If you’re an international student attending high school in Canada (not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada), you may not study at UBC until you receive a post-secondary study permit. You need to apply for a new (post-secondary) study permit in order to change conditions of your current secondary school permit.
When can I apply?
You may do this from within Canada while your secondary study permit is still valid. You should apply to change conditions and receive your post-secondary study permit as soon as you are admitted to UBC.
How do I apply?
- Online: You may be able to apply for your permit online, if you meet certain conditions.
- By mail: If you cannot apply online, you must complete a paper application. Visit the Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada as a Student page for more information.