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The University of British Columbia Admissions 2024: Application Fees, Deadline & Requirements

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What’s new at The University of British Columbia (UBC)?

  • Jan 15, 2025, is the University of British Columbia application deadline for undergraduate admission in the Winter Session (Sep 2024 to Apr 2025) and Summer Session (May to Aug 2024)

  • The First round MBA application deadline for UBC is Apr 16, 2025 (Final application deadline)

The University of British Columbia acceptance rate is around 54%. Looking at the acceptance rate, it can be said that the university is moderately selective when it comes to admissions. So, to be admitted to the university, the applicants are required to meet all the entry and application requirements. For UBC admission, the applicants must have passed Class 12 for bachelor's courses and must have a bachelor's degree for graduate admission.

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The University of British Columbia Admissions 2024 Highlights 

Some of the popular courses at UBC are MBA, MSc in CS, Master of Data Science, and Master of Business Analytics, etc. Check below the University of British Columbia admission 2024 highlights. 

Particulars

Requirements

Applications portal

UG: EducationPlannerBC 
PG: UBC Graduate Application

Application fee

UG: CAD 125.25 or INR 7.8k

PG: CAD 168.25 or INR 10.4k

English language tests accepted

TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / Duolingo

Standardized tests required

Bachelors: SAT or ACT

Masters: GRE / GMAT / LSAT

UBC acceptance rate 

54% (approx.)

International application deadlines

UG: Jan 15, 2025 (winter session)

PG: vary by program

MBA: Apr 16, 2025 (First round application)

(CAD 1 = INR 62.12)

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The University of British Columbia Fees & Courses 2024

The University of British Columbia courses are offered in over 320 undergraduate and graduate programs. Students can check below the table containing the University of British Columbia fees and course duration:

Courses 1st Year Tuition Fees Duration & Eligibility
MS (73 courses)
INR 5 L - 38 L
Duration: 9 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5TOEFL: 80 - 100PTE: 65 & AboveGRE
MBA/PGDM (8 courses)
INR 6 L - 43 L
Duration: 9-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7GRE: 310 & AboveTOEFL: 93 - 100PTE: 65 - 70GMAT: 550 & Above
BE/BTech (19 courses)
INR 25 L - 35 L
Duration: 20 months-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & AboveDuolingo: 125 & Above
MA (57 courses)
INR 5 L - 16 L
Duration: 10 months-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5TOEFL: 90 - 104PTE: 65 & AboveGRE: 297 & Above
BSc (29 courses)
INR 13 L - 31 L
Duration: 4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 - 107PTE: 65 & AboveDuolingo: 125 & Above
BA (44 courses)
INR 24 L - 27 L
Duration: 4-6 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & AboveDuolingo: 125 & Above
Others PG (27 courses)
INR 5 L - 19 L
Duration: 1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5TOEFL: 92 - 104PTE
BBA (3 courses)
INR 27 L - 35 L
Duration: 4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & AboveDuolingo: 125 & Above
BPharma (2 courses)
INR 25 L - 28 L
Duration: 4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & AboveDuolingo: 125 & Above
MEng (13 courses)
INR 13 L - 37 L
Duration: 8 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7TOEFL: 90 - 100PTE: 65 & Above

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The University of British Columbia Application Deadlines 2024

The deadlines for graduate admission at UBC vary by program. However, the University of British Columbia MBA deadline for first round application deadline is Apr 16, 2025(Tentative)The below table includes the University of British Columbia admission deadline for undergraduate admission:

Applications

Deadlines

Apply for the Winter Session (Sep 2024 to Apr 2025) and for the Summer Session (May to Aug 2024)

Jan 15, 2025

Deadline to submit an award application (for scholarships)

Nov 15, 2024

University of British Columbia Enrollment Statistics for Undergraduate

According to the University of British Columbia enrollment data for 2022-2023, the international applications received by the University of British Columbia was 43837 out of which 9755 students were enrolled in the UG program. The below table includes the University of British Columbia enrollment statistics for undergraduates:

Particulars

Headcount 2021-2022

Headcount 2022-2023

Application Received

45,727

43,837

Admitted Students

22,084

21,288

Total Students Enrolled

9812

9,755

Yield Rate

44.4%

45.8%

Acceptance Rate

48.30%

48.56%

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Q:   What are the requirements for Indian students graduate admission in UBC?

A: 

For UBC graduate and master’s admission, the minimum academic requirements are common to all applicants. Students can check below for the University of British Columbia requirements for international students for UBC graduate admission: Minimum academic requirements

  • Doctoral degree – a 4-year Bachelor's degree + Master's degree or M.Phil. Degree with First Class/Division 1 (65%).
  • Master’s degree - a four-year Bachelor's Degree or a Master's degree with First Class/Division 1 (65%)
  • English Language Test score – TOEFLibt score (90), IELTS (overall 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component), and PTE (overall 65 with no less than 60 in each component)

Also Read: Eligibility Criteria to Study in Canada 

 

Q:   What is the acceptance rate of UBC for Indian students?

