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. Your first step toward admission is successfully completing the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as 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 find the requirements you’ll need to meet before you apply.

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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

If you are or will be taking distributed learning courses (online courses, distance learning, or courses at another school) to meet requirements, you’ll need to know these deadlines:

  • To use grades in your academic assessment, complete courses by February 1.
  • Your school must submit your grades in time for UBC to evaluate your application.
  • To use grades to meet degree-specific requirements, complete courses by June 30.

If you have already graduated from high school and are upgrading courses, complete all courses and submit your final, official transcript by March 15.

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