Victoria College


Victoria College (Vic) is an academic environment where students and professors are committed to building a community that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity and is energized by challenge. It is both intimate and expansive, delivering a small-school experience within the larger network of opportunity offered by the University of Toronto.

Vic fosters this small school experience by ensuring that all first year students enrol in a small class; students can take a Vic One Hundred seminar or another thought-provoking first-year seminar course, or be part of the renowned Vic One Program.

Vic guarantees all newly admitted first year Vic students a place in one of our residences. There are four residence buildings to choose from, with styles ranging from traditional dorms to apartment style suites.

Vic sponsors a number of interdisciplinary programs: Creative Expression and Society; Education and Society; Literature and Critical Theory; Material Culture; Renaissance Studies; Science and Society; and Semiotics and Communication Studies.



SIZE: 3,300 students



Distinguished Alumni

  • Margaret Atwood, author
  • Arthur Schawlow, Nobel Laureate
  • Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada


Scholarships and Awards

  • Over 120 admission scholarships with values ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Awards are based on merit; some take extracurricular involvement and financial need into consideration.
  • Vari Scholarship up to $50,000 ($10,000/year for 4 years of undergraduate study and $5,000/year of a 2-year program leading to the Ontario Teacher's Certificate of Qualification) for students with Ontario residency and financial need who intend to enter the teaching profession. An application is required.
  • Guaranteed in-course scholarships of $1,000 for students who maintain an A average in their first, second and third year at Vic.
  • Participation awards for students who are actively involved in campus life, as well as special awards for best musical composition, book collection and writing outside of a course.
  • Generous bursaries for students who have demonstrated financial need.
  • Bursaries of up to $2,000 for students to participate in a U of T study abroad program.


Contact Information

Tel: (416) 585-4508
Victoria College Website