How to Apply to University of British Columbia

By The University of British Columbia - Vancouver Modified on November 09, 2017

Learn more about applying to UBC! Step-by-step guide.

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The following steps are for Canadian high school, international high school, Canadian post-secondary, and international post-secondary applicants. Mature students and visiting students have different application processes.

1. CHOOSE YOUR DEGREE AND CAMPUS
Each UBC campus has a distinct range of degree programs. In your application, you will have the opportunity to select a first and second choice. The degrees you choose can be in different faculties and on different campuses. You will be evaluated for your second choice only if you are not admitted to your first choice, or if you contact the Admissions Office requesting that UBC evaluate your second choice.

2. MAKE SURE YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
Have you met the English language requirement? Have you met UBC’s general admission requirements (for Canadian students and for international students)? Have you met the requirements for your degree of interest? Have you prepared for UBC’s online application?

3. BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION
Log in to your UBC account to begin preparing your application, including your Personal Profile. The Personal Profile is your chance to tell us what you are most proud of, what is most important to you, and what you have learned from your experiences inside and outside the classroom. We use this information to help identify students who will flourish at UBC and determine who receives scholarships.

The online application for UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses opens early September and closes on January 15. The application deadline for Summer Session (May to August) is January 15. However, applications will remain open for Visiting, Unclassified, and Access Studies applicants. Admissions decisions for most degrees are made in April or early May.

Also, here are some application tips from the University of British Columbia:

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