International high schools

Canada is internationally recognized as a country that delivers the highest standards of education, and UBC is no exception. As a UBC student, you will be part of a diverse community that is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. Every student who applies to UBC must meet general admission and degree-specific requirements.

The online application for UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses opens in early September and closes on January 15. The application deadline for Summer Session (May to August) is January 15. However, applications will remain open for Visiting, Unclassified, and Access Studies applicants. Admissions decisions for most degrees are made in April or early May.

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 follow an international program of study or a Canadian high school program, you’ll find the admissions requirements on the following pages: American curriculumBritish-patterned education, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, or Canadian high schools.


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