Canadian high school students

UBC is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s best universities. Your journey to get here begins with meeting UBC’s general and degree-specific admission requirements.

As a UBC student, you will be part of a diverse community that is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. To be admitted to UBC, you must successfully meet the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as the degree-specific requirements that depend on which province you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.

Select a campus, your province or territory, and the degree you’re interested in to learn what requirements you should be working towards when you apply. Note, you must complete all requirements by June 30 before the September you will be starting at UBC.

Not sure how to plan your courses or how we evaluate applications? Review how to plan for UBC and learn about what we look for. 

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English language requirement

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.

General admission requirements

Degree-specific requirements

If you know what you want to study, select a degree below. Not sure? Get tips on choosing a degree.

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Deadlines for distributed learning courses

Distributed learning courses are online or distance learning courses offered by a distributed learning provider.

If you are currently attending a Canadian high school and you are taking distributed learning courses to meet your application degree requirements, please arrange for interim (50% complete) grades to be submitted to UBC by March 15. These courses must be complete by June 30.

For details on how to submit grades for all of your coursework, including distributed learning courses, visit our submit your documents page.

If you have already graduated from a Canadian high school before applying to UBC, you’ll find your deadlines for grade submission on our submit your documents page.

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