Non-Degree Studies

Non-Degree Studies provides study options for individuals wishing to take UBC credit-based courses without pursuing a UBC degree, diploma, or certificate.


Non-Degree Studies is an option if:

  • You want to take courses for general interest
  • You want to take a course for professional upgrading or academic advancement
  • You are completing an undergraduate degree at another institution
  • You have already completed a degree

How to become a Non-Degree Studies student


The admission process differs based upon your academic background.

Types of Non-Degree Studies students

Unclassified For students who have completed an undergraduate degree
Visiting For students enrolled in a Bachelor degree program at another institution
Access Studies For students who have not completed a degree and are interested in taking courses for general interest,not toward a UBC degree

You will submit an application, pay the application fee, then wait for an acknowledgement email with next steps.

When to apply

Course start date  Application deadline
September (Winter Session Term 1)   July 15
January (Winter Session Term 2) October 15 (not available to Visiting students)
May (Summer Session Term 1 or 2) March 15

If you have questions

Non-Degree Studies - UBC Vancouver

Non-Degree Studies - UBC Vancouver

Enrolment Services

Enrolment Services Advising Centre
Brock Hall
1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1