UBC values diversity and strongly encourages dedicated international students to apply to our graduate programs.

About 30% of master’s students, and 44% of doctoral students at UBC Vancouver are international students. We have close to 3600 doctoral students and 6200 master’s students, the fourth largest graduate student population among Canadian universities, and our 85 academic units offer over 250 research-based programs and 85 course-based master’s programs.

Why come to UBC?

  • Welcoming

    Canadians are friendly people with an open and welcoming culture. Canadians rank among the happiest people in the World Happiness Report.

  • International

    Times Higher Education ranked UBC as the most international university in North America in its "World University Rankings 2020.”

  • Entrepreneurial

    Seed funding, tech accelerator, incubator, executives in residence - UBC provides support for all stages of venture creation, from ideation, through business model creation, to company building.

  • Economic Strength

    Canada was ranked 2nd in the 2018 Best Countries Ranking by US News, which measures global performance on a variety of metrics.

  • Modern Facilities

    UBC invested more than $1.5 billion dollars into infrastructure and facilities in the past few years.

  • Safety

    Canada is a safe country and study destination according to Global Piece Index and Global Law and Order Report.

  • Fantastic Location

    Vancouver has it all: sea, parks, mountains, beaches and four seasons per year, including beautiful summers and mild, wet winters with snow in the mountains.

  • Degree Program Choice

    At UBC, you can choose from more than 300 graduate degree program options and 2000+ research supervisors. You can even design your own program.

  • Supportive

    UBC focuses on your success and offers dozens of professional development events and career sessions over the course of your program.

  • Study-Life Balance

    Vancouver is one of the most attractive cities in the world, according to rankings by The Economist (world’s most livable city), Mercer Consulting (best city in the world) and by Condé Nast Traveler magazine (best city in the Americas).

Program Options

Course-based programs

Course-based pograms, sometimes referred to as professional programs, require a student to complete a set number of courses to obtain a degree. Submission of an individual research thesis is usually not required, but programs may include major projects, capstone courses, internships or other work placements. Course-based programs tend to be shorter in duration and more flexible in program delivery, usually with higher tuition costs. These are often targeted at professionals with some work experience to attain the next career promotion or a change into another field.

View Course-based Programs

Research-based programs

Research-based programs usually include some coursework at the beginning of the degree and then focus on individual independent research under the supervision of a faculty member that culminates in the formulation of a thesis or dissertation. Most master programs require 2 years of study and PhD programs usually require between 5-7 years of study. Research degrees provide the possibility to become an expert in a chosen field of study with the possibility to pursue an academic career as professor as well as exciting careers in non-academic environments. Many UBC programs expect applicants to have obtained a master's level qualification before entering a PhD, although direct entry into PhD progams is possible at UBC.

View thesis optional Master's programs

View thesis required Master's programs

View Doctoral programs

Common Questions

Do I require an English language test?

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. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.

The value of strong English skills

English is one of the two official languages of Canada, and the primary language of instruction at UBC. Strong English skills mean new students can settle quickly into their academic environment, and get to know their fellow students and faculty members who will be their colleagues during their time at UBC. Students with good English skills are far more likely to succeed; they experience far less stress and get greater enjoyment and fulfillment from their studies.

Applicants are advised to focus on learning how to speak, listen, read, and write in English, independent of studying for the TOEFL (or other tests), as this will best prepare them for communicating in all types of situations. Students with strong English skills are more likely to do well on the TOEFL.

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores, and may require minimum scores on individual components of any of the tests. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

Acceptable Tests

English Language Tests

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required for all applicants to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is

  • 90 for the internet-based exam (with minimum component scores of 22 [reading, listening] and 21 [writing, speaking]) or
  • 55 each for reading, listening, and writing in the paper-based test, with 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE).

