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Prospective applicants who are Canadian citizens/Permanent residents are strongly advised to apply for Tri-Agency awards by the award application deadline. Students who are successful at obtaining a fellowship for graduate studies from agencies such as NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC greatly increase their chance of admission.

Our department is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and these are considered in all admission and funding decision.

Graduate students in the Department of Psychology receive financial support at levels comparable to those at other major universities. Students receive a minimum guaranteed level of support for the first two years of the MA ($23,000 per year for two years) and the first four years of the PhD ($23,000 per year for four years), unless other arrangements are made at the time of admission. Funding packages are generally comprised of a combination of Fellowship, Teaching Assistantship (TA) and/or Research Assistantship (RA).

Support is available to both domestic and international graduate students and is comprised of some combination of fellowships, awards, teaching assistantship, and research assistantship. Students are expected to apply for scholarships and financial awards during their studies here. Financial support is contingent on maintaining high academic standing and making satisfactory progress toward degree completion.

All applicants and continuing students who have applied for fellowships (Tri-Council doctoral and master’s awards, UBC Affiliated Fellowships) will be adjudicated and ranked by the Fellowships Committee. These applications and rankings are the basis for awarding university and department fellowships. The Associate Head for Graduate Affairs combines these rankings to determine allocations of funding including UBC’s Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) and 4-Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) awards. All eligible students must apply for funding (e.g., external fellowship or UBC affiliated fellowship) in the fall if they want to be considered for any university or department funding for the following academic year.

Other funding opportunities include Research Assistantship (RA), Teaching Assistantship (TA), and Travel Awards for both MA and PhD students. Refer to the Awards Opportunities page to learn more about other internal and external funding opportunities.

Graduate Entrance Scholarship (GES) Entering MA students are automatically considered for a Graduate Entrance Scholarship (GES); no separate application is required. The Graduate Admissions Committee adjudicates these nominations based on all information available in the application for graduate studies, including academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and research productivity.

Successful applicants will receive a GES worth $17,500 for the first year of their MA studies. Applicants who have successfully secured both the CGSM (see below) and GES will receive their CGSM award during the first year, and the GES will be deferred to the second year of MA study.

Tri-Council Canadian Graduate Scholarships - Master’s Awards (CGSM) The major external granting agencies for Canadian graduate students are within the Tri-Council group: the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) , the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) , and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) . These awards are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents; international students are not eligible.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Tri-Agency CGSM award by the December 1 deadline as students who are successful at obtaining a fellowship for graduate studies from agencies such as NSERC, CIHR, or SSHRC greatly increase their chance of admission. Fellowships at the master’s level are worth $17,500 or more. For information and instructions on submitting an application for a CGSM awards, please review the Harmonized Tri-Council Awards website. The application deadline for CGSM is December 1, and applications are submitted directly via Research Portal .

Tri-Council CGSM applications are adjudicated by the department’s Fellowships Committee, comprised of six faculty members plus a faculty member Chair. The committee forms two-member subcommittees that independently rank each application on the basis of scholarly record, research productivity, leadership, and letters of reference. The top candidates will be nominated to compete at the University level (adjudicated by G+PS). Applicants who have successfully secured both the CGSM and GES will receive their CGSM award during the first year, and the GES will be deferred to the second year of the MA study.

UBC-Affiliated Fellowships The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) offers approximately 50 UBC-Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.  The application deadline for UBC-Affiliated Fellowships is December 1.

UBC-Affiliated Fellowship applications are adjudicated by the department’s Fellowships Committee, comprised of six faculty members plus a faculty member Chair. The committee forms two-member subcommittees that independently rank each application on the basis of scholarly record, research productivity, leadership, and letters of reference. The top candidates will be nominated to compete at the university level (adjudicated by G+PS).

UBC-Affiliated Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000. Additional Information can be found on the Affiliated Fellowship Master’s Program page.

University Fellowships The Department of Psychology receives funds from the university to support one-year fellowships for master’s level study. This funding comes from the UBC Graduate Support Initiative , a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. The department allocates these fellowships based on the Fellowships Committee rankings of applications; no separate application is required.

International Tuition Awards (ITA) UBC automatically offers a tuition scholarship of up to $3,200, which is applied to tuition paid by non-Canadian students who are registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral program that assesses International tuition fees per year. Visit the International tuition award page for more information.

Funding and Awards for PhD Program Applicants

Tri-Council Doctoral Fellowships The major external granting agencies for Canadian graduate students are within the Tri-Council group: the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) , the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) , and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) . At the doctoral level, the agencies offer a range of multi-year fellowships with varying amounts of support. These awards are open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents; international students are not eligible. Visit the specific agency websites for more information about applying. The department application deadline is generally in mid to late-September.

Prospective applicants who intend to apply for admission to the PhD program and are Canadian citizens/Permanent residents are strongly encouraged to apply for the Tri-Agency Doctoral level award by the award application deadline.

Tri-Council doctoral scholarship applications are adjudicated by the department’s Fellowships Committee, comprised of six faculty members plus a faculty member Chair. The committee forms two-member subcommittees that independently rank each application on the basis of scholarly record, research productivity, leadership, and letters of reference. The top candidates will be nominated to compete at the university level (adjudicated by G+PS).

NSERC doctoral fellowships provide support to the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of highly qualified Canadians with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and universities.

SSHRC provides financial support for post-secondary research training and knowledge mobilization activities for students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.

CIHR is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research and provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.

Qualified Aboriginal and Indigenous students are encouraged to apply.

UBC-Affiliated Fellowships The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) offers approximately 50 UBC-Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.

UBC-Affiliated Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000. The department application deadline is generally in mid to late September.  Additional information can be found on the Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program page.

Four-Year Fellowships (4YF) Each year, the department awards several Four-Year Doctoral Fellowships (4YF). The 4YF provides funding for up to four years of doctoral study, beginning in either the first or the second year of the PhD and contingent on satisfactory academic progress. Fellows receive a minimum stipend of $18,200 per year plus tuition.  Both Canadian and International students are eligible for the 4YF.

