Top tip: Application components, requirements and deadlines

You’ve decided UBC is where you want to go for your graduate studies. Now that you’ve had a chance to research our graduate programs, the next thing to do is find out the requirements and deadlines you will need to meet to have your application considered for admission. 

Remember, UBC is a top 20 public research university and meeting minimums is not a guarantee of admission as admission is competitive against the entire applicant pool. Following these tips and using the many resources available to you on UBC’s grad websites will help ensure your application is complete and looking its best when programs are making their decisions.

The UBC Senate oversees the minimum admission requirements for all programs, which can be found on our website listed by the country where you received or will receive the degree on which you hope to be admitted to grad school (U.S. and Canada or other countries). 

Keep in mind that the graduate program that you are applying to may have additional requirements. Refer to specific Graduate Degree Programs for detailed information, including deadlines and specific admission requirements.

If you’ve received your degree from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary (only) language of instruction, you must provide official results of an English language proficiency examination as part of your application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. 

Certain programs will also require you to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Test (GMAT) prior to applying. 

Using the above information, create a personalized checklist with important dates. We offer a general list of application components, to get you started, but not all items might be applicable to you depending on the program you’re interested in.