The following steps are for Canadian high school, international high school, Canadian post-secondary, and international post-secondary applicants. Mature students and visiting students have different application processes.
Each UBC campus has a distinct range of degree programs. When you complete your application, you’ll have the opportunity to select a first and second choice of degree. The degrees you choose can be in different faculties and on different campuses. You’ll be evaluated for your second choice only if you are not admitted to your first choice, or if you contact the Admissions Office to request that UBC evaluate your second choice.
Have you met UBC’s general admission requirements for Canadian students or international students? Have you met the requirements for your degree of interest? Can you demonstrate English language competency?
Create or log in to your UBC account to begin preparing your online application. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete the Personal Profile. It’s your chance to tell us what you are most proud of, what is most important to you, and what you have learned from your experiences inside and outside the classroom. We use this information to help identify students who will flourish at UBC and to determine who receives scholarships.
The online application for UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses opens in early September and closes on January 15 for Summer Session (May to August) and Winter Session (September to April). Applications will remain open for visiting, unclassified, and Access Studies applicants. Admissions decisions for most degrees are made in April or early May. You can check your application status anytime on the Student Service Centre.
If you want to live in a UBC residence, you must apply through UBC Student Housing. To be guaranteed housing in your first year, you must:
Finalize and submit your application, and pay the non-refundable fee, by January 15. Certain degrees may require additional fees. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
After you submit your application, you’ll receive an email outlining which required documents you need to send, and when you need to send them. Be sure to consult your faculty website to see if additional deadlines and fees apply.
UBC will share important dates and deadlines with you via email, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.
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