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The award-winning UVic English Language Centre (ELC) is home to a multicultural community of students pursuing their language-learning goals, through on-campus or online studies. The ELC has been delivering English programs at UVic since 1970 and is a renowned leader in international education.

As part of our commitment to student support and success, ELC program staff coordinate every aspect of the study experience so our learners can focus on classes, enjoy activities, and deepen their cultural competencies as global citizens.

University of Victoria, English Language Centre

3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria BC V8P 5C2




Online Programs (English), Academic English/University Preparatory English, Business English, General English, Group Programs (English), Other Programs (English), Summer or Winter Activity or Camp Programs (English), Corporate/Government language training (English), English for Specific Purpose (Medical/Legal/Technical etc.), Official Language Programs (Explore Destination CLIC) (English)

University Admission Preparation (UAP)

This advanced academic English program is for learners who meet all UVic’s admission requirements except for English proficiency.  Many UAP learners qualify for conditional admission, with a passing UAP grade satisfying the English requirement for entry to their UVic undergraduate degree.

UVic Pathway Program

This is a specialized first-year program that combines undergraduate credit courses with advanced English classes, including University Admission Preparation. Learners who successfully complete this program will have earned 10.5 of the 12 required first-year academic credits and will then continue in the second year of their chosen UVic degree.

Homestay, On-campus (residence)

Student Inquiries

Kyla Jardin
Division International Recruitment