If you’re an international student who is already attending high school in Canada on a study permit, this permit does not allow you to study at the university level. You will need to obtain a post-secondary study permit before starting your first term at UBC.
How do I apply?
If you’re in Canada and your existing permit is still valid, you can apply for an extension/change of conditions. If you’re outside Canada, you must apply for a new study permit.
- Online: If you meet certain conditions, you may be able to apply for your permit online.
- By mail: If you are unable to apply online, you must complete a paper application. Visit the Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada as a Student page for more information.
When do I apply?
You should apply for a post-secondary study permit as soon as you’re admitted to UBC.
What if I still have questions?
If you still have questions about your study permit requirements, read through our International Student Guide.