University of Victoria
Study at one of Canada’s top universities through Kaplan International’s exciting new partnership with the University of Victoria (UVic). Read on to learn about what you can study and what makes UVic such a fantastic place to earn your degree.
What makes UVic a top Canadian university?
As a public research university with a diverse student population of 22,000+ students, UVic is a forward-thinking institution built on a culture dedicated to a healthy planet, authenticity, inclusion and success. The University is uniquely located in Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, which sits at the southernmost point of Vancouver Island.
Featuring partnerships with some of the world’s top companies, UVic has built the largest co-operative-education (“co-op”) program in Western Canada — one big reason why it’s ranked #1 among Canadian comprehensive universities for preparing career-ready students (2022 THE Global University Employability Ranking).
With up to 16 months of employment and an average monthly salary of CAD$3,076, co-op students enjoy well-paid, full-time work experience that’s integrated directly into their degree program.
Many undergraduate and graduate majors are available at UVic, spanning an array of subjects. A comprehensive university, UVic offers programs across the sciences, humanities, arts, health and business, including high-ranking programs in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Psychology, among others.
Most of UVic’s bachelor’s degree programs require four years of study. Certain degrees — such as Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) — also require participation in the University’s co-op program, which can add an extra year.
All programs give students the option to get hands-on experience (such as co-op) as part of their degree. In fact, 94% of all UVic students graduate with some sort of experiential learning — at least one co-op or practicum.