International Baccalaureate students

UBC and the International Baccalaureate Organization share a common vision – we believe global perspectives are key to education. No wonder so many IB graduates succeed here.

When determining who receives an offer of admission, we look at more than just grades. Find out how you can plan for UBC and what we look for when evaluating your application.

Understanding UBC’s admission requirements is an important first step. Select a campus and the degree you’re interested in to find the general and degree-specific requirements you’ll need to meet before you apply. Please clear your browser cache and refresh this page before starting.

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. 

Choose a campus

Vancouver campus

English language requirement

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.

For each degree, there is a list of subject categories that are particularly relevant. Consider taking courses in these areas in your junior and senior year.

Your country’s grading scale


IB certificate courses

To be eligible for admission to UBC, you must successfully complete an academic high school curriculum, including both general admission and degree-specific requirements. IB certificate courses (both Standard and Higher Level) can be used for admission in conjunction with another high school curriculum.

Initial admission decisions are based on interim grades as reported by your high school. Once your final IB results are available, we will use them to confirm your admission decision and any first-year credit you may be eligible for.

First-year credit

UBC recognizes the IB enriched secondary school program. To be assessed for first-year credit(s), you must contact the IBO and have your official results submitted to UBC electronically (UBC’s institution code is 000087).

See how first-year university credit is granted for IB courses.

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