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University of Victoria: Ranking, Fees & Acceptance Rate

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About the University of Victoria

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Year of establishment1903
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Also Known AsUVic
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Size of Campus in acres402
Male/Female Ratio1.12
UG/PG Course Ratio2
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 394 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses11967 CAD for 2 sharing (UG),11853 CAD for 4 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses3500 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Is the University of Victoria good for international students?

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Many undergraduate and graduate programs are available for international students at the University of Victoria. The university hosts over 4,000 international students. As an international student at the University of Victoria, one can learn all about Canadian culture while getting a world-class education. In case of admission at the graduate level, international students currently make up more than a fifth of the university's graduate student community.

 

Q:   What CGPA do you need for the University of Victoria?

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In order to take admission to graduate programs at the University of Victoria, you must have a bachelor's degree (minimum four years) or equivalent. The minimum percentage required is 60%. Apart from this, the English language proficiency test score has to be submitted too. Along with the application for graduate courses, the documents that have to be submitted include;

  • Academic transcripts
  • CV / Resume
  • Assessment reports from at least two academic or professional references,
  • GMAT or GRE score.
 

Q:   Why should I choose to study at the University of Victoria?

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The University of Victoria (UVic) is among the top 1% of the world universities and is also recognised as one of the top-ranked universities in Canada for scientific impact. It is in the top 300 worldwide for research impact of sciences. Also, 47 university faculty members were elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada.

 

Q:   Is the University of Victoria hard to get into?

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The University of Victoria does not publish official data on the acceptance rate. However, as per some unofficial sources the University of Victoria acceptance rate is between 64% - 74%. This means that the University of Victoria is moderately selective when it comes to admissions. You need to have good academic standing in your previous qualifications and good scores in English proficiency tests. As long as you have good scores, there is a high chance that you will be accepted into the university. Please note that the data on acceptance rate for the University of Victoria given above is taken from an unofficial source, therefore, it is subject to vary. 

 

 

University of Victoria Scholarships

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Q:   Does the University of Victoria offer full scholarships to international students?

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The University of Victoria Canada offers entrance scholarships to international undergraduate academically outstanding students. According to the available funding, the exact number of scholarships varies each year. One or more scholarships of at least CAD 5,000/INR 3.05 L are awarded to academically outstanding international students.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers awards to graduate students of high academic standing. International graduate students are eligible for these awards. UVic Fellowships of up to CAD 17,500/INR 10.68 L (master’s) per year and UVic Graduate Awards of up to CAD 10,000/INR 6.10 L per year (Master’s and PhD).

*CAD/INR = 61.08

 

University of Victoria Admission Deadlines 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 169 - 172
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall30ᵗʰ Apr - 1ˢᵗ Aug 2024
Spring30ᵗʰ Aug 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Apr 2024
Summer31ˢᵗ Dec 2023 - 31ˢᵗ Mar 2024
Winter15ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   How to apply for Masters at the University of Victoria?

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 Given below is the application process to apply for a Masters at the University of Victoria.

  • Choose a programme and check its minimum admission requirements and language requirements

  • Find a supervisor before you apply. However, MSc Computer Science applicants do not require a supervisor. But, you should mention potential supervisors in the application. For admission of the eligible applicants, supervisors make the final decisions

  • Then, apply for admission. Enter all the required information and upload all the necessary documents

  • Next, pay the application fee

As a part of the application, you must also submit the following:

  • A current resume

  • Two assessment reports from professional or academic references

  • A statement of intent

  • Post-secondary transcripts

  • GRE results  (optional, but highly recommended for international students)

 

Q:   What is the last date to apply at the University of Victoria?

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The University of Victoria offers a variety of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The admission deadlines for internatational students may vary for some programs. Therefore, international students should check the admission deadlines before applying for any course at the University of Victoria. Below is given the application deadline for international students at the University of Victoria. 

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Art History and Visual StudiesSep 30, 2024
Computer Science
Computer Science and Health Information Science
Music
All programs offered by Humanities, Science and Social Sciences

The University of Victoria Summer Entry

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Arts History and Visual StudiesMar 31, 2024
Computer Science
Engineering Programs
Music
All programs offered by Humanities, Science and Social Sciences
 

University of Victoria Fees & Admission Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
M.A.(43 courses)
INR 3 L - 5 L
Duration12 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 & Above
MS(22 courses)
INR 3 L - 5 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 - 100, GRE
B.E. / B.Tech(10 courses)
INR 16 L - 20 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
MBA/PGDM(7 courses)
INR 5 L - 26 L
Duration12-29 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT: 550 & Above
B.Sc.(28 courses)
INR 16 L - 18 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
MIM(3 courses)
INR 5 L - 26 L
Duration12-20 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
B.A.(28 courses)
INR 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
MEng(5 courses)
INR 4 L - 24 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
UG Diploma(4 courses)
INR 5 L - 8 L
Duration9 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 79 & Above
Others PG(7 courses)
INR 3 L
Duration2-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 90 & Above
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Q:   How much is the University of Victoria fee for international students?

