We accept applications until the program is full, up to 1 month before the program start date.  However, since our programs can fill up quickly, we recommend applying 4-5 months in advance, so that you have enough time to apply for appropriate visas and make travel arrangements.

Homestay applications are due at least 5 weeks before the program start date. 

  • IELTS overall score of 6 or higher with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill area
  • iBT TOEFL score of 79 or higher with no section less than 17 (R/L/S/W)
  • passing Grade for level 570 Academic in the 12-week program
  • passing Grade for level 570 General, with a passing grade on the UAP writing test

This 4-week program, called "University Admission Preparation: Advanced English & Canadian Studies":

  • is a short-term, super-intensive option for students who want to attend a degree program at UVic
  • is available only in the summer
  • includes a credit course (Canadian Studies 101)
  • meets the UVic language requirement for credit studies

Students already admitted to the University of Victoria who successfully complete Canadian Studies 101 may receive 1.5 units of credit to put towards their diploma or degree at an additional fee.

Yes. In order to meet the UVic English Language Requirement, you must obtain a passing grade of at least 80% in the UAP portion of the program and 60% in Canadian Studies.

If you don’t pass this program, you can take UAP in the fall term (September to December) of our 12-week program.

The 'Canadian Studies' course makes up one half of this program, and attendance is mandatory.  It focuses on key aspects of Canadian culture including literature, media, communications and fine arts.

Yes, most Graduate programs at UVic accept UAP and Canadian Studies as proof of English language proficiency.

Please contact the department/faculty of interest before applying for UAP, as some departments require a higher English level for entrance.

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