University of Victoria (UVic) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
university logo

University of Victoria (UVic)

Location

UVic Main Campus, Victoria Canada

Ranking

# 349QS World University Rankings

PGicon

93Undergraduate programs

PGicon

107Postgraduate programs

Scholarship

AvailableScholarship

About University of Victoria (UVic)

The University of Victoria is one of Canada's top research universities. It's renowned for research impact and dynamic learning opportunities. UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on the edge of Canada's spectacular west coast - a gateway to the Pacific Rim.

It is consistently ranked North America's top university for published research based on international collaboration. It's also home to the world-leading Ocean Networks Canada, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, and the world's only joint Indigenous law program.

Strong partnerships connect UVic to communities at home and around the world. It's frequently honoured for its comprehensive academic programming. It is also known as Canada's best comprehensive university for preparing students for the global workplace. 

UVic is committed to global connections. Its faculty, staff and students partner with over 300 institutions in 70 countries.

About University of Victoria (UVic)

The University of Victoria is one of Canada's top research universities. It's renowned for research impact and dynamic learning opportunities. UVic is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on the edge of Canada's spectacular west coast - a gateway to the Pacific Rim.

It is consistently ranked North America's top university for published research based on international collaboration. It's also home to the world-leading Ocean Networks Canada, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, and the world's only joint Indigenous law program.

Strong partnerships connect UVic to communities at home and around the world. It's frequently honoured for its comprehensive academic programming. It is also known as Canada's best comprehensive university for preparing students for the global workplace. 

UVic is committed to global connections. Its faculty, staff and students partner with over 300 institutions in 70 countries.

Available programs

The University of Victoria offers over 80 programs across eight faculties:

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Education

Engineering

Fine Arts

Human and Social Development

Humanities

Science

Social Sciences

English

::type_cta_button:: View Details

French

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Geography (BA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Geography (BSc)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Germanic Studies

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Hispanic Studies

::type_cta_button:: View Details

History

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Linguistics (BA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Linguistics (BSc)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Medieval Studies

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Music (BMus)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Philosophy

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Theatre (BA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Theatre (BFA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Writing (BA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Writing (BFA)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

The University of Victoria’s Faculty of Graduate Studies is home to over 3500 students studying in over 160 graduate programs. 

Our research strengths include:

•      Culture and creativity

•      Data science and cyber physical systems

•      Environment, climate and energy

•      Global studies and social justice

•      Health and life sciences

•      Indigenous research

•      Ocean science and technology

•      Physical sciences and engineering, mathematics and computer science

English (Taught)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

French (Taught)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

History (Taught)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

Law (Taught)

::type_cta_button:: View Details

University information

Bachelor

1270+
6+
90+

Master

620+
3+
6+
90+
17,134
81%
19%
3,328
62%
38%
850
61%
39%

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
opportunities

Where to look for scholarship opportunities

how_to

How to apply to scholarships relevant to you

list

A list of available scholarships around the world

checklist

A scholarship application checklist

banner
download_icon Download Scholarship Guide

Rankings & ratings

University of Victoria (UVic) is one of the top public universities in Victoria, Canada. It is ranked #349 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #299
  • 2014
    #=321
  • 2015
    #=290
  • 2016
    #=319
  • 2017
    #=325
  • 2018
    #=346
  • 2019
    #=359
  • 2020
    #364
  • 2021
    #370
  • 2022
    #=334
  • 2023
    #=359
  • 2024
    #322
  • 2025
    #349

Campus locations

Similar Universities

location Toronto, Canada
Ranking

# =362

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

210

Available
programs
View Details
location Montreal, Canada
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

11

Available
programs
View Details
location Montreal, Canada
Ranking

# =159

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

312

Available
programs
View Details
location Edmonton,, Canada
Ranking

# 96

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

251

Available
programs
View Details
location Waterloo, Canada
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

2

Available
programs
View Details
location Abbotsford, Canada
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

56

Available
programs
View Details
location Montreal, Canada
Ranking

# 415

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

200

Available
programs
View Details
location Halifax, Canada
Ranking

# =275

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

238

Available
programs
View Details
location Philadelphia, United States
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

35

Available
programs
View Details
location Bath, United Kingdom
Ranking

# -

QS World University
Rankings
PGicon

32

Available
programs
View Details
University of Victoria (UVic) basic Public Very High 20 yes 3328 L 651