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The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. It is a globally influential university, with students from all over the world choosing UBC for its wide selection of programs of study, expert faculty, research opportunities, world-class facilities for learning, international perspective, and vibrant student life.

It holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning, offering unique and innovative undergraduate programs. Students at UBC are a diverse group of scholars from over 150 countries—each with a unique perspective to share.

General Info General Info

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Enrolment Details

UBC has almost 56,000 students on the Vancouver campus and another 9,000 on the Okanagan campus. The diverse student population includes over 19,000 international students from 156 countries.

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Campus Locations

Vancouver Campus

2329 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC

Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way,
Kelowna, BC

Vancouver Campus

2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC

Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC

Programs Programs

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Study Abroad Opportunities

UBC offers a range of international through our Go Global programs. Experiences range from exchanges with one of the over 300 university partners worldwide, to global seminars and summer abroad opportunities.

Okanagan Go Global

Vancouver Go Global


Admissions Admissions

Basic Admissions Requirements

UBC’s admission requirements:

  • Graduation from high school with a minimum admission average of 70% in Vancouver and 67% in the Okanagan 
  • English Language Admission Standard (ELAS) 
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses are recommended, but not required 
  • Faculty & program-specific requirements (see link below)
  • Personal Profile 
  • Some supplemental applications depending on program (such as a portfolio or video interview) 


Additional requirements for Vancouver campus only: 

  • Minimum final grade of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents) 
  • Any English Language Arts 11 or any English First Peoples 11 
  • A Language 11 (see our website for details) 
  • Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 12 
  • A Science 11 (see our website for details) 


Please note that courses used for admission vary for UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Please refer to the appropriate requirements detailed on our website.

IB and AP Credits

If you completed IB, AP or A-levels external examinations, you may be eligible for first-year credit. Specific credit transfer details are on the website.

English Proficiency Requirements

All students must meet our English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS). There are multiple ways to do so, outlined on our website.

Application Deadline

The online application for UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses opens in October and closes on January 15th. Admissions decisions for most degrees are made in April.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee for Canadian citizens and permanent residents is $74.25. For International students who require a study permit the fee is $125.25.

How to Apply

Students can apply through Education Planner BC once our application opens early October 2022. See here.

Admissions Contact Email

Financial Aid Financial Aid

Entrance Scholarships Deadline

Please see here for information on scholarships and awards for Canadian students. The application deadline for scholarship/award consideration is December 1st. 

Entrance Scholarships Info
Other Scholarship Info
Student Loan Info

Residence Residence

Residence Options

UBC has 20 residences across both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. We have furnished shared and single rooms, vibrant common areas for socializing, and plenty of space for quiet study time.

Vancouver Housing

Okanagan Housing

UBC has a first-year housing guarantee. To be eligible, students must apply to housing by May 1 and meet our requirements outlined here 

Residence Cost Details

Please see the above links for information on Housing costs and fees.

Residence Application Deadline

If you want to live in UBC residence, you must apply through the UBC Student Housing application. To be guaranteed housing in your first year, you must apply for admission to UBC and also apply to UBC Housing (in the separate application) when you receive an offer of admission, no later than May 1.

How to Apply

Apply online directly from the Housing websites.

Accessibility Supports & Services Accessibility Supports & Services

Accessibility Supports & Services Info

Vancouver: The Centre for Accessibility facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives designed to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions in all aspects of university life.


Okanagan: The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) facilitates disability-related accommodations and programming initiatives to remove barriers for students with disabilities and ongoing medical conditions.

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Indigenous Student Supports & Services

Indigenous Student Supports & Services Info

As an Indigenous learner, you’ll be welcomed into a supportive community, distinguished by its diversity and spirit of inclusion. You’ll have the programs and services, and most importantly, the support you need to navigate your way through your university career. You’ll have opportunities to explore vibrant cities and modern campuses, and take part in experiences that open up new paths in your life’s journey.

Our Okanagan campus houses the Indigenous Programs and Services (IPS) team who work out of the Indigenous Centre and support an Indigenous community of nearly 750 students. IPS has a team of Indigenous Student Advisors, peer mentors and tutors. The tutors hold office hours and workshops in the Centre throughout the academic year. They also host events for Indigenous students, including orientation for new students, weekly lunches, and a graduation ceremony for students completing their degrees.

In Vancouver, Indigenous students can be part of the Indigenous community of over 1,300 students and spend time at the First Nations Longhouse, which was built to be a home away from home for Indigenous UBC students. Indigenous students studying at UBC’s Vancouver campus can access tutoring services, the Indigenous Student Collegia, weekly lunches and countless events, and advisors who are dedicated to Indigenous student success.

Connect with an Indigenous Student Recruiter at: indigenous.recruitment@ubc.ca

More Indigenous Student Info

International Students International Students

International Student Info

At UBC, international engagement has always been a priority. Today, our students, faculty and staff come from around the world and our international research partnerships and publications help us collaborate on a global scale.

English Language Requirement

All students must meet our English Language Admissions Standard (ELAS). There are multiple ways to do so, outlined on our website.

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