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University of Victoria – Attraction For Nature Lovers

The University of Victoria (UVic) is the oldest university in British Columbia. In 1963, UVic became a public university in BC with funding from the provincial government. UVic has become Canada’s top comprehensive university for over half a century. Their employment rate is acknowledged and ranked second for comprehensive Canadian universities in 2001. Science Watch also ranked fifth globally for the ocean, climate, and clean energy technologies.

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UVic is located in Victoria, the southernmost city of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, Canada. Victoria has been rated as one of the “Top Ten Most Livable Cities in the World” by many famous travel magazines. Victoria is a perfect place to visit for nature lovers because it had the mildest weather and a captivating landscape. The average temperature in winter is 4°C to 5°C. There are ranges of flowers and trees blooming all year round, which gives the name of the garden city to Victoria.

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In addition, the campus is accessible with developed transportation planning. It is only a 15-minute walk to the beach park to the East and a 15-minutes drive to the harbor and downtown to the Southwest. As the transportation fee is included in their tuition fees, students can use their compass card to use public transportation for free. They can also enjoy the sports facilities on campus for free. These facilities cover a swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court, soccer field, and ice-skating rink.

The University of Victoria has the largest library on Vancouver Island, the McPherson Library, and the second-largest research library in BC. The design of the library makes studying a pleasure for students. While it has great lighting, it also has a corner with a variety of fiction books for students to take a break from their packed schedule.

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What Majors are Offered at University of Victoria?

Business

  • International Business
  • Business Management
  • Service Industry Management
  • Management

Engineering

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Visual Arts

  • Art History
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Film Studies

Education

  • Health and Society
  • Indigenous Language
  • Recreation and Health Education
  • Elementary Curriculum in Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies in Latin America

Science

  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Terrestrial and Oceanography
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Psychology

Human and Social Development

  • Adolescent Care
  • Health Information Science
  • Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health and Social Policy
  • Social Worker

Social Science

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Social and Linguistic

  • English
  • French
  • German and Russian Studies,
  • Greek and Roman Studies
  • Spanish and Italian Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Pacific and Asian Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Women’s Studies
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Why Co-op? Is It Useful for International Students?

The University of Victoria is one of the Canadian universities that offer abundant paid-internship opportunities. The Co-op program aims to let students have some hands-on experience in their field before graduation. As there are many companies that value experiences over academic qualifications, believing that social skills are a crucial quality in employees. According to statistics, students who have participated in this program have a 92% chance of finding their desired job after graduation.

Benefits

  • The school has world-class teaching facilities, and many courses, especially business, law, economics, art, engineering, health and child care, have a high reputation in North America and the world.
  • QS World University Rankings highly recognize the strength of Victoria University in the following majors: English Language and Literature, Earth and Ocean Science, Geography, Law, Physics, Astronomy and Psychology

Application Requirement for International Students

  • Undergraduate direct recording requires IELTS 6.5 (single item no lower than 6.0)

Academic Requirements

  • China: High school graduation, three-year high school transcript (GPA85%), Gaokao scores or SAT/ACT scores. (*Science and engineering have math, physics, chemistry course requirements)
  • BC: High school graduation and academic admission requirements for relevant majors

If the language score does not meet the language requirements for direct recording, students can apply for ELC UVic, the bridge course of the school’s official language center.

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