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Studying at the University of Victoria

As an ELC student, you'll be studying at one of the best universities in Canada. You will experience a Canadian university as an international student, with access to all of UVic's facilities while enjoying a "home base" on campus, at the Continuing Studies Building where most ELC students attend classes and activities.

University of Victoria at a glance

Degree options for ELC students

If you would like to pursue a degree at UVic, the ELC offers two main program options:

  1. University Admission Preparation
  2. University Pathway Program 

UVic quick facts

  • Consistently ranked one of Canada's top “comprehensive universities”
  • Student population: 21,700
  • International students from over 100 countries
  • Located 15-minutes to downtown Victoria; 15 minutes to the beach
  • Active student community: 28 sports clubs and 200 student clubs

Academic strengths

  • Offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in 10 academic faculties, including: Business, Science, Engineering and Law
  • Leading research activities in oceans and climate, sustainability and Indigenous studies
  • Home to Western Canada’s largest cooperative education program
  • 900 full-time faculty members

Learn more about UVic