Everything you need to know about how to apply for ELC and Business and Management programs and what to expect after you have submitted an application.

 To apply for on-campus English programs, your student must:

  • be 18 or older by the program start date.
  • meet Canadian Visa requirements.
  • read, understand and follow all program guidelines.
  • understand the refund policy.
  • meet our basic English requirement: please have your student complete the ELC Basic English Test before applying.

How to apply online

  1. Visit our website at continuingstudies.uvic.ca/elc
  2. Click on LOG IN at the top-right of the webpage.
  3. Log in to your account using the email that is on file. If you don't have an account, please contact elcreg@uvic.ca.
  4. Log in to your account using your email (username) and password.
  5. Click on Agent Applications on the left side of the webpage.
  6. Fill out the online application.
  7. Arrange payment of application fee(s) and deposit(s).

For visual step-by-step instructions, please refer to our ELC online application user guide (PDF).

Important: application does not guarantee admission. Apply for programs early, as space is limited. A letter of Acceptance (LOA) will be emailed to the agent once we have processed the application. If your student is applying for a Study Permit and/or Temporary Resident Visa, the LOA should be included in their application.  Please note that Homestay is limited and spaces may fill before the deadline. For Homestay application deadlines, visit Homestay FAQ for students.  

Payment information

To process your student’s application, we require the following fees:

  • CAD $150 application fee
    If you apply for more than one program at the same time, you only pay the CAD $150 application fee once.
  • CAD $350 deposit per program
    This deposit is part of the tuition fee, not an additional cost. For example: if you apply to two programs, you will need to pay CAD $700.
  • CAD $300 UVic homestay application fee (if applicable)

Pay the remaining program fees and student services fees five weeks before the program start date. Students are not permitted to attend class until their fees are paid in full.

We accept several forms of payment. Please see our Payment options page for details.

To apply for online English programs (ELC Connect), your student must:

How to apply online

  1. Visit our website at continuingstudies.uvic.ca/elc
  2. Click on LOG IN at the top-right of the webpage.
  3. Log in to your account using the email that is on file. If you don't have an account, please contact elcreg@uvic.ca.
  4. Log in to your account using your email (username) and password.
  5. Click on Agent Applications on the left side of the webpage.
  6. Fill out the online application.
  7. Arrange payment of application fees and deposits.

For visual step-by-step instructions, please refer to our ELC online application user guide.

Important: application does not guarantee admission. Apply for programs early, as space is limited. A letter of Acceptance (LOA) will be emailed to the agent once we have processed the application.

Payment information

To process your application, we require the following fees:

  • ELPI-O and UAP-O
    • Application fee CAD $150.00
    • Deposit CAD $350.00
  • EGC
    • No Application fee
    • Deposit CAD $25.00

Pay the remaining program fees five weeks before the program start date. Students are not permitted to attend class until their fees are paid in full.

We accept several forms of payment. Please see our Payment options page for details.

What happens next?

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How to apply

  1. Download a Pathway application form
  2. Submit the completed application form signed by the student to elcreg@uvic.ca.
  3. Pay the following non-refundable fees: CAD $325 application fee, CAD $1000 program deposit (this is part of tuition, not an additional cost) and CAD $300 homestay application fee (if applicable).
  4. Immediately arrange for your student’s official interim transcripts and official IELTS, TOEFL or CAEL score to be sent to:

Mailing Address

Pathways Coordinator
Undergraduate Admissions
University of Victoria
PO Box 3025 STN CSC
Victoria BC
V8W 3P2
Canada

Courier Address

Pathways Coordinator
Undergraduate Admission
University of Victoria
University Centre
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria BC
V8W 5C2 Canada

Note: IELTS and TOEFL results can be sent electronically. UVic’s institution number is 0989.

  1. Arrange for the student’s final official transcript to be sent when it’s available. Note: students will not be fully admitted to the Pathway program until their sealed official transcripts and test scores have been received by Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. If the student is accepted to the Pathway Program, we will email and courier a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to the agent.
  3. The student should apply for an appropriate entry visa and/or study permit using the LOA.
  4. If the student chooses on-campus accommodation, they will be contacted with information about applying for housing after they have been admitted. Note: spaces are limited and accommodation cannot be guaranteed.