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Public Administration Diploma

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Applications are submitted externally through the UVic website.

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    11 courses
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6450 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UVic's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by the following dates:

Submission September entry January entry May entry
Application to UVic May 31 October 15 February 15
Supplemental application TBD TBD TBD
Additional documents July 15 November 15 April 1
English language proficiency July 15 November 15 April 1

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Application Fee: $76.25

1) Program Admission Requirements


1. completion of two years post-secondary education (or equivalent)

2. three years experience in the public sector; or considerable relevant public or non-profit sector work experience.

Note: Candidates without formal post-secondary qualifications but with demonstrated appropriate experience may be admitted as conditional students.

1. Resume
2. Cover letter outlining your interest in the Diploma

Admission Advice

1. Complete details on admission are available on the School of Public Administration website.


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)

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Canadian High School student


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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.


Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.