UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership

The UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia and Langara College that offers First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students a clear pathway to a UBC degree. Through the Partnership, you’ll gain access to scholarships and awards, personalized advisor and faculty guidance, and the academic and personal preparation required to successfully transition from Langara to life on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Step 1: Apply to Langara College

Be sure to self-identify as an Aboriginal person on your application. To attend Langara:

  • You must have successfully completed a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or equivalent.
  • You must be at least 19 years of age on the first day of your first semester.
  • You must have successfully completed an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program.

View Langara’s full admission requirements

Step 2: Enrol in the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership

(You can enrol at any point during your time at Langara, so long as it’s before you apply to UBC.)

Complete the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership registration form and indicate your UBC faculty or faculties of interest:

  • Applied Science
  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Forestry
  • Kinesiology
  • Land and Food Systems
  • Science

When you’re ready, submit your completed form to the Indigenous Gathering Space (Room A167) at Langara. If you are unable to drop off your form during business hours, please email aboriginal@langara.ca.

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When Laura started out at Langara College, she already had her sights set on law school. Now a UBC Centennial Leaders Entrance Award winner and fourth year Anthropology student on the Vancouver campus, she looks back at her journey from Langara to UBC through the Aboriginal Transfer Partnership.

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Step 3: Create a transition plan

Meet with Langara’s Aboriginal Liaison Counsellor to create a transition plan. Once you have a transition plan in place, request a statement of completion from Aboriginal Services to submit as part of your UBC application. To get started, please email aboriginal@langara.ca.

Step 4: Meet UBC’s admission requirements

As a Langara transfer student, you must meet UBC’s general admission requirements for transfer students from a Canadian college and your chosen faculty’s specific requirements on the Vancouver campus before applying to UBC. It takes two semesters of full-time study to earn 24 credits, so most students spend one or two years at Langara.

Scroll to find your faculty-specific requirements at UBC.

Step 5: Apply to UBC

Once you’ve completed your transition plan and met UBC’s general and faculty-specific admission requirements, your next step is to apply to UBC. You’ll need to request a statement of completion from Langara Aboriginal Services to submit as part of your application. If you have questions about your application or the admissions process, contact UBC advisor Chloe Erlendson at chloe.erlendson@ubc.ca.

Scholarships and awards

As a student in the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership, you’ll have access to the financial advising services, scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance available to all students at Langara and UBC. You’ll also have access to the following awards, which are available exclusively to students enrolled in the Partnership.

Aboriginal Transfer Award

If you are an Aboriginal student of Canada who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at UBC in the Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering), the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Forestry, the Faculty of Kinesiology, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Faculty of Science, or the UBC Sauder School of Business, there are awards ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500 available from UBC.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have transferred to UBC via the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership; and
  • Demonstrate academic achievement and community engagement.

All eligible candidates will be automatically considered.

Aboriginal Transfer Scholarship

If you are an Aboriginal student of Canada who is transferring from Langara to UBC to pursue an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering), the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Forestry, the Faculty of Kinesiology, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Faculty of Science, or the UBC Sauder School of Business, there are $2,500 entrance scholarships available from UBC.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Meet UBC’s admission requirements under the UBC-Langara Aboriginal Transfer Partnership;
  • Have a B+ average (3.33 on the Langara grade sale) or higher when you are admitted to UBC; and
  • Register in a minimum of 24 credits during your first Winter Session at UBC.

All eligible candidates will be automatically considered.

UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award

If you are an academically qualified student who would be unable to attend UBC without significant financial assistance, you could be eligible for a one-time or renewable award (up to $40,000 over four years) or a full-ride award for the full cost of your degree and living expenses (up to $80,000 over four years).