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Victoria, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1963Established Year

Master of Science [M.Sc] (Psychology)

 2 years
 full time
 co op & on campus

Field of Study

$ 3,730 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Masters in Psychology at the University of Victoria is offered as a 24-month program.
  • The University of Victoria also ranked 2nd in Maclean’s top Canadian Comprehensive Universities 2019.
  • With more than 50 labs and a community-based Psychology Clinic, students will find a home for their ideas and their questions.
  • University provides financial assistance assessed automatically for each applicant.
  • Its Co-op option offers paid employment experience in government and industry.
  • Department includes 23 regular faculty members including three Canada Research Chairs.
  • Department has over 100 graduate students and the Male to female ratio is 47:53.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS(6.5) or TOEFL(90 IBT) and GRE(317) to get admission in this program.
  • Students have to pay 3,730 USD fees per year for this program.
  • Students can apply for scholarship programs initiated by the Government of Canada up to 40,664 USD per year
  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Study Permit before entering Canada.
  • The cost of the Study Permit is 112 USD for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Studying and living in Canada may cost up to 28,500-29,250 USD per year for an international student.
  • The students can work up to 20 hours per week off-campus or on-campus during regular breaks.
  • Students may have job opportunities as a Health Psychologist, Counselor, etc with an average salary of 41,772 USD per year.
  • Their five training areas at the MSc levels are:
    • Cognition and brain science (including an accelerated option)
    • Lifespan health and development
    • Social psychology
    • Clinical psychology (specializing in lifespan development or neuropsychology)
    • Individualized programs

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 7,856 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,MELAB
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • A 4-years Bachelor's degree.
  • Overall average of 3.00/4.33 which is equal to 7/10 CGPA or 70%.

Application Deadline

Feb 15

Scores Required

90 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$3730$3730
Health insurance$198$198
Total fees$3928$3928

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food$ 8,275
Transportation$ 121


Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #126/ 401

Psychology [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Young Professionals Program Variable Yes 31 Jul, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Study Permit before entering Canada.
  • A study permit is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • They must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Study Permit.
  • A study permit is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The cost of the Study Permit is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1500 USD
    • Be registered at University of Victoria as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2250 USD 
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4500 USD

Career and Placement after Course

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Teaching and Research
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Agency/Community Counseling
  • Educational Psychology

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