Apply Online

The application system undergoes regular maintenance during which the online application system may be unavailable. Please note the following scheduled maintenance periods:
  • November 18, 2020: From 4:00 am to 6:00 am (PST)

Apply online

What You Will Need:

About 45 to 60 Minutes

Allow yourself 45 to 60 minutes to complete the online application. In order to submit an application to a graduate program, you must first create an account. This account will allow you to save your application and continue it at a later date, as well as work on multiple applications at the same time.

A Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) or Canadian Debit Card

A non-refundable application fee is required for each program to which you apply. The online application requires payment by Visa or Mastercard, and also accepts Interac/debit payments from individuals with banking accounts at Interac network members.

The application fee is waived for international applicants whose citizenship and correspondence address are located in the world's 50 least developed countries, as declared by the United Nations. For more information, see Application Fees. If you are eligible for the fee waiver, you will not be asked for a fee when you complete the online application.

Students applying to graduate programs in the Department of Chemistry are not required to pay an application fee. The fee is paid for by the department. This occurs automatically when you submit your application.

Technical Requirements

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Other Programs

A few graduate degree programs are not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and must be applied to  through other application systems. These include MBA (Master of Business Administration), MM (Master of Management), PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) among others and certificates/diplomas such as TBDL Graduate Certificate (Technology-Based Distributed Learning) and TBLS Graduate Certificate (Technology-Based Learning for Schools).

Apply for on-campus, in-residence housing

If you want to live in a UBC residence you must apply through UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services. The application process is separate from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies admissions process. The number of applicants for all housing properties exceeds the number of vacancies available for new applicants so it is important to apply as early as possible if you wish to live on campus. For the best chance to get a space, we recommend you apply immediately after you have applied to a degree program. For family housing you should consider applying even before you submit the program application. You can apply for housing at any time regardless of whether you have applied or been offered admission to a program.

A limited number of rooms in winter session residence will be set aside for newly-admitted graduate students from outside the city who are also new to UBC. In order to have the best chance of securing on-campus housing, students who meet these eligibility criteria should select BOTH Winter Session and Year-Round Housing on their housing application. You will pay only one application fee ($50) if you select both at the same time.