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.

Overview

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 for you if you meet one of the following:

  • 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.

If you would like to take courses at the UBC Okanagan campus, please contact UBC Okanagan Student Services.

Types of Non-Degree Studies

  • 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 towards a UBC degree

Enroling in non-degree studies

The admission process differs based upon your academic background.

  1. Submit an application by reviewing the Non-Degree Studies program requirements and following their application process.
  2. Pay the application fee.
  3. Wait for an acknowledgement email with next steps.
     

Application dates

Course start date  Application deadline

September for Winter Session Term 1

July 15

The Term 1 and 2 application deadline for Visiting students is July 15.

January for Winter Session Term 2

October 15

If you are a Visiting student, this deadline is not applicable to you. You must submit your Term 1 or 2 application by July 15.

May for Summer Session Term 1 or 2

March 15

Registering for courses

Once you are admitted, you will need to register for courses. Even if you’re enrolled in Non-Degree Studies, you are not guaranteed access to a particular course.

Additional resources

If you have questions