Refugee Support

The Division of Continuing Studies has dedicated $25,000 to support newly-arrived refugees in Greater Victoria wishing to pursue education in the Division’s non-credit credential offerings.

This funding will be available to students who are accepted in to a program and begin their studies before the end of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The funding is limited to one credential per student.

To learn more about this funding, including information about English Language proficiency requirements, please contact: Elizabeth Bowman, Program Coordinator, Division of Continuing Studies - phone: 250-721-7589, email:

Eligible programs are listed below.


Program Credential
Certificate in Adult and Continuing Education Certificate
Certificate in Business Administration Certificate
Certificate in Business Administration - Fast Track Certificate
Certificate in General Studies Certificate
Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Health Certificate
Diploma in Business Administration Diploma
Diploma in Business Administration - Accelerated Diploma
Diploma in Business Administration - Aviation Diploma
Diploma Program in Public Relations Diploma
Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate Professional Specialization Certificate
French Language Diploma Program Diploma
Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis Professional Specialization Certificate
Restoration of Natural Systems Certificate Certificate
Wound Management for Health Professionals Certificate of completion


Read more about UVic's response to the refugee crisis.