Some programs require a higher score. TOEFL scores must be issued to UBC directly from the Educational Testing Centre. Please ensure that you include the following on your TOEFL sheet:

  • use the University of British Columbia's institution code 0965
  • give the reason for taking TOEFL "to enter a college or university as a graduate student"

Important: TOEFL MyBest composite scores are not accepted for applications to UBC-Vancouver. Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e. scores from multiple test-taking instances may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements.)

Score submission

TOEFL and IELTS test takers can request electronic submission of scores to universities. We accept electronic delivery directly from the test centre to UBC only. For all other tests, an official paper test score report ordered from the testing agency is required. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test.*

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores, and may require minimum scores on individual components of the test. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

Score submission

UBC requires an official score to be sent to us electronically from the test centre.

On the IELTS application form you will be asked to specify institutions where you would like the results being sent to. To ensure UBC receives your results correctly, you have to use the following details on the application:

  • Name and address of college / institution / university: The University of British Columbia - Graduate School Admissions
  • Address: 170-6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)

A minimum overall score of 70 is required with 60 on the speaking sub-test.

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

Score submission

UBC requires an official paper record of this test score.

 

UBC English Language Institute

English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Applicant must achieve a 75% in each component of the 600 level.

More information

PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic)

A minimum overall score of 65 on the academic (NOT general) test is required with minimums of 60 reading, 60 writing, 60 listening, and 60 speaking.

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

Score submission

UBC requires an official paper record.

 

Alternative Tests

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

A minimum overall MELAB final score of 85 (with 3 in the speaking test) is required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Alternative English Language Proficiency Test

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): B

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): C

Submission of Test Results

TOEFL and IELTS test takers can request electronic submission of scores to universities. We accept electronic delivery directly from the test centre to UBC only. For all other tests an official paper test score report ordered from the testing agency is required. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.

Conditional Admission Program

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies may extend a conditional offer of admission to a highly-qualified graduate applicant who does not quite meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement set by the graduate program to which the student has applied.

For more information, see Conditional Admission Program.

Conditional Admission Program Details

A conditional admission allows a student to obtain a study permit (if necessary) and begin their studies in the UBC English Language Institute (ELI) or an equivalent institution approved by the Provost. Upon successful completion of the prescribed terms of study in the ELI English for Academic Purposes Program (or pre-approved, equivalent alternative), the student will proceed directly into the graduate degree program. 

Normally, a student must achieve a 75% overall assessment at the 600 level of the UBC ELI English for Academic Purposes Program (or equivalent assessment level in another approved program) to meet the terms of the Conditional Admission Program. A student who completes an approved English Language training program, but does not achieve the required assessment level has the option of taking an approved English Language Proficiency examination (e.g. TOEFL). If the student achieves the minimum score required by the admitting graduate program, they may proceed directly into the graduate program.

To be eligible for the Conditional Admission Program, the applicant must:

  • Possess a “first-class average” (or established equivalent) in a degree deemed as an eligible basis for admission, OR have academic qualifications that would have ranked them in the top 33% of students admitted to the graduate program to which they are applying, for the year prior to the date of their application.
  • Have English language proficiency, demonstrated via an accepted test, that can reasonably be expected to be brought up to the standard required by the graduate program to which the student has applied by completing ELI (or accepted equivalent) training in no more than one year.
  • Be recommended for the Conditional Admission Program by a UBC graduate program.

In recommending conditional admission, graduate programs guarantee a student admission at the date specified in the admission letter, assuming the student’s successful completion of the terms of the ELI program (or approved equivalent). Students admitted via the Conditional Admission Program are not allowed to make academic progress toward their graduate degrees before they successfully complete the English language training program and are admitted without condition to the graduate program.

Note to graduate programs: Students cannot be admitted to the Conditional Admission Program through eVision. They must be admitted through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via a manual letter. Please contact G+PS for information.

UBC Calendar: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/index.cfm?tree=12,204,340,182

What are the academic minimum requirements by country?

Applicants should have academic backgrounds within the general requirements listed by country below.

