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. To find out what UBC will look at when evaluating your courses and grades, visit the planning for 2019 admission to UBC webpage.

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

The requirements listed here have been updated for admission to UBC in 2019. To view the 2018 requirements, visit the 2017/18 Academic Calendar.

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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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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.


  • 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).


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

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