Students holding a Tri-Council doctoral award automatically become 4YF designates and may be eligible for tuition support and a 4YF stipend, depending on the value and duration of the Tri-Council award.  There is no separate application for the 4YF; allocation decisions are made at the department’s discretion based on Fellowships Committee ranking of applications.

For more information, please refer to the 4YF guidelines .

University Fellowships The department receives funds from the university to support one-year fellowships for doctoral level study. This funding comes from the UBC Graduate Support Initiative , a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. The department allocates these fellowships based on the Fellowships Committee rankings of applications; no separate application is required.

President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award (PAEIPA) UBC automatically offers the PAEIPA awards to all new and continuing PhD students. Award values per student vary depending on student type and year standing. For more information, please refer to the PAEIPA award page.

Assistantships

Please note that unlike Fellowship & Awards, payments for RA and TA are made following the payroll schedule.

Research Assistantships (RA) Faculty in our department attract over $5 million each year in grant funding. Most have very active labs with opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate research assistantships. These RA appointments are desirable because they involve students directly in work that is relevant to their research interests. RAs are arranged directly with the faculty member who is usually, but not always, the student’s research supervisor. Note RA funding amount varies depending on individual research supervisor.

Teaching Assistantships (TA) Teaching assistantships are available to all psychology graduate students. Note that TA appointments are not automatic, students must submit a TA application by the deadline. FOr more information, refer to the TA resources page . Non-Canadians should obtain a social insurance number as soon as possible. The department has an annual budget of approximately $1 million for such appointments. In 2022, the stipend for a full-time TA appointment (average of 12 hours/week for 8 months) is $14,410 for MA students and $14,971 for PhD students (amount subjects to change based on CUPE 2278 collective agreements). Students admitted to the program are contacted in late spring concerning these positions. Additional information can be found on the Research & Teaching Assistantships at UBC  page.

Travel Awards

The department of psychology also has funding available from the estate of a distinguished alumnus, Dr. Michael J. Quinn. The Quinn Exchange Fellowships have been established for students pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology at UBC through short-term exchanges with graduate students in universities outside of British Columbia. In addition to enhancing research opportunities, this program fosters new ties with foreign academics, creates opportunities for innovative research collaborations, and broadens job prospects for our graduates. Visit  The Quinn Memorial Endowment  website for more information.

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The PhD in Educational Studies is a research-oriented doctoral program for students interested in any of the study areas offered in the department.

Students are required to take three doctoral seminars. All other courses in a student’s program are determined in consultation with faculty. Students in the PhD program typically devote two years to coursework, and two to four years to developing and carrying out a research project designed to make an original contribution to knowledge in the study area.

The university allows doctoral students up to six years to complete program requirements. There is no set number of credits required for PhD programs at UBC.

For further facts and figures about the PhD in Educational Studies, please click here .

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Study

All graduate program applicants in the Department of Educational Studies (EDST) must meet the minimum entry requirements established by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, which oversees graduate work at UBC. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be considered for admission only in exceptional circumstances.

Admission to the PhD program is highly competitive, based on the pool of applicants considered by the Admissions Committee, and subject to university and departmental requirements and departmental capacities for supervision.

More Info: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/graduate-degree-programs/phd-educational-studies

Please note: Applicants with full-funding from scholarships, fellowships, or alike, are still required to complete the PhD application process in the Department of Educational Studies (EDST).  In addition, all applicants will undergo adjudication by the PhD committee to determine admission. To be clear, applicants who bring full-funding with them are not automatically admitted .

General Eligibility

To be eligible for admission to a PhD program at UBC, applicants must hold a master's degree (or equivalent) from an approved institution with clear evidence of research ability or potential; or a bachelor’s degree with one year of study in a master's program with 12 credits of first class average, of which 9 credits must be at the 500-level or above and at least 9 credits must be of first class standing and clear evidence of research ability or potential. (For more detailed admissions requirements, please see the links below).

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - Minimum Academic Requirements: Canadian or U.S. Credentials http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/minimum-academic-requirements-canadian-or-us-credentials

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies - Minimum Academic Requirements: International Credentials http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/minimum-academic-requirements-international-credentials

English Requirements

English Proficiency Test Score: Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum score of 600 (paper version), 250 (computer version), 92 with a minimum of 22 in each component (iTB) is required for admission to all programs in Educational Studies. Visit TOEFL’s website
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): Minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 81.

The applicants must have an official report of their score on one of these tests sent directly from the testing service to the Graduate Program Assistant, Department of Educational Studies at the address below by the application deadline. Score reports more than two years old will not be accepted.

More Information: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/english-proficiency-requirements

Most importantly with regard to a PhD application, please note that among other applicable requirements requested by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and by other UBC competent jurisdictions, as part of such an application you must submit:

  • A Statement of Intent (800-1200 words) which clearly shows that your research topic/interest fits within the department in terms of prospective supervisors and areas of interest. Such a statement should also articulate the general research directions you would like to pursue during your program, if admitted. This statement should be 800-1200 words.
  • A sample of your writing and engagement with research  (maximum 5,000 words without references). The intent is to demonstrate your ability to communicate your ideas and your interests in a clear way. Writing samples typically take the form of an excerpt from a chapter from a masters thesis, a published article, or a substantial scholarly paper
  • Entries on your transcript showing evidence of having taken courses on research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, ethnographic or philosophical) and research more generally at the Masters level.

Also, while this is not a requirement, it is very important for you to contact at least one faculty member who could be a potential supervisor of your work (has expertise and interest in the area and/or topic you want to focus on) and inquire whether they would be willing to supervise your work ( see list of faculty and areas of expertise at: https://edst.educ.ubc.ca/faculty-staff/faculty ). Even if they do not commit to supervising your work, you could list such a faculty member (one or even two is acceptable) as a potential supervisor when you apply (which would provide further proof of your suitability for the PhD and familiarity with the programmes and areas of expertise of faculty).

In May 2017 the UBC-V Senate approved the establishment of a university-wide minimum funding level for all PhD students. Specifically, all full-time students who begin a UBC-Vancouver PhD program in September 2018 or later will be provided with a minimum funding package equal to $18,000 for each of the first four years of their PhD. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, and graduate academic assistantships.

