Submit your UBC housing application by May 1

Submit your UBC housing application by May 1

Living on campus is more than just a practical option for housing – it’s one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the UBC student experience. If you want to live in residence at UBC, you must apply by May 1, 2022.

If you are considering a degree on both campuses, you must complete a separate residence application for each campus.

 

Am I guaranteed a spot?

Your place in residence is guaranteed if:

  • You are a first-year student entering UBC directly from high school or CEGEP.
  • You submit your residence application for eight-month housing (Winter Session) by the May 1 deadline.
  • You accept UBC’s offer of admission by the date indicated in your offer letter, or June 1 (whichever comes first).

If you have questions about priority access, residence guarantees, or housing beyond first year, visit the UBC Student Housing website.

 

What’s residence like?

No matter which residence you’re assigned to, you’ll be part of a supportive environment that’s designed to help you adjust to university life, enjoy your time as a student, and make lifelong friends. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the new All You Care To Eat meal plan on our Okanagan campus, and the excellent first-year residence meal plan on our Vancouver campus.

 

Move-in day on UBC’s Okanagan campus

Move-in day on UBC’s Vancouver campus

 

What if residence isn’t for me?

If you’re not planning to live in residence, you can build your own home away from home at the UBC Collegia on our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. These welcoming on-campus spaces are great spots to relax between classes, heat up your lunch, and connect with new friends.

 

Residence and COVID-19

Along with UBC, Student Housing has implemented plans to provide the best possible accommodation for our residents given COVID-19 challenges. Health and safety remains our first priority and we continue to work closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and with other post-secondary institutions within BC to ensure our plans are aligned with health and safety guidelines. You can follow along with Student Housing’s most up-to-date information.

 

 

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Maritimes: UBC document upload deadline is March 15

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Maritimes: UBC document upload deadline is March 15

Have you uploaded your documents to the Student Service Centre yet? Document upload will be closing on Monday, March 15, 2022, so be sure to get your documents in as soon as you have them.

Check out our tips on uploading your documents.

If you are an International Baccalaureate student in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or the Maritimes, we will receive your anticipated IB results directly from your IB coordinators, so you do not need to upload documents to complete your application.

Have questions? Email us at admissions.inquiry@ubc.ca with the subject line “document upload,” and remember to include your full name and UBC student number so we can assist you.

 

 

International applicants: Submit your supporting documents

International applicants: Submit your supporting documents

Transcript and/or grade information

As part of UBC’s admission process, you’re required to submit documents that support your application, such as your transcript and/or grade information. Take a look at your email or check your UBC Student Service Centre portal to find out what documents you need to send to us, and what format it must be received in. If you’re an international applicant, the deadline to submit your supporting documents is March 15, 2022.

Learn how to submit your supporting documents.

 

If you are delayed in receiving your documents

UBC will be as flexible as possible to ensure that your application is not disadvantaged by COVID-19 or related disruptions. We understand that your school may be delayed in issuing your documents due to circumstances beyond your control. If you have been affected by these interruptions, please provide us with your required documents as soon as you are able.

 

English language competency

All prospective students are required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted. Check the status of your application on the Student Service Centre to see whether you need to submit evidence of your English language proficiency. The deadline for meeting the English language requirements and submitting the related documents is February 15, 2022.

Find out how to meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard.

 

 

The UBC online application closes in four days

The UBC online application closes in four days

This is the final stretch! You’ve got four more days until the UBC application closes, so put the finishing touches on your personal profile and make sure to submit before the deadline. As a final reminder, you must submit your application and pay the fee by January 15 at 11:59 p.m. January 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT (deadline extended).

 

Need some tips?

If you’re still finishing things up, why not review our top online application tips or check out the video below.

 

 

If you have already applied

If you’ve already submitted your UBC application, then you’re ahead of the game and you should keep an eye on the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status for any updates or to find out if UBC still needs any documents from you.

Please keep in mind that it may take two to three weeks for documents that you’ve submitted to be uploaded to your application, so don’t worry if you’ve sent in a transcript and you don’t see it in the Student Service Centre yet.

 

If you have questions

The answers to general questions – like personal profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section. Please contact us using our online form or social media if you need to get in touch.

 

 

Reminder: When to upload your documents

Reminder: When to upload your documents

If you don’t have your documents ready to upload at the time that you apply to UBC, don’t worry – you’re not required to yet.

The deadline to complete UBC’s online application is January 15, 2022.

Your supporting documents do not need to be uploaded until after you’ve submitted your application. The deadline to upload those documents will differ depending on whether you’re a Canadian or international student, what province you’re studying in, whether you’re a transfer student, and the curriculum you’re learning.

Most of those deadlines will fall in March 2022, but you should find out your exact date and requirements well ahead of time. After you’ve applied, UBC will send you an email that outlines which documents you are required to submit, and when you’re required to submit them.

For more tips on when and how to upload your documents, keep checking the UBC Admissions Blog.

 

 

Application deadline extension

Application deadline extension

Planning to apply to UBC this week?

Because this year’s application deadline falls on a Saturday (January 15), UBC has extended the date to make sure we’re available to answer all your last-minute questions.

You now have until Monday, January 17 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to submit your application.

 

Online resources

If you need any help with your application, read and watch the resources below, or contact us.

 

Contact us with your application questions

Contact us with your application questions

If you have a question about your application or the application process, don’t put it off until the last minute – the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help.

Our in-person and phone services are temporarily on hold in light of COVID-19, and we may offer reduced hours in the coming weeks. Instead, you can connect with us directly online.

 

Get in touch using our online form

No matter where you are or which campus you’re applying to, you can ask UBC a question using this form.

 

Connect with us on social media

You can also get answers to your admissions-related questions on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. We have UBC advisors and current students answering questions in real time, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

 

Don’t forget: the deadline for applying to UBC is January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

 

 

UBC application deadline is near

UBC application deadline is near

Deadlines: post-secondary life is going to be full of them, so it’s important not to miss the first – and arguably the most important. If you’re planning on applying to UBC for the September 2022 academic year, this is a friendly reminder that you have less than two weeks left to complete your online application.

 

If you’re still working on your application

If you’re still finishing things up, please remember that you need to submit your application and pay your application fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

 

If you have already applied

If you’ve already submitted your UBC application, then you’re ahead of the game and you should keep an eye on the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status for any updates, or to find out if UBC still needs any documents from you.

Please keep in mind that it may take two to three weeks for documents that you’ve submitted to be attached to your application, so don’t worry if you’ve sent or uploaded your transcript and you don’t see it in the Student Service Centre yet. If you are worried that your documents haven’t been received, please contact us.

 

If you have questions

The answers to general questions – like personal profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section.

If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, we’re happy to provide timely answers before the application deadline. Please contact us by phone, by email, visit us in person, or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.