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You can check the University of Victoria first-year tuition fee for international students from the university's website. However, the estimated 1st-year tuition fee for some of the popular programs of the University of Victoria is as follows: 

Course Tuition Fees
MSINR 3.11 L - 4.86 L 
BScINR 15.55 L - 17.87 L 
MAINR 3.11 L - 4.67 L
 

Q:   Does University of Victoria require IELTS?

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Yes, the University of Victoria requires international students to submit their IELTS test score to prove proficiency in the English language. However, besides IELTS, international students can submit the test scores of othern English test such as TOEFL. Check below the minimum English language requirement for international students applying for the University of Victoria. 

ExamUG (minimum score)PG (minimum score)
IELTS6.5, with no component less than 6.06.5 with no individual component can have a score lower than 6.0
TOEFL iBT90, with no section less than 2090 with at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections

 

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for the University of Victoria?

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The minimum eligibility for international students at the University of Victoria varies from course to course. Therefore, international students should check the minimum eligibility for their course at UVic. Check below the minimum admission requirement for Indian students applying to the University of Victoria. 

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency tests
  • Assessment reports from two academic or professional references
  • GRE or GMAT score
  • CV/Resume
  • Any other necessary documents
  • For admission into the undergraduate courses of the University of Victoria, the applicants can check the individual programs pages to know about the exact eligibility requirements
  • For admission into the graduate courses, Indian applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree (minimum four years); a master’s degree with 1st class or 60%
 

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Students Ratings & Reviews

4.3/5
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  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
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  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships5
Part time work4
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4
Student Life3
Value for money5
Public transportation4
Safety5
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration4
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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Computer Science - Batch of 2025
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Overall it provides wholesome experience of North American Culture.
Tips: UVic offers a strong global comm department whose main goal is to make the students transitioning into Victoria easier. Helps to ease out with cultural shift. Scholarships options are available on merit. Weather is fantastic year round and be prepared for rain.
Likes (Internships): For Engineering and Computer Science, UVic offers a very strong co-op programme. These jobs are offered across Canada. Each department has its own co-op department which provides industry-specific guidance to students. There are all resources available, one just has to look and ask for help!
Dislikes (Student Life): Being in for 4 years, most of my time is spent completing school work and working on projects. There are some really good options/facilities available on campus. Giving 3 stars as Vic doesn't have any for someone looking for social events outside campus, they might not enjoy it.
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University of Victoria Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   How much is on campus housing at UVic?

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The University of Victoria offers a highly affordable and variety of housing options to international students. There are various factors that will affect the cost of living for international student such as type of accommodation and meal plan. On campus housing at the University of Victoria will cost an international student anywhere between CAD 8,000 - CAD 14,000 (INR 4.88 L - 8.55 L) for one year. A standard meal plan at the University of Victoria will cost around CAD 7,000/INR 4.27 L for the whole academic year. 

*CAD/INR = 61.08

 

University of Victoria Rankings 2024

B++
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#301-350
#201-300
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B
#251-300
Mechanical Engineering
C
#501-520
#301-350
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Q:   What is the world ranking of the University of Victoria?

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The University of Victoria is among the best and top universities in Canada. UVic is consistently ranked among the top-universities by all the global ranking agencies such as the QS, THE and US News. Check below the University of Victoria rankings in the world. 

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QS - World University Ranking

359322

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

301-350351-400

US News & World Report - Global Universities

324NA
 

Q:   Is University of Victoria good for MBA?

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According to various sources, University of Victoria is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. To support this fact, University of Victoria ranks at 251+ in the QS Global MBA for 2023. It has been placed at 201-250 and 201-250 for its MBA course for the year 2022 and 2021, respectively. The first year tuition fee of University of Victoria MBA course is CAD 12,390 - 40,118 (INR 7.56 L - 24.50 L).

*CAD/INR = 61.08

 

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Q:   How much time will it take to process my study permit for studying at the University of Victoria?

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Canada offers post study work permit to international students after their graduation from Canadian universities. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) may take weeks or even months to process your study permit. Students should therefore apply as soon as they obtain their offer letters (admission and study permit information letter through email). 

 
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For admission to MSc in Computer Science at the University of Victoria, GRE results are optional. But, submission of the GRE score is highly recommended for international students applying to UVic. Apart from this, do meet the minimum admission requirements and English language requirements. The min

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