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.

Important note to students with three-year bachelor's degrees from European institutions (except UK): Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC. Contact the UBC program of interest and see individual country listings below for further information.

Other Resources

Other sites that might come in handy as you prepare to apply:

How do I submit transcripts and degree parchments?

Process

  • For your INITIAL APPLICATION we only require scanned copies of original documents.
  • If you receive an ADMISSION OFFER, you will have to provide hard copies (or secure electronic delivery) of academic documents as outlined below.

Each entry under the Academic History section of the application must include pdf copies of official, up-to-date, transcripts for all current and previous post-secondary study (see exception for UBC documentation, below). 

Note: Grade sheets/records are not transcripts and will not be accepted in lieu of copies of official transcripts.

Uploading transcripts in the application system

Current and former UBC students
  • The application to graduate school must be made under the current/former CWL (Campus-wide Login). Applying with the correct CWL will automatically transfer the UBC record into the application.

  • Official academic documentation for all other post-secondary institutions that have been attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.) will need to be uploaded as part of the application.

Applicants with Canadian transcripts

Applicants with Canadian transcripts (other than UBC) must obtain an official transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended.

  • Each transcript should be scanned as an individual .pdf file and then uploaded to the application system as indicated.
  • Please refer to any directions provided by the selected graduate program on naming scanned document files. Otherwise, files should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Examples:
Peng Zhang-University of Waterloo Transcript.pdf
Peng Zhang-CV.pdf
Peng Zhang-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

  • Transcripts must be scanned front and back.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single file (rather than a separate file for each page).
  • The online application system provides additional, detailed directions on scanning and uploading of documentation.
Applicants with international transcripts

Applicants must obtain an official transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended (other than UBC).

  • Each transcript must be scanned as an individual .pdf file and uploaded to the application system as indicated.
  • Scan both sides of the transcript and/or degree certificate where there is information, notations, or stamps from the issuing institution.
  • Please refer to any directions provided by the selected graduate program on naming scanned document files. Otherwise, files should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Examples:
Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript.pdf
Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript English Translation.pdf
Peng Zhang-CV.pdf
Peng Zhang-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

  • Each transcript must be uploaded as a single file (rather than a separate file for each page).
  • If you have documents that are issued in a language other than English, then, in addition to uploading digital copies of the documents in their original language, you must also upload a certified literal English translation of your transcripts from your home university's translation service or a certified English translator.
  • The online application system provides additional, detailed directions on scanning and uploading of academic documentation.

After Being offered Admission

Conditional admission offers are made based on documents uploaded to the application system. Once an offer of admission is received: 

  • A list of required transcripts will be posted in the applicant's online portal.
  • G+PS (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) must receive one set of all required official transcripts for every (non-UBC) post-secondary institution attended for the equivalent of one year or more of full-time study.
    • Note: UBC reserves the right to also require any individual applicant to provide official transcripts for study of less than one year duration.
  • Do not send official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission unless special instructions were received from the selected graduate program.
  • Applicants will not be allowed to register in a graduate program until the initial transcript requirements are met. (COVID-19: Please refer to the G+PS FAQs)

How to Submit Official Academic Documents

To be considered official, academic records must either be received in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution, or be received via secure electronic delivery from the issuing institution.

Current and former UBC students

If you applied with your CWL account, your transcript will have been received electronically. No hard copies of UBC transcripts are required. Please ensure to submit official documents of any other institutions.

Applicants with Canadian transcripts

Documents being provided to meet conditions of admission should be sent directly to:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
170 - 6371 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC CANADA  V6T 1Z2

See below for information on meeting the condition of admission with secure electronic documents. 

Applicants with international transcripts

To be considered official, academic records must either be received in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution, or be received via secure electronic delivery from the issuing institution.

