University Of British Columbia Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

Requirements for admission vary depending on where you attended high school, which UBC campus you hope to attend, and which degree you’re applying to. If you’re a mature student or have already completed some post-secondary education, you’ll have your own set of specific requirements.

On this page:

  • Canadian high school students
  • International high school students
  • University and college transfer students
  • Advanced Placement students
  • International Baccalaureate students
  • Mature students
  • English language competency

Canadian high school students

If you attended high school in Canada, including CEGEP, find your province’s admission requirements here.

See Canadian high school requirements

International high school students

If you attended high school outside of Canada, find your country’s admission requirements here.

See international high school requirements

University and college transfer students

We accept transfer students from universities and colleges around the world. See requirements if you are a post-secondary student or if you have completed two years of CEGEP.

See university and college transfer requirements

Advanced Placement students

If you completed AP courses, your grades may be combined with an approved high school curriculum to meet the UBC’s admission requirements.

See how UBC evaluates Advanced Placement courses

International Baccalaureate students

If you are pursuing the International Baccalaureate diploma, you have your own set of general admissions and degree-specific requirements.

See International Baccalaureate requirements

Mature students

If you’ve been out of formal education for at least four years, and can demonstrate high academic potential through your achievements and life experiences beyond academics, you may be eligible as a mature student.

See mature student requirements

English language competency

English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. Before you’re admitted, you must demonstrate a minimum level of English. There are nine different ways to meet this requirement, and academic English development programs for those who have not yet met the requirement.

See English language admission requirements