If you are offered admission to full-time study in the first year of a degree program, you may request a deferral for one year (or two years for mandatory military service).
To be eligible for a deferral, you must:
- Accept the offer of admission and pay your acceptance deposit
- Submit a Deferred Admission Request Form (see below) by July 15.
Note: we will continue to accept requests (beyond the July 15 deadline) for deferrals from international students who are having problems obtaining a Canadian study permit for their UBC studies. Please complete the form as soon as possible.
If your deferral request is granted, we will provide you with a new UBC student number and a new admission-confirmation letter early in the new year.
- Deferred Admission Request Form
- 121 KB PDF
- Download this form to submit an admission-deferral request.
Deferred admission is not possible if:
- You did not pay your acceptance deposit
- You were admitted to the second or upper years of a degree program
- You want to defer your admission to attend another post-secondary institution (except in cases where this is required as part of a Rotary Exchange Program)
- You have been admitted to a limited enrolment degree
Do I need to notify UBC Housing & Conferences?
- If you’re granted an admission deferral and have applied for residence, you should notify Student Housing & Hospitality Services directly.