How to apply

Learning how to apply to UBC is about more than completing the online application. We’ll help you prepare by choosing the right high school courses, guide you while you find the degree that’s right for you, and give you tips to write a compelling personal profile.


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Every year, UBC welcomes thousands of top first-year students from across Canada and around the world. You could be next! Find out what you need to do before completing your application.

Plan for UBC

It’s never too early to start thinking about university. If you already know which degrees you’re interested in applying to at UBC, you can choose your Grade 11 (junior year) and Grade 12 (senior year) courses accordingly.

Learn how to plan for UBC

For post-secondary transfer students

If you are a well-qualified student attending a post-secondary institution, we welcome your application to transfer to UBC. Read more about transfer eligibility, and find your requirements if you are a post-secondary student in Canada or a post-secondary student outside of Canada.

Learn how to transfer to UBC

Choose what to study

When you apply to UBC, you’ll have the opportunity to select a first and second choice of degree. The degree you choose now will determine your program options in your second or third year of study.

Knowing which degrees you’re interested in applying to will help you choose your Grade 11 (junior-year) and Grade 12 (senior-year) courses. Have a look at our worksheets (PDF download) to help you plan ahead.

How to choose a degree

Write your personal profile

The personal profile is an important part of your UBC application. It’s your chance to tell us about your life achievements and experiences to help us determine if you’re a good fit for UBC.

Get personal profile tips

Complete the application

Once you’ve chosen a degree and reviewed your admission requirements, it’s time to complete the application. If you have a disability that will impact your ability to meet the academic standards of your degree, you’ll have an opportunity to disclose it here.

Follow the steps to apply

Your application and disruptions outside of your control

We will be as flexible as possible to ensure that your application to UBC is not disadvantaged by disruptions caused by things outside of your control.

We want to reassure you that disruptions such as flooding, fires, earthquakes or wars will not negatively affect your application and UBC will assess and adjust our current processes as these things arise.