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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 Namesort descending Intake Canadian Applicant Deadline International Applicant Deadline
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art (MFA) September 2022 10 January 2022 10 January 2022
Master of Forestry (MF) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management (MGEM) July 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) September 2021 04 July 2021 04 July 2021
Master of Health Administration (MHA) September 2021 01 March 2021 01 February 2021
Master of Health Science (MHSc) September 2022 01 February 2022 01 February 2022
Master of International Forestry (MIF) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Journalism (MJ) September 2022 31 January 2022 31 January 2022
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) September 2022 15 January 2022 15 January 2022
Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) January 2022 01 June 2021 01 June 2021
Master of Music in Composition (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Choral Conducting) (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Orchestral Conducting) (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Conducting (Emphasis Wind Conducting) (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Guitar (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Harpsichord (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Opera (MMUS) September 2021 01 December 2020 01 December 2020
Master of Music in Opera (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Orchestral Instrument (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Organ (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Piano (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Music in Voice (MMUS) September 2022 01 December 2021 01 December 2021
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) September 2021 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) January 2022 30 September 2021 30 September 2021
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) September 2022 30 April 2022 30 April 2022
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) January 2023 30 September 2022 30 September 2022
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) January 2022 15 June 2021 15 June 2021
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) September 2022 15 January 2022 15 January 2022
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) January 2023 15 June 2022 15 June 2022
Master of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences (MSc) September 2022 01 February 2022
Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MSc) January 2022 17 September 2021 06 August 2021
Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MSc) September 2021 12 March 2021 12 February 2021
Master of Science in Bioinformatics (MSc) May 2021 22 January 2021 18 December 2020
Master of Science in Botany (MSc) January 2022 01 July 2021 01 July 2021
Master of Science in Botany (MSc) September 2021 01 February 2021 01 February 2021
Master of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology (MSc) September 2021 30 April 2021 30 April 2021
Master of Science in Cell and Developmental Biology (MSc) May 2022 30 November 2021 30 November 2021
Master of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MSc) September 2021 01 February 2021 01 February 2021
Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) September 2021 01 April 2021 01 March 2021
Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) January 2023 01 August 2022 01 August 2022
Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) January 2022 01 August 2021 01 August 2021
Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) September 2022 01 April 2022 01 March 2022
Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc) September 2021 01 May 2021 15 February 2021
Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc) January 2022 15 October 2021 15 August 2021
Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc) May 2022 15 January 2022 15 October 2021
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) May 2022 15 November 2021 15 November 2021
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) September 2022 15 March 2022 15 March 2022
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) January 2023 15 July 2022 15 July 2022
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) September 2021 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
Master of Science in Forestry (MSc) January 2022 15 July 2021 15 July 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