If you are international and are admitted to UBC from a secondary school in Canada, you must obtain a new study permit prior to starting classes at UBC because your study permit for studying in secondary schools does not allow you to study at the university/college level. You can do this by following the same process as extending your study permit.
You must apply as soon as possible and make sure you have a new study permit before you attend UBC. You can apply to renew your study permit online when you are in Canada. If you will not be in Canada in time to apply to change your study permit’s conditions, contact an International Student Advisor (RCIC) at International House.
If you already have a valid study permit for post-secondary study in Canada, you can use that permit to study at UBC. As a post-secondary student, you can transfer between programs of study and institutions without applying for a change to the conditions of your study permit - you simply need to change your Designated Learning Institution (DLI) online.