Located in the heart of Toronto and federated with the University of Toronto, Victoria University offers students membership in a community distinguished by intellectual accomplishment and social commitment. International linkages, research institutes, conferences, unique first-year programs and generous scholarship programs, combined with opportunities to work and volunteer, make Victoria an enriching experience for students of all backgrounds.

The university consists of Emmanuel College, which offers graduate-level theology studies and is part of the Toronto School of Theology; and Victoria College, one of the seven undergraduate colleges in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto.

At the undergraduate level, Victoria College offers the following programs: Renaissance studies, Literature and Critical Theory, Education and Society, Creative Expression and Society, Science and Society,  and Material Culture.

Victoria offers Vic One, a distinctive program for first-year students that takes a multidisciplinary approach to learn in small seminars. The program focuses on seven areas of study: humanities, social sciences, arts, life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, education, and philosophy. Victoria undergraduates also have full access to courses and programs offered by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science.

Emmanuel College conducts research on topics related to religion, values and ethics, and it prepares students to go into communities and churches across the country. At Victoria College, where most research is carried out by the University of Toronto-appointed professors, first-year offerings focus on developing students’ research skills through small-class experiences. Together, the Victoria University library and the University of Toronto library system offer unparalleled resources to facilitate scholarship.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Victoria University (includes Emmanuel College) (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,590 – $12,090

Graduate tuition fees:
$7,030 – $10,440


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$32,550 – $46,820

Graduate tuition fees:
$20,530 – $28,320


First Year Programs and Courses:

Vic One provides you with an academically rigorous and rewarding opportunity to gain multidisciplinary perspective with other first-years, in small classes of twenty-five students.

Vic One Hundred seminars offer you the chance to experience a seminar-style, community environment in your first year of study.


Upper Year Programs and Courses:

Creative Expression and Society will allow you to develop creative expression and communication, and to analyze the relationship between the creative arts and society.

Education and Society will enable you to pursue an interest in education. It complements majors such as Psychology, Sociology, English etc., develops skills in teaching that help prepare you for many occupations, and provides a strong background for a teacher education degree.

Literature and Critical Theory will allow you to explore existing and generate new links between literature and historical, cultural, political, social, and psychological forces.

Material Culture will engage you in the study of objects. The program fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to artefacts from antiquity to the present, by studying objects in their socio-cultural, aesthetic, economic, and technological contexts.

Renaissance Studies will provide you with exposure to one of the most critical periods in European and world history.

Science and Society (co-sponsored with IHPST) will allow to you to study the complex, interdependent relationship between science, technology, and society.

Semiotics and Communication Studies will let you investigate the science of communication and sign systems, as well as the ways people understand phenomena and organize them mentally.

Vic offers InternshipIndependent Studies, and Capstone courses.

Combined Programs:

The Combined Degree Program in Education is a joint initiative between Victoria College, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and OISE. Students in the Education and Society Minor Program can apply for early conditional acceptance into OISE’s Master of Teaching Program.

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.