The University of British Columbia - Vancouver


Requirements for International Students

English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard. General requirement: graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school. For full details of general & specific requirements for international students please visit

Procedure for International Students

The University welcomes applications from outstanding international students. Well-qualified applicants from recognized secondary schools, colleges, and universities will be considered, as well as students applying as transfer students from recognized universities and colleges. Applications from short-term visiting students from other recognized universities are also accepted. See Undergraduate Admissions to apply online.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesMay, September
Notes:Winter Session, Term 1: September to December
Winter Session, Term 2: January to April
Summer Session, Term 1: May to June
Summer Session, Term 2: July to August

Students can enter UBC in either Winter Session (September start) or Summer Session (May start. Summer course availability is more limited.)

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 21, 2022