Improving your graduate application

Are you considering UBC for graduate school? Learn about admissions and academic requirements, and explore our graduate degree programs. Hear from graduate advisors and admissions experts on what it takes to get into UBC grad school. Register for an info session on specific topics or join one of our virtual office hours for a general Q&A session.

UBC Grad school info session

Are you thinking about UBC for graduate school? In this online session, learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and potential supervisors. 

These sessions are offered September - December. Please check back for dates.

virtual office hours

 

Join us for a short presentation on the application and admissions process, academic requirements, and general overview of graduate studies at UBC, followed by Q&A with Grad Studies staff and graduate student ambassadors. Ask questions in advance when you register.  Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions that involve specific personal information.

 

These sessions are offered August - December. Please check back for dates.

GREat grad school applications

 

Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors. As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.

These sessions are offered September - December. Please check back for dates.

compelling statements of interest

 

What makes a great statement of interest? A presentation based on tips from faculty advisors on what sets one Statement of Interest apart from another.

 

These sessions are offered September - December. Please check back for dates.

reaching out strategies: approaching letter writers and potential supervisors

 

Presentation based on best practices offered by UBC faculty advisors and application evaluation committee members for reaching out to potential reference letter writers and potential supervisors.

 

These sessions are offered September - December. Please check back for dates.

 

LIFE AS A UBC GRADUATE STUDENT 

Wondering what life is like here in Vancouver, at UBC, and as a UBC grad student? The UBC Vancouver campus is located in a world-class, multicultural city, frequently rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. We have a variety of info sessions where you can connect with current graduate students to see if UBC is a good fit for you.

Q&A with UBC GRADUATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Chat with current graduate students during this online session about their experiences being graduate students at UBC. Topics include accommodation, moving to a new city/ province/country, settling into an academic lifestyle, finding a supervisor, making friends, and more. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to provide answers to specific application and admission questions or any that involve specific personal information.

Ambassador sessions for prospective students are offered August - February. Please check back for dates.

Living in Vancouver

If you're considering graduate school here at UBC and want to know more about what it's like to live in Vancouver, join us for this online info session. Topics include housing options, the neighbourhoods, getting around town, and campus and city attractions.

Please check back for dates.

Graduate students with families

If you have a partner and/or a family and are considering graduate school at UBC, join us for this online info session. Topics include family resources, general information on childcare, registering for school, looking for a place to live, and fun and affordable activities for kids of all ages.

Please check back for dates.

Graduate Student In-Residence housing

It's not too early to explore your options for accommodation, particularly if you are hoping to live on campus, in residence at UBC. About 1300 graduate students live in residence at UBC. Learn about the UBC student residences available for graduate students, the application process, waitlist logistics, and more in this 1-hour webinar presented by UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
*This session is offered twice. Please choose the date and time that suits your schedule best.

Please check back for dates.​​

 

 

Meet a UBC representative

One on One Consultations - Vancouver

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus in April (final date(s) to be confirmed) from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Toronto

Dineen Cafe, 140 Yonge St, Toronto ON
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on May 11, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Toronto

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Monday, 11 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on May 11, 2020 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One on One Consultations - Calgary

Monogram Coffee – 420 2 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB
Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Monogram Coffee in Calgary in May 13 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

One-on-One Consultations: Robson Square

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 15 May 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus on May 15 from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

Middle East One-on-One Phone Consultations

Via Phone
Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 to Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 22:00
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degree programs will be running one-on-one phone consultations for prospective students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. To reserve your 20 minute appointment time, please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time and a representative from the university will contact you to confirm details. All appointment times listed in Middle East Time Zone.

India One-on-One Phone Consultations

via Phone
Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 22:00

RAIC Conference

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Wednesday, 03 June 2020 to Thursday, 04 June 2020
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) hosts Canada’s premier annual gathering for leaders and innovators in architecture and design, allied professionals and academia. The conference creates a space for change-makers within the industry to connect and collectively strengthen the profession. With educational presentations, networking events, keynote speakers and architectural tours, RAIC 2020 will be an exciting event that facilitates debate on the future of the industry. As more and more challenges and opportunities arise surrounding sustainability and digital technology, now is the time to connect, collaborate and trail-blaze.

One-on-One Consultations: Edmonton

Second Cup Coffee, 10309 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB
Date: Friday, 05 June 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Second Cup Coffee in Edmonton on June 5 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.

MEL & MHLP Open House

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 12 June 2020
Time: 18:00 to 20:00
Interested in expanding your career in engineering, health or leadership? Don’t miss the opportunity to chat about your professional goals with world-leading academics and professional peers at UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science Open House event. Meet with current students, program directors and industry experts to discuss the importance of technical and leadership skills in the ever-changing industries of health and engineering.

BC Nurses Union Conference

Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC
Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2020 to Thursday, 18 June 2020
Time: 09:00 to 17:30
The BC Nurses Union (BCNU) represents more than 48 000 nurses and health care professionals who provide care in hospitals, long-term care facilities and within communities across the province. Advocating for safe, quality public health care, the union provides protection, representation and services to all members. Every year, BCNU hosts a convention that brings together delegates from across BC to discuss concerns, celebrate successes and set goals for the future. If you are a member of the BC Nurses Union, make sure to stop by the UBC Master of Health Leadership & Policy booth to chat with a representative about the program and what opportunities it could create for you to become a leader in the health care industry. We look forward to meeting you there!

MHLP & SCHOOL OF NURSING AT BC WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S

BC Women’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital
Date: Thursday, 16 July 2020
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Representatives from UBC’S Master of Health Leadership & Policy (MHLP) and School of Nursing will be on-site at BC Women’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital to answer questions about UBC’s Graduate Programs. Come and learn more about the 12-month MHLP in Seniors Care or Clinical Education, or discover the world of opportunity available to students studying the Masters of Nursing. No appointment required!

ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS: TORONTO

Dineen Café – 140 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
Chat face-to-face with one of our representatives about studying a Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) or Master of Health Policy and Leadership (MHLP) professional degree in 2021. The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at Dineen Coffee on July 22 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm.

ONE ON ONE CONSULTATIONS – VANCOUVER: JULY

UBC Robson Square Campus, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday, 24 July 2020
Time: 08:00 to 19:00
Chat face-to-face with one of our representatives about studying a Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) or Master of Health Policy and Leadership (MHLP) professional degree in 2021. The MEL & MHLP programs will be running one-on-one consultations for students considering study in 2021. These consultations are an opportunity to discuss course requirements, admissions and applications for the MEL & MHLP programs. Consultations will be held at the UBC Robson Square Campus on July 24 from 8:00 am-7:00 pm. To reserve your 30 minute appointment time please complete the form below selecting your preferred appointment time. A representative from the university will contact you to confirm the details.