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 degree-specific requirements that depend on where you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to. Find out how UBC evaluates your application.

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.

Your general admission and degree-specific requirements

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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 are taking or plan to take distributed learning courses (e.g., online courses, distance learning, or courses at another school) to meet your requirements, please review the appropriate completion deadlines below.

For use in your academic assessment

For distributed learning courses to be used in your academic assessment:

  • You must complete the courses by February 1.
  • Your school must submit your final grades in time for UBC to evaluate your application.

For use in meeting your degree-specific requirements

To use distributed learning courses to meet your degree-specific requirements:

  • You must complete the courses by June 30.
  • If you have already graduated from high school and are upgrading courses, you must complete all courses and submit a final, official transcript to UBC by March 15.