To apply to an English Language Center (ELC) program, please select the type of program below and read through the application steps. 

  • If you are represented by an agent or university, please make sure to register through them directly. 

Application information for:

To apply for ELC on-campus programs, you must:

Application steps

  1. Complete the online application
    You must complete and submit the full application in one session. Applications that are not fully completed and submitted in one session will not be saved and will require you to re-enter your information again.
  2. Pay non-refundable application fees and deposit(s)
    • 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. If you apply to three programs, your deposit will be CAD $1050.
    • CAD $300 UVic Homestay fee (if applicable)
      Important: application does not guarantee admission. Apply for programs early, as space is limited. You will recieve a Letter of Acceptance by email once we have processed your application. Please wait for your Letter of Acceptance before making travel plans. Homestay will only be offered once face to face classes resume and the Canadian government has lifted the two week quarantine period for travellers entering the country.
  3. Apply for the appropriate visa (if applicable)
    Contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country to see if you need a Study Permit or Temporary Resident Visa. To find a visa office, visit the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada website.
  4. Pay the tuiton balance
    Pay the remaining program fees and student services fees five weeks before the start of your program. Students are not permitted to attend class until their fees are paid in full.

 

Online application form

 

 

To apply for ELC Connect online programs, you must:

  • be 16 or older by the ELC Connect program start date 
  • read, understand and follow all program guidelines
  • understand System Requirements to access online programs
  • understand the refund policy
  • have an IELTS 6.0 (no section lower than 5.5) or TOEFL 79 (no section less than 17) for University Admission Preparation Online (UAP-O). If you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score, you may take the ELC English Proficiency Test (EPT) to check your eligibility. 

Application steps

The deposit is part of the tuition fee, not an additional cost.

  1. Complete the online application
    You must complete and submit the full application in one session. Applications that are not fully completed and submitted in one session will not be saved and will require you to re-enter your information again.
  2. Pay a non-refundable deposit and application fee
    • ELPI-O and UAP-O
      • Application fee CAD $150.00
      • Deposit CAD $350.00
    • EGC
      • No Application fee
      • Deposit CAD $25.00
  3. Pay the tuition balance
    Pay the remaining program fee five weeks before the start of your program. Students are not permitted to attend online class until their fees are paid in full.

 

Online application form

 

 

Admission requirements

Academic requirements
To qualify for the Pathway Program, students must meet UVic’s academic requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. For specific international admission requirements, visit UVic's admissions.  

English language proficiency requirement
There are several ways students can satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement, including:

International Students coming from a Canadian curriculum high school:
International students attending high school in a Canadian curriculum whose first language is not English may apply to the Pathway Program, if they completed Grade 12 English Studies (or its equivalent) with a grade of 50% or higher. In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR) and academic requirements stated above.  

Application steps

  1. Download a Pathway Application
  2. Complete the application and email it to elcreg@uvic.ca
  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee: CAD $325
  4. Pay a program deposit (this is part of tuition, not an additional cost): CAD $1000
  5. Pay a Homestay application fee (if applicable): CAD $300 (Note: Homestay will only be offered once face to face classes resume and the Canadian government has lifted the two week quarantine period for travellers entering the country.)
  6. Submit an official test of English Language Proficiency such as an official IELTS or TOEFL. The official test results must be submitted directly from the testing centre to Undergraduate Admissions. Undergraduate Admissions will not accept any unofficial test results for evaluation. UVic’s institution code is #0989.
  7. Arrange to send your original transcript documents 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