A: 

According to various unofficial sources, UBC acceptance rate is around 54%. This means UBC is moderately selective at the time of admissions. To improve the chances of getting admission to UBC, the applicants must aim to meet the entry and application requirements. So to take part during The University of British Columbia admissions, the applicants must have Class 12 qualification for bachelor’s courses. On the other hand, for admission to master’s courses, the applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.

 

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for Master of Business Analytics programme of the University of British Columbia?

A: 

Admission to Master of Business Analytics programme of the UBC is very competitive and takes into consideration a variety of factors such as academic performance, GMAT / GRE score, professional experience, maturity and fit. UBC Master of Business Analytics admission requirements are:

  • An undergraduate degree with minimum overall B+ average of 76% or recognised equivalent GMAT / GRE scores. Minimum 550 is required for GMAT and 155 GRE score is required in each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections
  • English language proficiency score: TOEFL with 100 on iBT / IELTS with 7.0 score with no component score less than 6.0 / PTE with overall score of 70
 

Q:   What are the MBA admission requirements for UBC Sauder School of Business?

A: 

Applications at the UBC Sauder School of Business are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed holistically. It is not guaranteed that your application is accepted after meeting the minimum requirements for UBC MBA. Below we have mentioned the complete UBC MBA admission requirements: 

  • Academic achievement
  1. Three or four-year Bachelor's degree with a B+ average.
  2. Mailed transcripts, degree certificates, and translations.

NoteApplicants who have completed their degrees at UBC will not need to send transcripts in.

  • Test Score - One of the following test scores is required:
  1. 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test
  2. 155 GRE score on both the verbal and quantitative sections

NoteTest scores are accepted within the last five years and students need to arrange GMAT or GRE scores and sent them to the university directly from the testing service organization.

  • English Proficiency - English proficiency test scores are required for all international students.
  1. TOEFL – 100
  2. IELTS Academic – 7.0
  3. PTE Academic – 70
  • Professional Experience Two years of full-time work experience gained after graduation with your Bachelor’s degree.
 

Q:   How can I apply for a full-time MBA at UBC Sauder School of Business?

A: 

To apply for a full-time MBA at UBC Sauder School of Business students need to signup on the designated link of UBC MBA application. International students are requested to keep the below documents ready to complete the application process:

  • Transcripts/degrees/diplomas/certificates (original and translated)
  • Reference letters (soft copies with recommender's details)
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • English proficiency exam

Tip: The MBA application is quite long, so if you are unable to complete it at once, you may save the details and continue by revisiting the official form the next day.

 

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MS Admissions 2024

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4.9L - 38.4L

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  • Undergraduate Degree with 65% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, GRE

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  • Liberal
  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
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  • 60% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.5
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Quality of faculty4.8
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Likes (Permanent Immigration): If you will come to UBC, it will be either for Bachelor or Masters - in both cases, you will earn good points for education. There is a high chance that you will get a good job, however no guarantee. But definitely a better chance of getting permanent residence after graduation from here than a college.
Dislikes (Indian Food): No on campus Indian restaurants or Indian food. Often during exam season, you will have to eat from outside but there are not many options available except Uncle Fatih pizza. It is also extremely expensive to eat outside. The on-campus Indian grocery store is also extremely expensive.
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UBC Admissions 2024 FAQs

Q:   How do international students get into UBC?

A: 

Indian students can apply for undergraduate programs through the EducationPlannerBC website. Below are the steps to complete your undergraduate UBC application:

  • Step 1 – Choose your degree and campus
  • Step 2 – Review the admission requirements
  • Step 3 – Start the online application
  • Step 4 – Check the application tips and complete the process easily
  • Step 5 – Submit your application and pay the fee i.e. CAD 125
  • Step 6 – Stay in touch for future updates
 

Q:   Is UBC expensive for international students?

A: 

The total expenses of studying at UBC depends on the standard of living, type of programs, transportation, etc. International students can check below the tuition fees of programs offered by the university.

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS  (73 courses)

INR 5 L - 38 L

MBA/PGDM  (8 courses)

INR 6 L - 43 L

Others / BTech  (19 courses)

INR 25 L - 35 L

BA  (57 courses)

INR 5 L - 16 L

BSc  (29 courses)

INR 13 L - 31 L

BA  (44 courses)

INR 24 L - 27 L

Others PG  (27 courses)

INR 5 L - 19 L

BBA  (3 courses)

INR 27 L - 35 L

BPharma  (2 courses)

INR 25 L - 28 L

Others0 (13 courses)

INR 13 L - 37 L

 

Q:   Does UBC give full scholarships to international students?