For more information, see:

https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/minimum-funding-policy-phd-students

Doctoral students are also expected to apply for and obtain  funding. Our faculty are very supportive in this regard, and are able to help their supervised students build their applications, as well as supporting them by writing letters of appraisal.

If you do not live in Vancouver at present, you may want to consider the cost of living in Vancouver, and obtain further information from the website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies ( http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students ).

Program Requirements

Program Worksheets are available here: https://edst.educ.ubc.ca/resources/policies/

Doctoral Seminar and Colloquium

There are three required courses in the PhD program.

The first doctoral seminar (EDST 601A) is designed to help beginning students become familiar with the department, policies and procedures related to doctoral studies, and for an examination of critical theoretical traditions and conceptual problems in the social sciences as applied to education.

The second doctoral seminar (EDST 601B) exposes students to positivist, interpretive, historical, and philosophical methods, and a deep understanding of current methodological issues and debates.

The third doctoral seminar (EDST 602) explores what it means to engage in a doctoral experience with particular focus on scholarly writing, preparing for comprehensive exams, and thesis proposals.

Coursework in Specialization

Students in the PhD program are expected to take courses in their specialization so that they are familiar with current theory and research. Courses are selected in consultation with an adviser or program advisory committee.

Courses in the student’s specialization should be completed in the first year of the program.

Other Coursework

PhD students typically take additional courses to give them the breadth and depth of understanding of contemporary educational theories. Doctoral study is oriented toward the thesis research, but relevant coursework beyond the student’s specialization is recommended.

Research Methods

PhD students are expected to be familiar with the various methods used in contemporary educational research and to master the particular methods relative to their research. Developing proficiency in research methods normally requires enrolling in available courses and reading widely in the research methods literature. Before research proposals are approved, students are expected to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully carry out their research plan.

Comprehensive Examination

All students in the PhD program are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination after their coursework and before they present their research proposal. The examination is prepared by the student’s program adviser or research supervisory committee. Details about the mechanics of the examination and the options in format of the examination can be obtained from advisers or the department’s Graduate Program Assistant.

The PhD thesis is an original piece of research in the student’s area of specialization. Students develop research proposals which must be approved by a research supervisory committee of a supervisor and at least two other committee members. Research supervisory committees provide direction to the student, read and critique drafts of the thesis, and participate in the final oral examination.

PhD Residency

There is no residency requirement per se, but PhD students are expected to make steady progress through their coursework, comprehensive exams and thesis research. Current policies require PhD students to achieve candidacy by the end of their third year of study. Achieving candidacy involves completing all coursework, passing the comprehensive exam and having an approved research proposal.

Apply Online: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/apply/online/

Admission to the PhD program is on a competitive basis, within the broader context of the pool of applicants considered by the Committee, subject to university and departmental requirements and to departmental capacities for supervision.

Applications should be submitted online at  www.grad.ubc.ca/apply/online . All of the following components of an application must be received by the department’s Graduate Program Assistant before the file can be reviewed by the appropriate admissions committee. Without complete documentation, the application review process cannot begin.

a. Online UBC application form . When you submit an online application at  www.grad.ubc.ca/apply/online , the completed form is automatically forwarded to the Department's Graduate Program Assistant. A non-refundable processing fee payable is to UBC: see the cover of the official UBC application form for the exact amount.

b. Upload digital copies (.pdfs) of official transcripts.  See Digital Copies of Official Transcripts tab for details

c. Three references –  The purpose of the references is to provide a comprehensive portrayal of your relevant background and capacity to complete the PhD. Letters of reference should speak to your ability to pursue research and produce scholarly writing at the doctoral level. Suitable referees include professors, supervisors, principals, or other persons to whom you are, or have been, accountable academically in employment or as a volunteer. Academic references are preferred. If the original letter is in another language, the letter must be accompanied by a certified English translation. There are three possible formats for references:

  • Electronic references : In the online application system, applicants are asked to provide an email address for each referee. Once the online application has been submitted, a unique link will be emailed to each referee, allowing her or him to log in to a secure site and submit an online reference or upload a reference document as an attachment.
  • Letters of reference (hard copy or email attachment) : Your referee may wish to send a paper letter. Paper letters of reference should be on referee’s official letterhead and must be mailed directly by the referee to the Graduate Program Assistant (see address below) in a sealed and endorsed envelope, or as a .pdf email attachment.
  • Reference forms (hard copy or email attachment) : UBC provides a  general reference form . Your referee may fill out this form and mail it directly to the relevant program in a sealed and endorsed envelope, or send it as a .pdf email attachment.
  • All references must be sent by referees directly. Reference letters or forms submitted by the applicant will not be accepted .
  • The application system and department are unable to accept referee emails from Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, MSN or other free email accounts.
  • By “sealed, endorsed envelope” we mean that the envelope needs to be sealed and that the signature of the referee be placed over the seal (i.e., partially on the flap and partially on the rest of the envelope).

Note: It is advisable to contact referees and inform them of the Admissions deadline early in your process.

d. Statement of intent.  You need to describe your specific interests in pursuing a PhD and precisely why you are applying to the Department of Educational Studies and to the program or concentration you have selected (800-1200 words). This statement should highlight the following:

  • Your engagement with graduate research , which clearly shows that your research topic/interest fits within the department in terms of prospective supervisors and areas of interest.
  • The general research directions you would like to pursue during your program, if admitted.
  • Name(s) of faculty member(s) with whom you have been in contact and/or who you identify as being suitable as research supervisor

e. Writing Sample (maximum 5,000 words without references)

  • The intent is to demonstrate your engagement with research and your ability to communicate your ideas and your interests in a clear way. Writing samples typically take the form of an excerpt from a chapter from a masters thesis, a published article, or a substantial scholarly paper.

f. Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Please provide a CV as evidence of your potential to succeed in EDST at the graduate level.

After submitting your application, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all supporting materials are submitted by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will only review completed applications. You can check the status of your application and supporting materials through the online application system .

Applicants from outside Canada should be aware of additional requirements that may apply. Please read the following to determine which of these requirements may apply to you.

