International students, you can get in touch anytime with our UVSS Director of International Student Relations at internationalrep@uvss.ca

UVSS win: International student work study budget!

Following the previous major win in international student advocacy regarding international bursaries, UVic has now also committed to increase the International Work Study budget by $200,000 due to further review. The current UVSS Director of International Student Relations, Josh, is excited to confirm this news and to continue advocating for such international student supports.

International Work Study applications and questions regarding eligibility can be inquired about by emailing wstudy@uvic.ca.

UVSS win: International student bursaries!

Major win in international student advocacy! In response to the lobbying efforts, led by Sarina, UVSS Director for Outreach/Uni Relations and Dipayan, UVSS Director of International Student Relations, UVic has committed to increase the International Bursary by $200K. UVic is looking to further review and increase support for International work-study program! We will keep you updated as we get more information.

International Bursary applications can be inquired about by emailing finaid@uvic.ca.

International Student Fee Lobbying Effort

The UVSS has long been concerned with student affordability and tuition fees. Over the last 10 years, international tuition at UVic has increased by 151%.

On January 21st, UVSS Director of International Student Relations, Dipayan Nag, submitted a letter to UVic’s Board of Governors on behalf of more than 2,000 international undergraduate students regarding international student tuition fees asking the BoG to (1) freeze international tuition fees for the coming year, and (2) limit the annual tuition increase to 2% for international students for at least the next two years. The letter also includes testimonials from international students themselves.

If you have any questions or would like to join the effort, contact Dipayan at internationalrep@uvss.ca