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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers a wide range of options for course-based or research-based master's and doctoral students. We offer students an intellectually challenging education through programs that are international in scope, interactive in process and interdisciplinary in content and approach.

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Check Your EligibilityMinimum Academic Requirements | English Language Requirements | Other Tests

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies establishes the minimum admission requirements common to all applicants. Check first if you can meet those absolute minimums. Keep in mind that

  • each graduate program that you are applying to may have additional requirements that you will find in the Graduate Degree Program listing and on the program website
  • entry to UBC is competitive, i.e. each year we receive way more applicants who meet all our requirements than we can accept. Meeting minimum and program requirements is not a guarantee that you will be admitted.

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.

Some of our programs require additional components, such as GRE or GMAT scores, as well as certain course or degree requirements.

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Meet Deadlines

All deadlines are program specific and can range from November of the previous year to April of a year for a September intake. The most important deadline is the application deadline. Without meeting the application deadline, a file may not be considered for evaluation. No changes can be made to the application after submission. Graduate programs can set two other deadlines - which may be the same as the application deadline or provide slightly more time to complete specific actions:

  • Transcript deadline: Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.
  • Referee deadline: Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

You have full access to all deadlines in the degree program listing or review an overview of application deadlines below.

Review program application deadlines

See the graduate degree program listing for additional deadline details.
Program Name Intake Canadian Applicant Deadlinesort ascending International Applicant Deadline
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) January 2022 15 May 2021 15 May 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD) September 2021 15 May 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Educational Technology (MET) September 2021 05 May 2021 05 May 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD) September 2021 01 May 2021 01 May 2021
Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc) September 2021 01 May 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Science in Zoology (MSc) September 2021 01 May 2021 01 May 2021
Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MEng) September 2021 01 May 2021 01 April 2021
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) September 2021 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Master of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology (MSc) September 2021 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD) September 2021 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Oncology (PhD) September 2021 23 April 2021 26 March 2021
Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Oncology (MSc) September 2021 23 April 2021 26 March 2021
LLM - Master of Laws (Common Law) (LLMCL) September 2021 15 April 2021 01 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) September 2021 01 April 2021 01 March 2021
Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) September 2021 01 April 2021 01 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology and Speech Sciences (PhD) September 2021 01 April 2021 01 April 2021
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (MEng) September 2021 01 April 2021 01 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology (PhD) September 2021 31 March 2021 28 February 2021
Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSc) September 2021 31 March 2021 28 February 2021
Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) July 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Forestry (MF) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM) July 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of International Forestry (MIF) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD) May 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL) July 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Applied Science in Forestry (MASc) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics (PhD) September 2021 12 March 2021 12 February 2021
Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MSc) September 2021 12 March 2021 12 February 2021
Master of Engineering in Mechatronics Design (MEng) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 March 2021
Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 March 2021
Master of Health Administration (MHA) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 March 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) May 2021 01 March 2021 04 January 2021
Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc) May 2021 01 March 2021 04 January 2021
Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MEng) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 March 2021
Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (MEd) September 2021 28 February 2021 28 February 2021
Master of Science in Craniofacial Science (MSc) September 2021 28 February 2021 28 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science (PhD) September 2021 28 February 2021 28 February 2021
Master of Science in Zoology (MSc) May 2021 28 February 2021 28 February 2021
Master of Science in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (MSc) September 2021 19 February 2021 22 January 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences (PhD) September 2021 19 February 2021 22 January 2021
Master of Educational Technology (MET) May 2021 15 February 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Science in Medical Genetics (MSc) September 2021 15 February 2021 15 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD) September 2021 15 February 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSc) September 2021 15 February 2021 15 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Genetics (PhD) September 2021 15 February 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) September 2021 14 February 2021 01 February 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) September 2021 14 February 2021 01 February 2021

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Once you have collected all your documents and are ready to apply, find out how to best move through the online application, what questions to expect, tips and tricks for your application and how to pay the application fee.

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Next Steps

Keep checking your online application portal for references and communication from the program. Please remember that incomplete applications cannot be considered for admission.

All fully completed applications are carefully reviewed by faculty and staff in the program(s) you have applied to. They will make offers to those that are accepted by supervisors or are competitive for course based programs.

Timelines for admission decisions vary widely across programs. Please check directly with the program for further information.

Unsuccessful applicants

Given that the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, a record that satisfies basic entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to graduate studies.

Successful Applicants

Congratulations! Please go to the newly admitted student checklist to see your next steps.

Admitted Student Checklist