A: 

Yes, international students who apply for admission at the University of British Columbia will automatically consider for the merit-based International Major Entrance Scholarships and Outstanding International Student Awards scholarships. Students will get a maximum value of $25,000 per year. If this amount is not enough to cover tuitionand living cost, then students are eligible to apply for the International Scholars Program. The two popular scholarships at the university are given below:

  • International Major Entrance Scholarship
  • Outstanding International Student Award

Also check,  Top Canada Scholarships for International Students in 2023

 

Q:   Is GMAT required for UBC MBA?

A: 

Yes, it is compulsory for international students to obtain at least a 550 GMAT score with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test to secure admission to UBC’s MBA. Test scores are required for MBA admission at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Also, applicants should ensure that they have sent scores (either GMAT or GRE) directly from the testing service organization

 

Q:   Do I get financial support while studying MBA at UBC?

A: 

Yes, you will get financial support while studying MBA at UBC. The UBC Sauder School of Business offers a number of financial aid and scholarship options to international UBC MBA applicants. To qualify for the UBC MBA scholarships, you need to meet the merit requirements and apply by the UBC MBA application deadlines.

  • Regional top talent scholarships

Value - $10,000 - $60,000

  • Women in Business Leadership Scholarships

Value - $10,000 - $60,000

  • Responsible Business & Community Spirit Scholarship

Value - $10,000 - $60,000

  • International Talent Scholarships

Value - $10,000 - $60,000

Value - $10,000 - $60,000   NoteApplicants need to check the Application deadline for scholarships and apply before the deadline.

 

Q:   Is GRE compulsory for MS in University of British Columbia?

A: 

Requirements for the University of British Columbia for MS programs include:

  • Bachelor's degree (four-year or three-year UG + one-year MS) with First Class/Division 1 (65%) or Very Good (8 on a 10-point scale)
  • GREMCAT LSAT/MCAT scores as per the course requirement
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency test score of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE
  • Resume / CV
  • Essays or SOP, as per course requirement
  • Two to three LORs
  • Additional or optional supplements, as per course requirement

NoteAll applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.

 

Q:   What LSAT score do I need for UBC?

A: 

As per the unofficial sources, the UBC Law School acceptance rate is 13.3% making it difficult for international students to get into the university. Students can apply for the programme before the admission deadline i.e. December 1. Students can check below all the important detail regarding UBC admission in Law.

  • English language
  1. TOEFL score of 100 or higher (Writing score of 25) or an IELTS score of at least 7.0 (Writing score of 7.0).
  • Minimum GPA
  1. An average CGPA of 83% i.e. 3.8 approximately with an LSAT score of 166.
  • Documents Required
  1. Academic Transcripts
  2. LSAT File Number
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Two Letters of Reference
  5. Corroborative Documents
  6. Verification of Indigenous Identity
  7. Letter of Good standing
  8. Letter of Permission
  9. Evaluation Letter from the NCA
  • Online Application
  1. Students can apply online and submit a non-refundable application fee of $98.50CAD to complete the application.
 

Q:   Is University of British Columbia good for MS in CS?

A: 

Yes, the University of British Columbia is good for studying MS in Computer Science. According to US News & World Report for 2023, UBC ranks 56 for Computer Science. Other major ranking providers like Times Higher Education and QS rank the UBC MS in CS courses at 47 and 21 respectively. The other popular master’s degrees offered at the University of British Columbia are:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Life Science & Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Science & Management

NoteAbove popular master ’s degree, data has been taken from unofficial sources. Hence, it is subject to vary.

 

Q:   Is UBC good for Law?

A: 

Yes, it is the perfect choice for international students to study Law in Canada at UBC. The Peter A. Allard School of Law is the college of UBC that offers a Law programme to international students. The Peter A. Allard School of Law is one of Canada’s leading law schools and has over 10,000 notable alumni around the world. World ranking provider like Times Higher Education and QS World University ranking ranks the university 34 and 44 respectively for Law. Also check, the top law schools in Canada.

 

Q:   What rank is UBC Law school?

A: 

The University of British Columbia law school is ranked among the top 10 law schools in Canada and among the top 100 law schools in the world for 2023. THE subject ranking improves the university ranking from last year. According to the Times Higher Education subject ranking, UBC ranked #39 in 2022 while in 2023 the university ranked #34 in the world. QS World University subject ranking ranks the university at 44 for 2023.

Source

Law Ranking 2023

Times Higher Education

34

QS World University Ranking

44

 
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