Does university of British Columbia accept international students?

Yes, the University of British Columbia (UBC) accepts international students in Canada. International students make up about 27% of UBC’s student body, and the university is committed to providing them with a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

To be eligible for admission to UBC as an international student, you must:

  • Meet the general admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate studies, as applicable.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting the university’s English language requirements.
  • Obtain a study permit from the Canadian government.

UBC offers a variety of resources and support services for international students, including:

  • The International Student Advising (ISA) office, which provides guidance on immigration, visas, health insurance, and other matters.
  • The UBC English Language Institute (ELI), which offers English language courses for international students of all levels.
  • The International Student Ambassador Program, which connects new international students with current students who can provide support and guidance.


  • Applications for undergraduate programs open in September and close in January.
  • Applications for graduate programs open in September or October and close in December or January.


  • Undergraduate programs: January 15th
  • Graduate programs: December 1st or January 31st (depending on the program)