International Credentials Equivalency

Please see the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/minimum-academic-requirements-international-credentials

International Transcripts and Translation Requirements

See International Transcripts and Translation Requirements tab for details

Entering Canada

To enter Canada, a “Student Authorization” (Student Visa) is required. Apply as soon as possible to the nearest Canadian Consular or Immigration Office since it may take 8–10 weeks for processing. For applicants applying from the People’s Republic of China it may take 3–6 months. Applying for a Student Authorization requires a UBC letter of admission/acceptance; a valid passport; and evidence of adequate funds for tuition, maintenance of the student and, if married, the student’s spouse and children, plus travel funds to and from Canada. Please consult the Immigration Canada website:  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp .

If the application for a visa is approved, the UBC letter of admission/acceptance will be returned to the student and must be retained for presentation to the Immigration Officer at the Canadian point of entry.

Canadian Transcripts

UBC has changed its application document requirements.

If you are applying to begin study in 2016 or beyond, you will normally scan and upload digital copies (.pdfs) of official required documents in the application system. These are considered "unofficial documents". These uploaded copies of your official documents will be used for initial evaluation of the applicant.

Conditional admission offers may be made based on documents uploaded to the application system. However, admission offers will not be finalized and applicants will not be allowed to register in a graduate program until one set of all required official academic records are received and validated by the University.

UPLOADING UNOFFICIAL COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS IN THE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Applicants with Canadian transcripts (other than UBC) must obtain an official paper transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended.  UBC transcripts are not required.

Each transcript should be scanned as an individual .pdf file and then uploaded to the application system as indicated. They should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Kelly Smith-University of Waterloo Transcript.pdf Kelly Smith-CV.pdf Kelly Smith-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

Transcripts must be scanned front and back. All pages of one transcript, front and back, should be uploaded as a single file (rather than a separate file for each page).

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

To be considered official, academic records must either be received in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution, or be sent via secure electronic delivery by the issuing institution.

If you have been offered admission conditional upon receipt of official documentation, you must provide UBC with one set of official transcripts for every postsecondary institution you have attended for the equivalent of one year or more of full-time study. UBC reserves the right to also require any individual applicant to provide official transcripts for study of less than one year duration. Do not send official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission unless you have received special instructions from the graduate program to which you have applied.

Documents being provided to meet conditions of admission should be sent directly to:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies University of British Columbia 6371 Crescent Rd Vancouver, BC CANADA  V6T 1Z2

CURRENT AND FORMER UBC STUDENTS

You do not need to submit UBC transcripts as part of your graduate application, as this data is already available through the student database system. However, be aware that you are still responsible for submitting transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions that you have attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.).

International Transcripts and Translations

UPLOADING UNOFFICIAL COPIES OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN THE APPLICATION SYSTEM

Applicants with transcripts from non-Canadian post-secondary institutions must obtain an official paper transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended.

Each transcripts should be scanned as an individual .pdf file and then uploaded to the application system as indicated. Otherwise, they should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript.pdf Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript English Translation.pdf Peng Zhang-CV.pdf Peng Zhang-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

If you have transcripts that are issued in a language other than English, then in addition to uploading digital copies of the documents in their original language, you must also upload a certified literal English translation of your transcripts from your home university's translation service or certified English translator.

Please consult the document scanning and uploading instructions provided within the online application for detailed instructions.

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

After being offered admission: If you have been offered admission conditional upon receipt of official documentation, you must provide UBC with one set of official transcripts for every postsecondary institution you have attended for the equivalent of one year or more of full-time study. UBC reserves the right to also require any individual applicant to provide official transcripts for study of less than one year duration.

If an official transcript does not indicate the degree name and the degree conferral date, then an official copy of the degree certificate must also be submitted

If your university issues only one original copy of transcripts/degree certificates:

Make photocopies of your original academic records and send them to your home university. Ask your home university to:

  • verify that the photocopies are consistent with their records.
  • attest that the copies are true photocopies and stamp them with an official university stamp.
  • put the attested, stamped photocopies in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Registrar.
  • mail the sealed, endorsed envelopes directly to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

If your transcripts are issued in a language other than English:

  • arrange to have a set of all official transcripts issued in their original language.
  • obtain a certified literal English translation of your transcripts from your home university's translation service.
  • send both the original transcripts and the literal English translation to UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

If your home university does not provide English translations of transcripts:

  • make a photocopy of your copy of your transcripts. Do not open a sealed, endorsed envelope containing transcripts intended for submission to your program.
  • take the copy to a certified English translator and ask them to provide a complete, word-by-word, literal English translation.
  • tell the translator to put both the original language photocopy and the English translation into a sealed envelope, and endorse the envelope by signing across the seal.
  • send the sealed, endorsed envelopes from the translator to UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
  • send your original transcripts in the original language to UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

Note: Academic records must be translated in their entirety, including any information that appears on the reverse side of any document.

UBC does not accept the following:

  • photocopies that have not been stamped, attested and endorsed by the Registrar at your home university
  • documents in envelopes that have been opened
  • documents that do not arrive in sealed envelopes endorsed by the issuing institution or certified translator
  • documents that arrive without the official seal of the university
  • photocopies notarized by a notary public
  • photocopies endorsed by a lawyer, professor, judge etc.
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The following resources are available to MASc & PhD students (MEng students are eligible for Teaching Assistantships only):

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI)

Eligibility: all students

The Graduate Support Initiative is a system for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. GSI funding cannot be used as payment for employment; nor will it replace funding for TA-ships. Funding for the GSI will be phased in as the PhD Tuition Fee Award is phased out over the next several years.

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Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)

Eligibility: all PhD students, selection based on academic excellence, upon the recommendation of the graduate program, automatic for Tri-Council holders for the balance of 4 years not covered by their scholarship

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship awards are worth up to $16,000 plus tuition for up to four years.

Tri-Council scholarships (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC)

Eligibility:  Tri-Council - Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent resident research students with first class standing NSERC IPS - all research students with first class standing

There are three federal agencies that provide research funding for university students, postdoctoral fellows and professors. Referred to as the Tri-Council, they include the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ( CIHR ), the Social Sciences and Health Research Council ( SSHRC ) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council ( NSERC ).

Department deadlines for completed applications and supporting documents for the Tri-Council Competitions will be posted on their websites in late August each year.

The NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship ( IPS ) program provides support for graduate students who wish to gain research experience in industry. Applicants apply directly to NSERC.

APSC top-ups for Tri-Council winners

Eligibility: all Tri-Council holders

In recognition of their academic excellence, all Tri-Council winners are offered competitive funding packages. Minimum packages are guaranteed for each year the award is held. 

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Eligibility:  Research Assistantships - all research students Teaching Assistantships - all full-time students

The majority of MASc and PhD students who do not hold major scholarships (e.g., NSERC fellowships) are offered Research Assistantships (RAs) by their supervisors. Such assistantships are funded by research grants for specified projects which almost always constitute thesis projects. RAs may be held in conjunction with Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and some scholarships. 

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Prospective/current students should go through the internal and external awards and scholarship databases to find funding opportunities according to their eligibility criterias. 

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PhD Student in Post-fire Damage of Mass Timber Structures

Project description We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified PhD student to join our research team focused on fire safety of mass timber structures. The envisaged research will assess and

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Job Category Student Employee Job Title PhD position: Resilience and vulnerability of tundra landscapes to permafrost thaw Department Research | Myers-Smith Lab | Department of Forest and

PhD position: Spatial patterns and resilience in tundra community composition

Job Category Student Employee Job Title PhD position: Spatial patterns and resilience in tundra community composition Department Research | Myers-Smith Lab | Department of Forest and Conservation

PhD Student - Development of Climate Informed, LIDAR Derived, Growth and Yield Models

Under a changing climate, new approaches to develop growth and yield models using a time series of 3D remote sensing observations (specifically Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) or LiDAR) and information on climate are needed. By developing next generation growth and yield models that incorporate...

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strategy and better informing management decisions. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and independent person for a four-year funded PhD position. The overall aims of the position

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nominees must hold a PhD and must have publishedat least one major piece of work, such as a book or a collection of articles related to a major project. Non-academic nominees are NOT required to hold a PhD

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UBC Four Years Doctoral Fellowship Program (4YF) 2025 (Fully Funded)

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University of British Columbia (UBC) Four Years Doctoral Fellowship Program (4YF) 2025-2026 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for Doctoral  studies. This scholarship is valued at $18,200 stipend plus full tuition coverage for four years.

University of British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for the Four Years Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) Program which is awarded to attract and support outstanding domestic and international PhD students, and provide those students with stable, base-level funding for the first four years of their PhD studies and research.

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The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program will ensure UBC’s best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students are provided with financial support of at least $18,200 per year plus tuition for up to four years of their Doctoral studies. This program allows UBC to continue to attract and support outstanding domestic and international Doctoral students, and provide those students with stable, base-level funding for their Doctoral studies and research.

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  • Level of Study: Doctoral (PhD)
  • Institution:  University of British Columbia
  • Study in: Canada
  • Program Period: Four Years
  • Deadline: No application deadline (Check Program specific deadlines here )

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University of British Columbia Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) Program provide the recipient up to $18,200 stipend plus full tuition coverage for four years.

Eligibility Criteria for University of British Columbia Doctoral Fellowship

To be eligible for University of British Columbia Four Years Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) Program, these points should be considered:

  • Required Languages: English
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  • Four Year Fellowships may be held by domestic and international students. In general, the fellowships are offered to students beginning their first year of PhD studies, but may be offered to continuing PhD students.
  • 4YF funding may be offered for up to four years, but the duration of funding may be less in some circumstances (please refer to the 4YF Guidelines for details).
  •  In all cases, funding is subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students holding the following Tri-Agency awards automatically become 4YF designates:  Vanier Scholarships, Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGSD), CIHR Doctoral Research Awards, NSERC Doctoral Postgraduate Scholarships (PGSD), and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships. Doctoral students who obtain Tri-Agency scholarships may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, to the end of the fourth year of PhD studies.
  • Other major external scholarship winners who are selected as 4YF designates may be eligible for 4YF tuition coverage and will receive 4YF stipend and tuition support once their external scholarship funding ends, to the end of the fourth year of PhD studies.

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How to Apply for University of British Columbia Doctoral Fellowship?

Please follow the following instructions to apply for University of British Columbia Four Years Doctoral Fellowship Program:

  • To be considered for Four Year Fellowship funding, students submit an  application  for admission to the appropriate graduate program at UBC.
  • All PhD applicants offered admission are automatically considered for 4YF funding.
  • Each graduate program is allocated a number of Four Year Fellowships each year. Graduate programs review their incoming and continuing students and offer Four Year Fellowships to their very best students, with priority given to incoming students.
  • Graduate programs notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies which students have been chosen to receive a Four Year Fellowship by submitting a signed University Award Recommendation Form, listing award number 6456.
  • It is not necessary to list an award amount.
  • Recommendation forms should be submitted at least eight weeks before the requested 4YF start date.

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Students in good standing will also receive a fifth year of funding of ~$23,000. This is based on a combination of teaching assistantships and a Graduate Instructorship, where students teach their own course.

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In addition to the Department of Philosophy’s funding commitment, graduate students are also encouraged to apply for additional funding opportunities in research assistantships and awards.

Brian Laetz (January 18, 1977 – March 18, 2010) was a much beloved doctoral student in our graduate program. Brian specialized in aesthetics and was granted his PhD (posthumously) in November 2010 for his dissertation, Issues in the Appreciation of Art and Nature. This annual Graduate Essay Prize allows us to honour and remember Brian, who was a prolific and meticulous writer.

The Brian Laetz Graduate Essay Prize, valued at $200, is awarded annually to one graduate student based on the following criteria:

  • Essays will be submitted to the Award Nominations Committee chair by students. Each student can submit at most one essay, with a maximum length of 7,500 words (the footnotes but not the bibliography should be included in the word count). An email reminder will be sent out annually on May 1; essays will be due by May 15.
  • Each student may be awarded the Laetz prize at most once during his or her studies at UBC.
  • The prize will be awarded on the basis of overall essay quality, and may be given to a student at any stage of the program.
  • Essays should be prepared for blind reviewing and submitted to the Graduate Program Assistant.
  • The prize will be adjudicated by the Award Nominations Committee, and the winner will be announced by May 31.

