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, 2023.

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 disruptions due to circumstances beyond your control. If you have been affected by such interruptions, please contact us and provide us 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, 2023.

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

 

 

The UBC online application closes in two days

The UBC online application closes in two days

This is the final stretch! You’ve got two 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. PT.

 

Need some tips?

If you’re still finishing things up, you can 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, 2023.

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 2023, 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.

 

 

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. Here are some ways to connect with us directly.

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.

Talk with us in person or on the phone

You can visit us at one of our Welcome Centres or give us a call during office hours and a UBC representative can answer your questions.

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 2023 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.

 

 

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Our offices at both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver will be closed on December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023 for the winter break. We will reopen on January 3, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. PT. If we don’t get to your inquiry before we go, please look for a reply after we return on January 3.

 

Holiday hours

UBC Vancouver

December 24 to January 2: Closed

Please see the Enrolment Services Advisors website for more information.

UBC Okanagan

December 24 to January 2: Closed

Please see our campus Contact Us page for more information.

 

We look forward to connecting with you about your application questions in the new year!

 

 

Don’t miss the Presidential Scholars Award deadline

Don’t miss the Presidential Scholars Award deadline

Don’t be late for this incredible opportunity!

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award must complete their UBC application for admission by December 1, 2022 (11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time). That’s less than three weeks’ time.

Writing your online application and preparing your personal profile is not something you’ll want to rush, so make sure you’ve left enough time to complete both parts.

 

What are Presidential Scholars Awards?

Presidential Scholars Awards are one-time awards of approximately $5,000, or renewable awards of up to $80,000 which are paid over four years. The Awards are offered to Canadian high school students (including Quebec CEGEP students) who excel academically as well as demonstrate leadership achievements in the arts, community, athletics, or their school.

 

How do you apply?

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, and you are applying to UBC from high school or CEGEP, you can select to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Award during the UBC online application. You must complete your application for admission by December 1, 2022 (11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time).

The scholarships will be awarded based on the academic profile (your grades), personal profile, and “scholarship short answer” sections of your application.

 

Not interested in a Presidential Scholars Award?

If you don’t want to be considered for a Presidential Scholars Awards, you can opt to not be considered on the application, and you’ll have until January 15, 2023 to apply to UBC. Don’t let that deadline stop you from applying earlier, though – with your application out of the way, you can truly relax over the winter break.

Start now by checking out our online application tips.

 

 

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.