If your university issues only one original set of academic documents (transcripts/degree certificates):

Make photocopies of your original academic documents and send them to your home university. Ask your home university to:

  • Verify that the photocopies are consistent with their records.
  • Attest that the copies are true photocopies and stamp them with an official university stamp.
  • Put the attested, stamped photocopies in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Registrar.
  • Mail the sealed, endorsed envelopes directly to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

If your academic documents are issued in a language other than English:

  • Order a set of academic documents in the original language along with certified literal English translations from your home university's translation service.

If your home university does not provide English translation:

  • Photocopy a set of your documents. 
  • Take the copy to a certified English translator and order a complete, word-by-word, literal English translation.
  • Direct the translator to put both the original language photocopy and the English translation into a sealed envelope, and endorse the envelope by signing across the seal.
  • Send the sealed, endorsed envelopes from the translator to UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Important: Remember that UBC will still require a set of official academic documents received directly from your home institution.

Note: Academic records must be translated in their entirety, including any information that appears on the reverse side of any document.

UBC does not accept the following:

  • Photocopies that have not been stamped, attested and endorsed by the Registrar at your home university
  • Documents in envelopes that have been opened
  • Documents that do not arrive in sealed envelopes endorsed by the issuing institution or certified translator
  • Documents that arrive without the official seal of the university
  • Photocopies notarized by a notary public
  • Photocopies endorsed by a lawyer, professor, judge etc.
  • Unofficial translations
  • Non-literal translations

Do not order academic records that are not in sealed and endorsed envelopes, or not sent by secure electronic delivery. It will only delay the processing of your application.

Documents being provided by post/courier to meet conditions of admission must be sent directly to:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
170 - 6371 Crescent Rd
Vancouver, BC CANADA  V6T 1Z2

See below for information on meeting the condition of admission with secure electronic documents. 

Document Ownership

Documents submitted in support of applications become the property of the University and are not returned to the applicant or student. Refer to the UBC Academic Calendar statement on ownership of application documents

Applicants are strongly discouraged from sending irreplaceable documents and are advised to follow the instructions for verified copies found under Official Academic Documents, above.

Secure Electronic Delivery

The issuing institution must send a link to a secure site to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) at graduate.sas@ubc.ca. G+PS will download the transcript from the secure site. Important: an e-transcript is downloaded via a link to a secure site. It is NOT an email attachment of any kind, even if sent from an authority at the issuing institution.

*Due to COVID-19 G+PS is temporarily accepting encrypted transcripts sent by email directly from the issuing institution as official.

Do I have to take the GRE?

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination has two components: a General Test measuring verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills, and a Subject Test measuring achievement in particular  fields of study. The table GRE Requirements by Program lists which graduate program at UBC requires a GRE test.

The UBC institution code is 0965.

GRE Requirements by Program

Specializationsort descending Program Name GRE required?
Accounting Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Accounting (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Architecture Master of Architecture (MARCH) The GRE is optional.
Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) The GRE is optional.
Atmospheric Science Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) The GRE is optional.
Atmospheric Science Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Management (MM) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Business Administration Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Chemistry Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Civil Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Counselling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Economics Master of Arts in Economics (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Finance Master of Science in Business Administration in Finance (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Finance Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Health Administration Master of Health Administration (MHA) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Linguistics Master of Arts in Linguistics (MA) The GRE is optional.
Linguistics Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Management Information Systems Master of Science in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Management Information Systems Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Management Science Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Science (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Marketing Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Marketing (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology Doctor of Philosophy in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Mechanical Engineering Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (MASc) The GRE is optional.
Mechanical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Microbiology and Immunology Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Microbiology and Immunology Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Neuroscience Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Neuroscience Master of Science in Neuroscience (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Orchestral Instrument Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Instrument (DMA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Organizational Behavior Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Organizational Behaviour (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Planning Master of Arts in Planning (MAP) The GRE is optional.
Planning Master of Science in Planning (MSCP) The GRE is optional.
Planning Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD) The GRE is optional.
Political Science Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Political Science Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Master of Science in Population and Public Health (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Population and Public Health Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Psychology Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA) The GRE is required by all applicants.
School and Applied Child Psychology Master of Education in School and Applied Child Psychology (MEd) The GRE is required by all applicants.
School and Applied Child Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD) The GRE is required by all applicants.
Sociology Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Special Education Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education (PhD) The GRE is required by some applicants. Please check the program website.
Strategy & Business Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Strategy and Business Economics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Transportation & Logistics Master of Science in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (MSCB) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Transportation & Logistics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
Urban Land Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Urban Land Economics (PhD) The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.

