Why choose Continuing Studies at UVic
As a University of Victoria (UVic) student, you’ll be studying at one of the best universities in Canada. UVic is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive universities and THE’s 2019 Global University Employability Ranking identifies UVic as the best Canadian comprehensive university, and one of only nine Canadian universities overall, in preparing its students for the workplace, based on feedback from top international companies.
And since UVic’s inception in 1963, the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) has been an integral part of campus, providing adult and continuing education programming to domestic and international students. We partner with all UVic faculties to provide stimulating, high-quality education opportunities to local as well as international learners.
Studying at Continuing Studies at UVic, you’ll benefit from:
learning from a team of experienced instructors and presenters who are real-world experts, delivering relevant and practical content in your field of study
a world-class education from one of Canada’s most respected universities
an award-winning team of English language specialists (in the ELC programs) who will help those looking to further develop their English skills prepare for further study or a career in an international market
innovative, student-centred online learning opportunities that allow you to benefit from Continuing Studies at UVic from your home country
dedicated support for on-campus students from day one, to help you transition into life in Canada
networking with and learning alongside Canadian and international classmates and instructors, who bring a truly global perspective to your studies
We have international experience
Continuing Studies at UVic has a long history of offering customized and scheduled programming to individual students and groups from around the world. As an international student at UVic, you can expect a quality Canadian education with a global perspective, preparing you for wherever your studies or career take you from here.
For international students for whom English is not their first language, we offer a variety of academic and professional English language programs, online or on-campus, through our English Language Centre (ELC). The ELC has been delivering high-quality intensive English language programs at UVic since 1970, and is now one of the largest English schools in Canada.
We foster a welcoming, culturally diverse learning environment
At Continuing Studies at UVic, we aspire to create an intercultural community that promotes harmony and understanding between all people. Our academic programs are complemented by social activities that encourage students to share the unique culture of their country, region, religion, or linguistic group, in a safe, respectful environment. Through these and other such activities, we aspire to create an intercultural community that celebrates diversity and encourages friendship between all people.
We also have a dedicated Student Support team to assist our international students with a smooth transition into their housing, classes and the other logistics that come with settling into a new country and culture.