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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 ascending Intake Canadian Applicant Deadline International Applicant Deadline
Master of Science in Botany (MSc) September 2024 01 February 2024 01 February 2024
Master of Science in Botany (MSc) January 2025 01 July 2024 01 July 2024
Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc) January 2025 15 May 2024 15 May 2024
Master of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences (MSc) September 2025 01 February 2025
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) January 2025 15 June 2024 15 June 2024
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) January 2026 15 June 2025 15 June 2025
Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) September 2025 15 January 2025 15 January 2025
Master of Science in Applied Animal Biology (MSc) January 2025 01 June 2024 01 June 2024
Master of Science in Applied Animal Biology (MSc) May 2025 01 September 2024 01 September 2024
Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) September 2024 30 April 2024 30 April 2024
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics (MND) September 2025 01 January 2025 01 January 2025
Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS) September 2025 01 January 2025 01 January 2025
Master of Health Science (MHSc) September 2025 31 January 2025 31 January 2025
Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Seniors Care (MHLP) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Health Leadership and Policy in Clinical Education (MHLP) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Health Administration (MHA) September 2024 01 March 2024 01 February 2024
Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) September 2024 01 April 2024 01 April 2024
Master of Forestry (MF) September 2024 15 March 2024 15 March 2024
Master of Forestry (MF) May 2025 01 October 2024 01 October 2024
Master of Forestry (MF) September 2025 01 February 2025 01 February 2025
Master of Forestry (MF) January 2025 01 June 2024 01 June 2024
Master of Forestry (MF) January 2026 01 June 2025 01 June 2025
Master of Food Science (MFS) September 2025 01 January 2025 01 January 2025
Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE) September 2025 01 January 2025 01 January 2025
Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems (MEL) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Engineering Leadership in Sustainable Process Engineering (MEL) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Engineering Leadership in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (MEL) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Engineering Leadership in High Performance Buildings (MEL) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Engineering Leadership in Clean Energy Engineering (MEL) January 2025 25 March 2024 25 March 2024
Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MEng) September 2025 15 January 2025 15 January 2025
Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biological Engineering (MEng) September 2024 01 May 2024 01 April 2024
Master of Educational Technology (MET) January 2025 23 September 2024 23 September 2024
Master of Educational Technology (MET) September 2024 05 May 2024 05 May 2024
Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MEd) September 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (MEd) September 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (MEd) May 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (MEd) July 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Education in Adult Learning and Global Change (MEd) September 2024 28 February 2024 28 February 2024
Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics (MDSCL) September 2025 31 January 2025 31 January 2025
Master of Arts in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (MA) September 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Arts in History (MA) September 2025 10 January 2025 10 January 2025
Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MA) September 2024 30 April 2024 31 December 2023
Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies (MA) January 2025 30 April 2024 30 April 2024
Master of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (MA) September 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Arts in French (MA) January 2025 30 April 2024 30 April 2024
Master of Arts in French (MA) September 2024 30 April 2024 31 December 2023
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) September 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) May 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) July 2025 01 December 2024 01 December 2024
Master of Applied Science in Mining Engineering (MASc) May 2025 15 January 2025 13 December 2024

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Prepare Your Application

 

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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

Prior to an admission decision

While you wait for your application to be evaluated, there are a few things to bear in mind.

  • Check your online application portal for the status of your application, references, English language scores (if applicable), and any additional information or documentation requested by the program.
  • References should be received and recorded in your online application portal by/before the References deadline.
    • If a reference isn’t recorded as having arrived as the deadline draws near, please contact the Referee to ensure the following:
      • That the Referee received the request (ask them to check junk filters)
      • That the Referee actually clicked the Submit button. They may have uploaded the reference but overlooked the final submission step.
  • If you have multiple email addresses, ensure you’re checking the one you used in your application as you’ll be alerted to the program decision, or requests for additional information, by email.

Please be patient, and resist the temptation to ask the program about the status of your application. UBC receives approximately 20,000 applications to graduate school. Rest assured that your program is working hard to evaluate applications and make admissions decisions as efficiently as possible. Most admission decisions are made in February and March, but this is highly dependent on the program to which you have applied and therefore, offers and declines can also be expected before and after this peak.

After an admission decision

Successful Applicants

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

Admitted Student Checklist

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.