All students with academic excellence will automatically be considered for scholarships at the time of admission. Applications are not required.
Scholarships of $20,000, payable at $5000 per year, are awarded to academically outstanding international undergraduate students entering the University of Victoria. If a student maintains a grade point average of 7.50 or higher, the scholarship is automatically renewed for each year of a student’s full time study until the completion of a first degree or for a maximum of four years, whichever is the shorter period.
A student whose grade point average falls between 7.00 and 7.49 may file a written appeal with the Senate Committee on Awards to seek special consideration for renewal of the scholarship. No renewal is considered if the student’s grade point average falls below 7.00. Once students have completed one full session (8 months) at the University of Victoria, further financial assistance may be available. International students should not depend on scholarships and bursaries to pay all their costs while in university. Please note that scholarship funding is limited and highly competitive.
International students must be admitted to the University and have their student visa in place before being considered for this award. In addition, international students must maintain their student visa status over the four year period.
In Course Scholarships
In order to be eligible for In-Course Scholarships, international students must have attended at least one academic year at UVic. The majority of in-course scholarships range from $25 to $2,500 and are awarded to students with top marks. The number of students who are awarded a scholarship, and the amount they receive, is dependent upon the academic performance of the applicant pool. The process is competitive.