The Brian Laetz Essay Prize was made possible through the generous contributions of Cynthia Laetz, Susan Kay, Amanda Marshall, UBC Dean of Arts Office, UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies, faculty and students in the UBC Philosophy Department, and additional friends of Brian Laetz.

Winners of the Laetz essay prize:

2021 Albert Cotugno , "Mind Wandering as Exploratory Attention"

2020 Nathan Cockram , "The Case for Testimonial Pluralism"

2019 Graham Moore , “Propositions, Modality, and Representations"

2018 Jade Hadley , “Instrumentalism about Unstructured Propositions”

2017 Irwin Chan , “And you, Brutus?”

2016 Rebecca Livernois , “Regretful Decisions and Climate Change.”

2015 Stefan Lukits , “Augustin’s Concessions: A problem for Indeterminate Credal States.”

2014 Tyler DesRoches , “On Aristotle’s Natural Limit.” (tie) and Joseph Frigault, “In Search of the Principles of Morals: Does Hume Make a Linguistic Analogy?” (tie)

2013 Jamie Hellewell , “Autonomy and Liberty: A Critical Examination of Christman’s Ideal of Freedom.”

2012 Oisin Deery , “Is Agentive Experience Compatible with Determinism?”

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This program operates on the principle of reciprocal exchange and provides the opportunity for the exceptional Canadian and American students and scholars to lecture, research and pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada, respectively. Award recipients include prominent and promising scholars, experienced and junior professionals and exceptional students.

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UBC offers partial tuition scholarships of $3,200 per year which are applied to tuition paid by non-Canadian students if they are registered full-time in a master’s or doctoral program that assesses tuition fees of $7,200 per year.

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As part of the graduate training, the Department of Philosophy encourages graduate students to attend conferences, present work, and build professional networks. Graduate students have access to several funding sources dedicated to reduce the cost of delivering a talk or presenting a poster at an academic conference.

Students can request up to $1,500 from the department towards the cost of an academic conference or workshop that they are presenting at. Students can submit a funding request through PHIL AIR (CWL required) where further information and conditions are listed. All requests are subject to the availability of funds.

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies also offers travel grants, limited to $500 per degree.

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Graduate students in the Department of Philosophy have access to teaching and research assistantship positions as an additional source of program funding.

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Assessing forest structure from above 

Forests play a critical role in the global carbon cycle by regulating carbon exchanges between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere. While carbon sequestration is a vital ecosystem service provided by forests, the future of forest carbon dynamics remains uncertain in the face of a changing climate. Specifically, changes in forest productivity, disturbance regimes, and continued land conversion are expected to alter rates of carbon sequestration and carbon storage in the world’s forests.

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The overall theme of my PhD research is centred on how forest disturbance alters the ecosystem stability of headwater and riparian ecosystems, and the variations of its drivers across multiple spatial (reach, watershed and regional) and temporal scales. In view of the strong forest-aquatic connectivity in the source waters, I seek to develop a mechanistic understanding of how different forest harvesting practices affect multiple structural and functional indicators of stream health, including macroinvertebrate abundance and richness, organic matter decomposition and nutrient processing.

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Post-secondary students throughout B.C. continue to benefit from government’s focus on affordability with a new investment in graduate scholarships for students at public post-secondary institutions.

“Government is breaking down barriers to affordable, accessible post-secondary education in all regions of the province so students can focus more on excellence in education rather than making ends meet,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. “The B.C. Graduate Scholarships support our next generation of researchers, innovators and leaders by increasing affordability for our best graduate students and keeping the talent pool in B.C.”

The B.C. Graduate Scholarships are merit based with a focus on students in research-based degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Other disciplines including professional programs such as business administration and health, are also eligible. These scholarships will enable British Columbia institutions to attract the best and brightest graduate students and increase their ability to compete for students who are leaders in their field. The scholarships will be administered by the post-secondary institutions.

The scholarships build on a fundamental shift toward affordability and opening doors to post-secondary education in B.C.

Since government eliminated interest on student loans in 2019, graduates throughout the province have saved approximately $40 million in interest payments alone.

The new BC Access Grant provides low- and middle-income students with up to $4,000 a year for full- and part-time studies, nearly doubling the number supported by previous grant programs to more than 40,000 students annually. This program means students moving into graduate studies will have less debt than previous generations. This builds on the minister’s mandate of increasing eligibility to reduce barriers and make sure more people are able to access the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

The ministry is providing $3.75 million to support scholarships for students in graduate degree programs at 10 public post-secondary institutions. The investment will support 250 awards with a minimum of $15,000 each over the next two years, demonstrating government’s commitment to building a strong, innovative economy.

Post-secondary institutions receiving the funding include the University of Northern British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, University of the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island University. 

The Province continues to help post-secondary students focus on education by working toward 8,000 new student housing units as part of Homes for BC, government's 10-year housing plan.

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Graduate students are also eligible for a wide range of student financial aid through StudentAid BC, including grants, bursaries, and loans. Students can read eligibility criteria and apply online: https://studentaidbc.ca/

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  • University of British Columbia: $1,650,000
  • Simon Fraser University: $630,000
  • University of Victoria: $630,000
  • University of Northern British Columbia: $255,000
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology: $45,000
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design: $45,000
  • Royal Roads University: $135,000
  • Thompson Rivers University: $135,000
  • University of the Fraser Valley: $90,000
  • Vancouver Island University: $135,000
  • This included more than $14 million in interest-free B.C. student loans and more than $1 million in non-repayable B.C. provincial grants.
  • Almost 17,000 domestic students are enrolled in graduate degree programs at B.C.’s public post-secondary institutions (2018-19 head count). 

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The Awards  

Four prestigious need and merit-based awards are available through UBC’s International Scholars Program. When a student is nominated for the International Scholars Program, our team will determine which award(s) they are eligible for based on the information provided in their application.

Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award

This award recognizes exceptional prospective international undergraduate students who demonstrate superior academic achievement and exemplary leadership skills that support and empower others through collaboration, empathy and active listening. It recognizes students who have made a positive impact through their involvement in various school and community service projects and initiatives, and attained notable achievement in other academic or extra-curricular pursuits.  

Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award

This award recognizes outstanding international undergraduate students from impoverished or war-torn areas who have achieved academic excellence under  challenging circumstances, and who would be unable to attend university without significant financial assistance. Students should demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to making a positive impact in their communities.

International Impact Award

This award is offered to exceptional students who have demonstrated leadership in their commitment to and solutions for issues in areas such as sustainability and climate change, natural resource conservation and management, social justice, equity and inclusion, or societal health and wellness. Priority is given to first generation learners and those from diverse lived backgrounds.

Vantage One Excellence Award

This award is offered by UBC Vantage College for academically outstanding international students who do not yet meet the English Language Admission Standard for direct admission to UBC.  The awards range in value up to the full cost of a student’s academic program and living expenses. Students should demonstrate leadership skills, impactful involvement in student affairs and community service, and notable achievement in other academic or extra-curricular pursuits.

Eligibility 

Learn more about award eligibility

Award Nominations  

A student must be nominated for the UBC International Scholars Program by their school guidance counsellor or administrator, or a non-profit organization. A non-profit organization may only nominate high school students. The nomination will count towards the total nominations permitted from the student's high school.

A single high school, college, or university may only nominate up to:

Please note that if a student is nominated for the International Scholars Program, they will not be considered for UBC’s merit-based awards, including the Outstanding International Student (OIS) Award and the International Major Entrance Scholarship (IMES). 

Award nominations and applications must be submitted in English. 

Get Started

Save these instructions to your device to get started! 

Download the award application instructions [PDF, 161KB]

Prepare by gathering the information required for the student section of the application. 

Download a copy of the award application here [PDF, 285KB]

All award applicants must submit their full award application (including the nomination and reference form) by 11:59 PM PST November 15, 2023 .

Award applicants must also complete their UBC admissions application by 11:59 PM PST December 1, 2023 . Click here for more information on applying to UBC. 

Questions? 

If you have questions about the International Scholars Program or nomination process, please contact us at: [email protected] . If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact: [email protected] .

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Rhodes Scholarship 2025 at the University of Oxford (Fully Funded)

Applications are open for the Rhodes Scholarship 2025 . Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest scholarships established in 1902. It awards scholarships to pursue Master’s , MPhil , and PhD degree programs from the University of Oxford. It is one of the most popular and prestigious scholarship programs. A mind-blowing opportunity for young people from around the world to be a part of the Rhodes community. Applications for the 2025 intake are now open for almost all countries. For the United States, applications will open on 1 July. This year 105 scholarships are available.

The scholarship enables applicants to pursue full-time postgraduate degree programs at the University of Oxford. Scholars will get a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses. The Rhodes Trust will also cover the student visa fee, the application fee to apply to study at the University of Oxford, Health insurance, Economy class air tickets, and an arrival allowance. I have also created a List of  BS MS and PhD Scholarships in the UK . More details about the scholarship requirements, the eligibility, and the application process are given below.

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Details About Rhodes Scholarship 2025

  • Host Country : UK
  • Host University : Oxford University
  • Degree Level : Masters, MPhil, PhD
  • Financial Coverage : Fully Funded
  • Deadline : The Rhodes has set a different deadline for each country.

Also Check:  Knight Hennessy Scholarship 2025 in USA (Fully Funded)

Duration of the Scholarship

For two or more years for Master’s Degree programs. Up to three years to undertake a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford. The Next academic semester will start in October 2025.

Financial Benefits

It is a fully funded scholarship, and the Rhodes Trust will cover the following:

  • Oxford University course fees
  • Complete Tuition Fee
  • The stipend will be given from which scholars will pay for their Living expenses and Accommodation.
  • Rhodes Trust will cover the Fee required to apply to study at the University of Oxford.
  • Student Visa Fee.
  • International Health Surcharge (IHS) at the National Health Center
  • Two Economy class flights – to and from the UK – for the beginning and end of studies in Oxford.

Also Check:  McCall MacBain Scholarship 2025 in Canada (Fully Funded)

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to students from all around the world.
  • For the Rhodes scholarship, you must be a citizen of one of these countries . If your country name is not on the list, you can apply for the Rhodes Global Scholarship .
  • Applicants must have an outstanding academic record.
  • The Rhodes scholarship eligibility criteria vary from country to country. Use the Eligibility Checker Tool , and select your country for more details on requirements, criteria, and how you can apply.
  • Scholars from all backgrounds can apply.

Eligible Countries and the No of Scholarships

How to apply for the rhodes scholarship 2025.

  • The Rhodes Scholarship has set the application process for each country. So follow the steps below.
  • Visit the Rhodes Scholarship Website
  • Select your country of citizenship.
  • Use the Eligibility Checker to see if you are eligible.
  • Then it will open details and from there you can apply and follow the procedure.
  • If your country name is not on the list then apply for the Rhodes Global Scholarship .

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Applicants to Master’s and Doctoral degrees are not affected by the recently announced cap on study permits. Review more details

UBC values diversity and strongly encourages dedicated international students to apply to our graduate programs.

About 30% of master’s students, and 44% of doctoral students at UBC Vancouver are international students. We have close to 3600 doctoral students and 6200 master’s students, the fourth largest graduate student population among Canadian universities, and our 85 academic units offer over 250 research-based programs and 85 course-based master’s programs .

Why come to UBC?

Academic excellence.

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top public universities in the world.

Canada is a safe country and study destination according to Global Piece Index and Global Law and Order Report.

Sustainable

UBC is recognized globally as one of the most sustainable campuses in the world and a model for sustainable cities.

Economic Strength

Canada was ranked 2nd in the 2018 Best Countries Ranking by US News, which measures global performance on a variety of metrics.

Modern Facilities

UBC invested more than $1.5 billion dollars into infrastructure and facilities in the past few years.

Academic Library

UBC has one of the largest academic libraries in Canada.

Fantastic Location

Vancouver has it all: sea, parks, mountains, beaches and four seasons per year, including beautiful summers and mild, wet winters with snow in the mountains.

Study-Life Balance

Vancouver is one of the most attractive cities in the world, according to rankings by The Economist (world’s most livable city), Mercer Consulting (best city in the world) and by Condé Nast Traveler magazine (best city in the Americas).

