Welcome to the International Office
The International Office strives to enhance student mobility, to advocate internationalization of the curriculum, to improve international presence and capacity on campus and to promote international events and activities. Our office supports UVic staff, students and faculty in realizing their goals internationally. The International Office team is committed to advocating internationalization and world-mindedness across UVic.
The University of Victoria Students’ Society includes over 200 registered clubs, focusing on everything from technology to tango fusion dance; over 35 have an international focus. There are clubs for cultural education and celebration, including the African Eloquent Club which works with African youth in Victoria to build self-esteem, confidence, eloquence and public speaking skills. Other clubs focus on providing international service, such as Nursing Students without Borders and the Global Dental, Medical, and Public Health Brigades. During the fall 2012 semester, exchange students who were members of Exchange for Change raised over $1200 for the Victoria Dandelion Society and collected bedding for Victoria’s homeless community. Clubs and Course Union days are held each year in September and January, but clubs also welcome new members throughout the year. All UVSS clubs are open to all interested students. For more information on any UVSS club, contact the UVSS Director of Student Affairs. The following is just a sampling of some of the international clubs at UVic.
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International Conference on Quality in Higher Education (ICQH) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends in quality in higher education is presented and discussed in a friendly environment. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer theoretical contributions of research results. The conference will be held December 12-14 2013 in Sakarya, Turkey. The abstract deadline is December 1, 2013.
The opening and closing dates of the Fulbright Canada competition have been announced for those wishing to study during the 2014-15 academic year. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students as well as Scholars and senior professionals.
International Science, Technology & Engineering Conference (ISTEC) aims to provide a multinational platform where the latest trends science and technology can be presented and discussed in a friendly environment with the aim to learn from each other. Prospective presenters are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, posters/demonstrations and video presentations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Abstract deadline is July 1, 2013.
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of Victoria have agreed to support outstanding Chinese students to undertake PhD studies at UVic. The CSC and UVic intend to promote academic cooperation through student placements and research collaboration.
CSC will provide scholarships to cover up to 20 students' travel (one-time; round-trip) and living costs, and UVic will cover students’ full tuition fees. Priorities will be given to engineering, law and science students for the 36-48 month study.
For information about the CSC Postgraduate Fellowship Program; please visit UVic Graduate Studies' website.
For more information about the China Scholarship Council visit the CSC website.
To integrate and enhance international activities across academic programs, research and development.
To implement an internationalization plan that serves to focus international activities and integrate them within the academic fabric of the institution;
To advocate increased international content in the curriculum and promote knowledge of and sensitivity towards foreign cultures and their political, social and national environments;
To effectively use language departments, the English Language Centre and The Writing Centre in the provision of language acquisition courses and services to support the expansion of international activities abroad and the success of international students on campus;
To continue to develop international study opportunities with the goal of offering every interested student the opportunity to gain a portion of their education in another country;
To promote the development of appropriate support services for our undergraduate and graduate students participating in international activities, as well as for international students who come to UVic.
The OIA Handbook is a comprehensive resource for University of Victoria faculty, staff, and students, and serves as a guide to all things international at UVic. In the handbook, you will find resources that focus on internationalizing the UVic experience. The handbook is divided into three sections:
Section One: Overview
This section provides an overview of internationalization supports at local and national levels. This includes supports operated through UVic administrative units; student services; program units; and research programs, affiliations, and centres. Also included in this section is information on supports offered through Government of Canada and national organizations.
OIA Handbook Section One [pdf]
Section Two: Resources for domestic and international students
This section provides information for both international students coming to UVic and UVic students who choose to go abroad as part of their study program. Some of the resources here include international terminology, university and government information, employment, funding, travel logistics and other international opportunities for both incoming and outgoing students.
OIA Handbook Section Two [pdf]
Section Three: Resources for faculty and staff
The final section of the handbook offers an array of information to support UVic faculty and staff in their international educational inputs. This includes resources for developing partnerships, research and teaching abroad, visiting researchers and scholars, international field schools, and curriculum development.
OIA Handbook Section Three [pdf]
- Physical and Earth Sciences
- Biology, Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Computing and Information Technology
- Renewable Energies
- Minerals Technology
- Nanotechnology and New Materials
- Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters
- Marine Sciences
- Creative Industry (software, computer games, film, photography, music, theatre)
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- Academic Calendar
- The official guide to all programs, services and regulations.
- Faculty of Law Calendar
- A comprehensive look at what UVic Law. PDF format.
- Continuing Studies Calendar
- A calendar of adult courses, lectures and workshops. PDF format.
- Distance Education and Immersion Course Guides
- Links to descriptions of UVic's distance online programs.
- University Vocabulary
- General terminology used at University of Victoria.
- Registration and Timetable Glossary
- Specific terminology used in the UVic timetable.
- Terms Used in the Calendar
- Specific terminology used in the UVic calendar.