"My time here at Victoria College has been filled with laughter, camaraderie and above all, unforgettable memories. It has never felt hard to fit in here, and whenever I need support, I always find it easily. Every Vic official, from the Dean of Students to the Registrar, has been approachable, understanding, and willing to help as best they could. Vic truly looks after its students, whether that be from all the events the College plans, to the endless opportunities there are to showcase yourself and connect with others. Vic is a place that acknowledges and appreciates its students’ talents and hosts fantastic grant and bursary programs to ensure everyone is given a fair chance at post-secondary education. A place of learning for some, and a second home for many, Vic is a special community welcoming to all peoples… so come as you are!"
- Noah Rudder, UofT Victoria College, Class of 2025
A Community of Learning
We nurture a close-knit learning community from the very beginning of your academic career. Whether it is through our Vic One program, Vic One Hundred or the first-year foundation courses offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science, every first-year Victoria College student is required to enroll in a seminar course.
You will be part of a rich student life. At Vic, the excitement and creativity extend beyond the classroom. We have our own student government, student newspaper, athletics association, drama society and a wide array of clubs. Whether you live in residence or commute to and from school, you’ll find your place in one of Vic's co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
"The Vic One, Stowe-Gullen Stream, offered me direct instruction in concepts of scientific methodology and statistics, and took great effort to ensure that students understood and critically appraised scientific literature. It allowed me to explore a topic of current scientific research in great detail with the assistance of a personal faculty mentor. This course, beyond any other in my first year (and perhaps in my entire undergraduate training), introduced the world of research and undergirded the framework from which I would view science." –Imindu Liyanage Victoria College, Class of 2017
Help and Support
There are many services and support systems in place to ensure that you have a supportive learning environment, which include academic and financial advising, career advising and programming, a personal counsellor and an accessibility advisor. Our learning support services include learning strategists, a writing centre and tutorial services in chemistry, math and physics, as well as all the resources offered through the University of Toronto.
We also provide a range of financial support, with more than 100 admission scholarships, awards for students who have excelled academically, or distinguished themselves in other areas, and bursaries for students who have financial need.
"Scholarships from Vic allowed me to pursue opportunities abroad that significantly supplemented my in-class studies. These opportunities were immensely motivating and important to my self-development as a researcher, and gave me the satisfaction to see a few raised eyebrows in the Cambridge Research Fellowship panel when they reviewed my application." –Daniel Storisteanu, Victoria College, Class of 2011
Daniel is the winner of a Gate-Cambridge Scholarship and is a Junior Research Fellow at Darwin College Cambridge. He was named to Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 list for his founding of SimPrints Technology.
Find Your Place in the World
We offer extensive support and programming for students to be career-ready after graduation. Whether you decide to pursue graduate or professional school, or go into the workforce, dedicated staff help you navigate your career goals through the Vic Ready program, career advisors, and our very own Student Research Opportunities Office.
In addition to the many co-curricular experiences offered at Vic and UofT, we encourage opportunities that will prepare you to become responsive and responsible global citizens who can navigate cultures and bring about change within and across borders. You will find opportunities for accredited study abroad, funding for research-related travel, and numerous intercultural experiences on campus.
"Conducting research abroad reinforced many of the passions that originally attracted me to Peace and Conflict Studies by emphasizing the human aspect of important international issues." –Sima Atri, Victoria College, class of 2012
Sima Atri graduated from Harvard Law School and is a social justice lawyer in Toronto, Canada.