This intensive summer program include:

  • 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

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

Program features

  • 20 class hours per week (80 total program hours)
  • 2 courses: "Advanced English" and "Introduction to Canadian Studies" (CS101); students may receive optional UVic credit for CS 101 course
  • Tutorial support by teaching assistants available for both courses
  • Weekly writing clinics
  • Access to UVic CALL facility

Program schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30–10:20am Academic English Classes

10:40am–12:30pm Canadian Studies Classes

2–4pm Workshops & activities

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 ($3200 - $350) $2,850.00 Due five weeks before program begins
Student Services fee $223.00
Accommodation and meals Fee Notes
UVic Dormitory $1,755.00 This fee is paid to the ELC
Total: $5,328.00

Program dates

Starting in
August 2020
Program dates
Aug. 4 – 28, 2020
Program status
Courses open for registration
Dorms: Open for registration

Application information

How to apply

  1. Complete a program application form
  2. Send the completed application form to
  3. Pay the application fees and deposit(s)

Once we have processed the application, you well be sent a Letter of Acceptance.

Visit our How to apply page for more details.