Before applying to do graduate studies at UBC, please check the Faculty of Graduate Studies website to see if you meet their minimum requirements. Many departments also have higher TOEFL requirements for graduate students.
Students who intend to conduct research while on exchange
You must have approval from a UBC faculty member who will to supervise your research at UBC prior to completing their online application. Your research will likely count as one course (and may or may not be credit bearing). Please note that you are also required to take courses in addition to your research. Students coming to UBC for research-only activity are asked to come through the Visiting International Research Students (VIRS) program even when coming from an exchange partner university.
Classifying as a graduate student
Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree may be considered graduate students at UBC. There is limited availability in graduate-level courses.
Classification as a graduate student at your home university does not necessarily mean that you will be considered a graduate student at UBC.
Restrictions for incoming exchange students
Please note that Economics, Business, Psychology, Health Sciences, Community and Regional Planning, and Anthropology courses are not available to exchange students at the graduate level.
Undergraduate students taking graduate-level courses
Undergraduate students wishing to take graduate-level courses are required to complete the following form, after arrival at UBC.