International high school students

UBC is one of the world’s top 40 universities, with North America’s most international campus community. 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 country you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.

Select a campus, your country, and the degree you’re interested in to learn what requirements you should be working towards when you apply.

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

Finding your location

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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