We accept applications until the program is full, up to one 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.
If you have not taken an IELTS or TOEFL exam, you will be tested on the first day of the program and placed into UAP if you have the appropriate level. If you do not meet the language requirements for UAP after testing, you will be placed at the appropriate level of the 12-week program.
*IELTS and TOEFL tests must be taken within 2 years of the program start date.
"UAP" is the highest level of our 12-Week Intensive English Program (ELPI) and begins 3 times a year in January, April and September.
"UAP and Canadian Studies" is a 4-week program and only runs in August.
Both programs satisfy the UVic English language requirement, for students with a passing grade of 80%.
UAP is an afternoon class and has one elective.
|Monday to Thursday: Core classes 1:00 - 5:15pm|
|Friday: Elective classes 8:20 - 10:30 am or 10:30am - 12:25pm|
Yes. Students must have a minimum of 80% in the course in order to pass. Please note that the UAP score is only valid for UVic applications submitted within 2 years of successful UAP completion.
More information about UVic's English proficiency requirements are available on the UVic website.
The passing grade for UAP is 80%. If you do not achieve this grade, you can take the level again during the next session.
Yes, most Graduate programs at UVic accept UAP 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.