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Music: Bachelor Degree

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications from current high school students must be submitted by the following dates:

Deadlines for all applicant categories can be found here.

Program Options

Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Introductory Note: To enter the Bachelor of Music Degree, you must qualify for admission to UVic and also meet the School of Music's entrance requirements.

Admission for BC High School graduates:


1. Completion of the following courses:

Grade 11 Courses

Grade 12 courses



Non-Academic (to satisfy the School of Music’s entrance requirements)

Admission Advice:

1. All applicants to UVic (regardless of country of origin or citizenship status) are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. You can choose one of several ways to demonstrate language proficiency.

You are not required to provide proof of language proficiency if you have studied full time for at least four years within Canada at the high school and/or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction has been in English.

2. The School of Music's audition can be completed in a one-day visit to the campus. Auditions are normally held in February for entry the following September.

3. The School of Music requires that all prospective students demonstrate ability in an accepted performance area (instrument or voice). For this purpose a personal audition is recommended; if an in-person audition is not possible, a recording may be submitted instead. However, it is strongly recommended that you attend one of the Spring audition dates whenever possible.

4.For details on the audition, click here.

5. If you have any other questions about audition or admission requirements, you can contact the School of Music directly.

6. Admission averages are calculated using all required Grade 12 courses for entry to a program. For more details on admission requirements for all applicant categories, see the UVic admissions site.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UVic's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student


You will want to visit:

Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Students who may not qualify under the regular categories of admission can learn more about UVIC's Other Applicant Categories.