University Application
International Students

First, decide what you’d like to study and where you want to go. It is important to find out about the College you’re considering, and the city they’re in, to make sure you make the best possible choice.

To submit an application

After you’ve identified your preferred college, than the most important thing is admission requirements.  In Canada, each College has its own admission requirement and will assess you on an individual basis.Minimum requirement for most of the cases is Grade 12 with good marks. Sometimes, you need to supply official documents, such as transcripts from secondary school or University, in case you are degree holder. Those documents must be translated into English or French, in case they are printed in any other language. 

Meet the language requirements

Foreign students must demonstrate proficiency in either English or French, depending on the College. Most universities accept IELTS 6.0 or higher score in each band. Universities give preference to those students with higher bands.


Most universities requires online applications. Some Colleges can accept application on paper also. You also need to pay admission fees. Once you are accepted into a course, you will be issued conditional Letter of Acceptance. LOA will guide you how to deposit Course fees into university account. Once fees is transmitted into University account, than final Letter of Acceptance will be issued.

Consider the following ( University of British Columbia Admission Process )

The following steps are for Canadian high school, international high school, Canadian post-secondary, and international post-secondary applicants. Mature students and visiting students have different application processes.

1. Choose your degree and campus

Each UBC campus has a distinct range of degree programs. When you complete your application, you’ll have the opportunity to select a first and second choice of degree. The degrees you choose can be in different faculties and on different campuses. You’ll be evaluated for your second choice only if you are not admitted to your first choice, or if you contact the Admissions Office to request that UBC evaluate your second choice.

2. Review the requirements

Have you met UBC’s general admission requirements for Canadian high school students or international high school students? Have you met the requirements for your degree of interest? Can you demonstrate English language competency?

3. Complete the online application

Apply for admission

Create or log in to your UBC account to begin preparing your online application. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to complete the Personal Profile. It’s your chance to tell us what you are most proud of, what is most important to you, and what you have learned from your experiences inside and outside the classroom. We use this information to help identify students who will flourish at UBC and to determine who receives scholarships.

The online application for UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses opens in early September and closes on January 15 for Summer Session (May to August) and Winter Session (September to April). Applications will remain open for visiting, unclassified, and Access Studies applicants. Admissions decisions for most degrees are made in April or early May. You can check your application status anytime on the Student Service Centre.

Apply for housing

Direct-entry applicants

If you want to live in a UBC residence, you must apply through UBC Student Housing. To be guaranteed housing in your first year, you must:

  1. Apply for admission to UBC;
  2. Submit a residence application to UBC Student Housing when you receive an offer of admission (but no later than May 1); and
  3. Accept your offer of admission to UBC by the date indicated in your letter of admission (but no later than June 1).

Non-direct-entry applicants

If you want to live in a UBC residence, you must submit a residence application to UBC Student Housing. Apply as early as possible to secure a spot.

4. Submit your application and pay the fee

Finalize and submit your application, and pay the non-refundable fee, by January 15. Certain degrees may require additional fees. All figures are in Canadian dollars.

  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents: $69.25
  • International students who require a study permit: $116.25

After you submit your application, you’ll receive an email outlining which required documents you need to send, and when you need to send them. Be sure to consult your faculty website to see if additional deadlines and fees apply.

Stay in touch

UBC will share important dates and deadlines with you via email, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.