Canadian high schools

UBC is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s best universities. As a UBC student, you will be part of a community that is home to some of the brightest minds in the world and will build relationships that last a lifetime.

Admission to UBC requires successful completion of both general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as program-specific requirements that depend on where you’re applying from and what program(s) you’re applying to.

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

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If you’re completing an international program of study or a non-Canadian curriculum, you’ll find the admission requirements on the following pages: British-patterned educationFrench BaccalaureateInternational Baccalaureate, or international high schools.

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DISTRIBUTED LEARNING COURSES

If you’re taking or plan to take Distributed Learning courses (e.g., online courses, distance learning, or courses at another school) to meet your requirements, you must list these in the Academic Profile section of your UBC application, as courses you will complete this year. Do not provide an in-progress grade for them.

USED TO CALCULATE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADMISSION AVERAGE

  • You must complete it by February 1; and
  • The Distributed Learning school must submit your final grade in time for UBC to evaluate your application (you’ll receive instructions by email about how to submit your grades to UBC).

USED TO MEET PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

To use a Distributed Learning course to meet program-specific requirements:

  • You must complete it by June 30.