Graduate Management Test (GMAT)

Applicants to the MBA and MScB programs in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration are required to submit GMAT results (applicants to the MScB in Transportation may submit the GRE or the GMAT). Applicants to the PhD program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration must submit either GMAT or GRE results.

Where is UBC and what is the campus like?

The University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula, close to the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. UBC's second campus - Okanagan campus - is located in Kelowna, about 5 hours north-east of Vancouver.

The University Endowment Lands community (also known as University Hill) is situated adjacent to the campus to the east, while 763 hectares of forested parkland known as Pacific Spirit Regional Park serves as a "green belt" between Vancouver and the campus.

The main campus is bounded by Chancellor Boulevard to the northwest, Marine Drive to the southwest, Wesbrook Mall to the northeast, and West 16th Avenue to the southeast. This represents the administrative and educational core of UBC.

The South Campus is bounded by Southwest Marine Drive to the south, West 16th Avenue to the northwest, and Pacific Spirit Park to the northeast. The South Campus houses many research facilities.

The East Campus is bounded by West 16th Avenue on the south, Wesbrook Mall on the west, Acadia Road on the east, and on the north its border zigzags from Toronto Road to Agronomy Road to Fairview Avenue. A large part of the East Campus is made up of student, faculty and staff housing, along with child care buildings and the local police and fire department. UBC's first market housing development, known as Hampton Place, is also located here.

Although many buildings on campus are quite new, the University's history actually dates back to 1877.

Campus locations

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the majority of graduate students at the Vancouver campus, including those who study at many of the affiliated facilities in the city of Vancouver and BC. The majority of graduate programs are offered at the Point Grey campus or the affiliated facilities, one program (Digital Media) is offered at the Great Northern Way Campus (Vancouver) and few programs such as the Master of Health Administration and business programs are offered at UBC Robson Square (Downtown Vancouver). If you are interested in the Okanagan campus (Kelowna, BC), please visit the website of the College of Graduate Studies.

Campus Videos

 

Campus Map

 

Campus Tours

Due to the diversity of our many research facilities, we do not offer campus tours specifically for graduate students. However, individual departments or research groups may offer open houses or other outreach events that may allow you to visit their facilities. Please check on the websites of individual departments or programs for such opportunities.

You can enjoy one of our many self-guided campus walking tours, such as from the Sustainability Initiative or the Art Outdoor Tour. Or you may decide to walk in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.

Or try out one of these five 30 minute walking maps:

 

Campus Gallery

Martha Piper Place

Buchanan Courtyard (Faculty of Arts)

Main Mall Aerial

Clock Tower & Ike Barber Learning Centre

Sport Facilities

Looking northwest from Wesbrook Place

Marine Drive Residences

Main Mall Aerial

Sauder School of Business

University Boulevard

Martha Piper Place looking north-east

Student Union Building

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Centre for Brain Health at UBC Hospital

Reconciliation Pole

 

You may view more images on Flickr.

Attractions on Campus

How much will it cost?

UBC provides outstanding education as recognized by the various rankings and at the same time is able to offer graduate degrees at very competitive tuition rates. Our stunning location in one of the most livable cities might lead to higher living costs than what you are used to. If you compare UBC with other universities, adding up all costs and income sources, we think you’ll find that UBC’s competitive tuition and several funding initiatives allow you to get extraordinary value for your investment.


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