In addition to on-campus programs, the ELC continues to offer the following online programs:

This intensive summer program includes:

  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • Two courses: "Advanced English" and "Introduction to Canadian Studies"
  • Dormitory accommodation and meals

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Program description

Successful “UAP” completion satisfies the English requirement for admission to many UVic undergraduate degree programs.

This intensive summer program will help prepare you for success as a UVic degree student by polishing your academic English skills and providing an introduction to Canadian culture.

UAP develops skills in:

  • Oral presentations
  • Note-taking and report-writing
  • Reading academic texts
  • Research

VIEW INFO: UAP-Canadian Studies flyer (PDF)

VIEW INFO: UAP-Canadian Studies Calendar (PDF)

Please note, we also offer a 12-week University Admission Preparation program. Contact us for details. 

Program features


  • August start date
  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • Two courses: "Advanced English" and "Introduction to Canadian Studies" (CS101); students may receive optional UVic credit for CS 101 course
  • Weekly writing clinics
  • Dormitory accommodation and meals


  • Intensive 4-week format before start of academic year in September
  • Tutorial support by teaching assistants available for both courses
  • Optional credit for "Introduction to Canadian Studies" course (CS101)

Program schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  • Academic English classes: 8:30 – 10:20 am
  • Canadian Studies classes: 10:40 am – 12:30 pm 
  • Workshops and activities: 2 – 4 pm 

Optional activities ($)

Estimated fees per program

Fees due upon application Fee Notes
Application fee $150.00 Due at time of registration. Application fees are paid only once.
Program deposit $350.00
Tuition fees Fee Notes
Balance of tuition ($3,200 – $350) $2,850.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services fee $223.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
UVic Dormitory $2,220.00 This fee is paid to the ELC
Total: $5,793.00

Program dates

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Program dates
July 31 – Aug. 25, 2023
Program status
Courses open for registration
Dorms: Open for registration

Application information

Registration requirements

To study in this program, you must have a minimum of one of the following exam scores:

  • IELTS (academic) overall score of 6 or higher with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill area (R/L/S/W)
  • iBT TOEFL score of 79 or higher with no section less than 17 (R/L/S/W)
  • CAEL 60 with no subscore less than 50
  • Passing Grade (80%) for level 570 Academic in the Intensive English (ELPI) program
  • Passing Grade (80%) for level 570 General in the Intensive English (ELPI) program, with a passing grade on the UAP writing test

How to apply

For application information, please click the Apply Now button.