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University of Victoria LAW EXC
Victoria, Canada (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Sydney Law School
Program Description:


University of Victoria
Location: Victoria
Year Established: 1963
Student Population: 21,200
The University of Victoria (UVic) is a globally recognised research university with a “hands-on” approach to learning. It describes itself as Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation.
Academically, the University of Victoria is internationally recognised for its programs in Earth and Ocean Science, Fine and Performing Arts and Law, along with its focus on cooperative education. It’s the nation’s leading institution in Canada’s VENUS and NEPTUNE deep-water seafloor observatory projects.
Unique Characteristics
The University’s Faculty of Law is renowned for its collegial atmosphere, commitment to social justice and opportunities for hands-on learning. It is a unique law school that has built a reputation among law firms, governments and non-governmental organisations because of the high quality of its legal education. It is a supportive yet challenging environment.
Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. It used to be described as North America’s most English city, but that has faded in recent years as a younger demographic has given rise to bohemian cafes, bars and restaurants. Known for its pristine environment and outdoor life, Victoria has more cycle routes than any other Canadian city. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:


Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Term 1: September - December
Term 2: January - April

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The university uses letter grades from A+ through F, corresponding to a 9 point GPA

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
 orientation is held before the start of semester

Support Services 
International Student Services can provide assistance to exchange students

Information from the High Commission of Canada in Australia

Student Experiences

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