxy formation from ancient times and challenges longstanding theories, thanks to international collaboration.

Open Top 10 of 2021

Top 10 of 2021

From addressing injustice to inspiring creative ingenuity, UVic was at the forefront in 2021 of providing expertise and offering solutions to another year of change and stories that gripped the world’s...

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