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UBC - University of British Columbia

UBC offers two campus locations on the sunny West Coast of Canada. We combine world-class academics with countless extra-curricular activitirities to develop your social communities and professional skills. UBC offers a diverse, inclusive, inquisitive and exciting university experience.

About the institution

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC embraces innovation and transforms ideas into action. Since 1915, UBC has been opening doors of opportunity for people with the curiosity, drive and vision to shape a better world.

UBC's research-intensive campuses act as an incubator for bright ideas and a jumping-off point for adventure, both inside and outside the classroom. With its cosmopolitan community and award-winning professors, UBC offers the chance for you to learn from some of the best faculty worldwide, contribute to projects with global significance, and have the freedom to develop your academic interests.

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Number of Undergraduate Students

55000

Student to Faculty Ratio

15:1

Size of Instituition

Very Large Institution >30,000

Selectivity

Highly Selective (10-25% admitted) - Admission is competitive and holistic - different courses and campuses will vary in requirements.

Campus Style

Both our campuses are located less than 5 miles from their respective city centres.

Education Model

We offer a flexible approach to academics that allows learners to choose their own path to success.

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes - We offer one-off internships, work placements on campus, and also co-operative education placements.

Are there study abroad options?

Some courses only - We have university partners in 45 countries

Cost of Tuition

$40,000 CAD (international) / $6,000 CAD (domestic)

Funding

Yes - We gave out $35m CAD to international students in 2021. Awards are a mix of need and merit-based.

IB Grade Requirements

35+

UFP Grade Requirements

Not accepted

Subjects

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World top 50

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#2 in Canada's Reputation Rankings

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Accounting & Finance
World Top 50
Anatomy & Physiology
World Top 50
Anthropology
World Top 50
Archaeology
World Top 50
Architecture & Built Environment
World Top 50
Art & Design
World Top 200
Biological Sciences
World Top 50
Biological Sciences/Biology
Country Top 10
Business and Management
Country Top 10
Business and Management
World Top 50
Chemical Engineering
World Top 100
Chemistry
World Top 50
Civil and Structural Engineering
World Top 50
Communication and Media Studies
World Top 50
Computer Science
Country Top 10
Computer Science and Information Systems
World Top 50
Dentistry
World Top 50
Development Studies
World Top 50
Economics & Econometrics
World Top 50
Education
Country Top 10
Education & Training
World Top 10
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
World Top 50
Engineering
World Top 100
Engineering
Country Top 10
Engineering and Technology
World Top 50
English Language & Literature
World Top 50
Environmental Science
Country Top 10
Environmental Sciences
World Top 50
Geography
World Top 10
Geology
World Top 50
History
World Top 50
Hospitality & Leisure Management
World Top 100
Law and Legal Studies
World Top 50
Linguistics
World Top 50
Materials Sciences
World Top 100
Mathematics
World Top 50
Mathematics
Country Top 10
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
World Top 100
Medicine
World Top 50
Modern Languages
World Top 50
Nursing
World Top 50
Nursing
Country Top 10
Performing Arts
World Top 100
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
World Top 50
Philosophy
World Top 100
Physics & Astronomy
World Top 50
Politics
World Top 50
Psychology
Country Top 10
Psychology
World Top 50
Social Policy & Administration
World Top 50
Sociology
World Top 50
Sports-Related Subjects
World Top 10
Statistics and Operational Research
World Top 50
Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
World Top 50
Subject Name
Degree Area
African Studies
Language & Culture
Anatomy Physiology and Pathology
Sciences
Anthropology
Society & Social Sciences
Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Language & Culture
Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
Architecture
Art & Design
Art & Design
Art & Design
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Sciences
Biochemistry/Biomedicine
Sciences
Biological Sciences
Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Business and Management
Business
Chemical/Energy Engineering
Engineering
Chemistry
Sciences
Chinese Studies
Language & Culture
Civil Engineering
Engineering
Classics and Ancient History
Society & Social Sciences
Communication and Media Studies
English & Media
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Creative Writing
English & Media
Development Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Dietetics/Nutrition
Medicine & Healthcare
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Ecology & Conservation
Sciences
Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Education
Society & Social Sciences
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English Literature and/or Language
English & Media
Environmental Science
Sciences
Film and Media Production
Art & Design
Financial Mathematics
Mathematics
Geography
Society & Social Sciences
Geology/Geoscience
Sciences
History
Society & Social Sciences
International Relations
Society & Social Sciences
Journalism
English & Media
Law
Society & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts Only
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linguistics
Language & Culture
Marketing
Business
Materials Science
Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering
Modern Languages Mixed
Language & Culture
Music
Performing Arts
Natural Sciences
Sciences
Nursing
Medicine & Healthcare
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Medicine & Healthcare
Philosophy
Society & Social Sciences
Philosophy Politics and Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Physics
Sciences
Physiotherapy
Medicine & Healthcare
Politics
Society & Social Sciences
Pre-Med
Medicine & Healthcare
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences
Sociology
Society & Social Sciences
Software Engineering
Computing & ICT
Sport Science
Sciences
Statistics
Mathematics
Theology and Religious Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Urban Planning
Society & Social Sciences
Zoology
Sciences

The UBC Personal Profile

The Personal Profile is a crucial section in your UBC application. This is your chance to tell us about the things that are important to you, your significant achievements, what you’ve learned from your experiences, and the challenges you’ve overcome.

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