UBC Aboriginal Admission Policy
All applicants to UBC, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, are required to meet the university’s general admission and degree-specific requirements. As with all applicants, we will review your academic history (and depending on your degree and year level, we may also review your personal profile), to make an admission decision. Most Indigenous students are admitted based on meeting the requirements set out by their degree of choice.
If you are not initially admitted, we will take a second look at your application using the Aboriginal Admission Policy.
Note about the policy name: At UBC, we use the term “Indigenous” to refer inclusively to status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada, in accordance with the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The term “Aboriginal” was used in the names of some UBC policies or programs, and many of these are in the process of being updated to “Indigenous.”