UVic Pathway Program



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This specialized first year of your undergraduate degree is the perfect option if you want to start your UVic degree but still need to meet UVic's English language requirement.

  • Choose from 2 streams: "Canadian Career" or "Science and Engineering"
  • 10.5 UVic credits (12 units = complete first year)
  • UVic instructors, curriculum and materials

Program description

This specialized first year program allows you to meet UVic’s English language requirement while completing first year degree courses in the Faculties of Social Sciences, Science or Engineering. You can look forward to a challenging, supported first year of university that will put you on the path to success in your UVic degree program.

After successful completion of the Pathway Program, you will have earned almost all of your required first-year academic credits. You will continue in the second year of your chosen degree program at UVic and continue with your UVic degree

Program features


  • September start date
  • Specialized first year undergraduate program
  • University of Victoria: #1 Canadian comprehensive university for preparing career-ready students (2019 Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking)
  • Choose from 2 streams: "Canadian Career" or "Science and Engineering"
  • Academic English classes
  • Seven (7) first-year university credit courses
  • 10.5 UVic credits (12 units = complete first year)
  • UVic instructors, curriculum and materials
  • Homestay or dormitory accommodation and meals


  • Smaller first-year classes
  • Specialized workshops
  • Specialized labs, tutorials and advising


  • Co-op program (paid internship)
  • Business Minor
  • Professional Writing Minor

The Pathway Program is delivered by the UVic English Language Centre (ELC at UVic) in collaboration with the faculties of Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.

Program completion

Upon successful completion of the winter and summer sessions, you will have completed 10.5 units of university-level course work. To qualify for continued academic study at UVic, you must pass UAP and Canadian Studies and maintain good academic standing.

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خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (1 عام )

رسوم التسجيــل
CAD$34,950.00 (US$ 25,930) سنوياً
Application fee $325, Homestay application fee (if applicable) $300, Primary health insurance for Term 1 ( $273
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متوقع سبتمبر 2023

مكان عقــد الدورة

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

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Academic requirements

To qualify for the Pathway Program, students must meet UVic’s academic requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. For specific international admission requirements, visit UVic's admissions.

English language proficiency requirement
There are several ways students can satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement, including:

  • CAEL 50 with no section less than 40
  • IELTS 5.5 with no section less than 5.0
  • TOEFL 71 with no section less than 15
  • Complete the UVic ELC's 410 level Intensive English (ELPI) Program
  • ELC English Proficiency Test: B1

International Students coming from a Canadian curriculum high school:
International students attending high school in a Canadian curriculum whose first language is not English may apply to the Pathway Program, if they completed Grade 12 English Studies (or its equivalent) with a grade of 50% or higher. In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR) and academic requirements stated above.

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