International

Times Higher Education ranked UBC as the most international university in North America in its "World University Rankings 2024.”

UBC focuses on your success and offers dozens of professional development events and career sessions over the course of your program.

Program Options

Course-based programs.

Course-based pograms, sometimes referred to as professional programs, require a student to complete a set number of courses to obtain a degree. Submission of an individual research thesis is usually not required, but programs may include major projects, capstone courses, internships or other work placements. Course-based programs tend to be shorter in duration and more flexible in program delivery, usually with higher tuition costs. These are often targeted at professionals with some work experience to attain the next career promotion or a change into another field.

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Research-based programs

Research-based programs usually include some coursework at the beginning of the degree and then focus on individual independent research under the supervision of a faculty member that culminates in the formulation of a thesis or dissertation. Most master programs require 2 years of study and PhD programs usually require between 5-7 years of study. Research degrees provide the possibility to become an expert in a chosen field of study with the possibility to pursue an academic career as professor as well as exciting careers in non-academic environments. Many UBC programs expect applicants to have obtained a master's level qualification before entering a PhD, although direct entry into PhD progams is possible at UBC.

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View thesis required Master's programs

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Scholarships, Awards and Funding

UBC is a research powerhouse and invests heavily into attracting the best young scientists into its programs. Compared to other institutions of similar reputation UBC offers very high quality education at a significantly subsidized low tuition cost. Apart from the low base tuition excellent candidates for research-programs will benefit from scholarships and awards.

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Selected Awards

Guaranteed phd funding.

All new PhD students will receive a minimum funding guarantee of $24,000 for each of the first four years of the PhD. Strong applicants can expect higher funding packages. The average funding package at UBC is $28,000 per year.

International Tuition Award

All eligible international students in research-based programs automatically qualify for a tuition award of up to $3,200.

Graduate Support Initiative

The Graduate Support Initiative is a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups.

President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award

These awards recognize the significant contributions of PhD students to the research activities of the university. All eligible PhD students automatically receive the award.

application process

1. Determine which program you would like to apply to and visit their web site to learn more.

2. Review minimum academic requirements, English language requirements and other tests you might need.

3. Gather your required documents, such as transcripts and reference letters, and other application components.

4. If you are applying to a research-based program, investigate faculty members in the graduate program you are interested in. Many graduate programs (especially those that require a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation) recommend that before applying, you make contact with a faculty member in your chosen area of study. This person may be able to support your application in the selection process.

5. Apply online by visiting the application portal.

Common Questions

Do i require an english language test.

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.

The value of strong English skills

English is one of the two official languages of Canada, and the primary language of instruction at UBC. Strong English skills mean new students can settle quickly into their academic environment, and get to know their fellow students and faculty members who will be their colleagues during their time at UBC. Students with good English skills are far more likely to succeed; they experience far less stress and get greater enjoyment and fulfillment from their studies.

Applicants are advised to focus on learning how to speak, listen, read, and write in English, independent of studying for the TOEFL (or other tests), as this will best prepare them for communicating in all types of situations. Students with strong English skills are more likely to do well on the TOEFL.

Students from eligible countries planning to apply for a study permit via the Student Direct Stream (SDS) pathway are advised to carefully review the language test eligibility requirements .

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores, and may require minimum scores on individual components of any of the tests. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

Acceptable Tests

English language tests.

The minimum TOEFL score required for all applicants to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is

  • 90 for the internet-based exam (with minimum component scores of 22 [reading, listening] and 21 [writing, speaking]) or
  • 55 each for reading, listening, and writing in the paper-based test, with 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE).

Some programs require a higher score .

  • TOEFL ibT Home is accepted for admission to UBC-Vancouver.
  • TOEFL ITP and TOEFL Essentials are  not  accepted for admission.
  • TOEFL MyBest composite scores are not accepted for applications to UBC-Vancouver.
  • Minimum scores must be achieved in a single sitting of the test (i.e. scores from multiple test-taking instances may not be used to satisfy minimum component requirements.)

Score submission

UBC requires an official score to be sent to us electronically directly from the test centre/ETS.

On the TOEFL score request form you will be asked to specify the receiving institutions where you would like the results being sent to. To ensure UBC receives your results correctly, you have to use the following details:

  • In the electronic score request form in your ETS manager, use institution code 0965 and pick " Graduate Organization " in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • If you use a paper request form, use institution code 0965 and institution name " University of British Columbia ".
  • Both electronic and paper form ask for a department name/code. Either pick the value of an appropriate fit to your study area or 99 for other.
  • If you are asked to give a reason for taking the TOEFL test then select/enter: "to enter a college or university as a graduate student"

A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with a minimum score of 6.0 in each component of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test.*

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores, and may require minimum scores on individual components of the test. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

IELTS Online is accepted for Applications to UBC-Vancouver

IELTS Indicator is not accepted for Applications to UBC-Vancouver.

UBC requires an official score to be sent to us electronically from the test centre.

On the IELTS application form you will be asked to specify institutions where you would like the results being sent to. To ensure UBC receives your results correctly, you have to use the following details on the application:

  • Name and address of college / institution / university: University of British Columbia - Graduate School Admissions
  • Address: 170-6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

A minimum overall score of 70 is required with 60 on the speaking sub-test.

Individual graduate programs may require higher English language proficiency scores. Please check individual program websites to verify English language score requirements.

UBC requires an official paper record of this test score.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Applicant must achieve a 75% in each component of the 600 level.

More information

A minimum overall score of 65 on the academic (NOT general) test is required with minimums of 60 reading, 60 writing, 60 listening, and 60 speaking.

PTE Home / Online are not accepted for application to UBC-Vancouver

Please email [email protected] when you have a test score ready for download.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)

A minimum overall MELAB final score of 85 (with 3 in the speaking test) is required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Alternative English Language Proficiency Test

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English): B

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English): C

Submission of Test Results

TOEFL and IELTS test takers can request electronic submission of scores to universities. We accept electronic delivery directly from the test centre to UBC only. For all other tests an official paper test score report ordered from the testing agency is required. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.

What are the academic minimum requirements by country?

Applicants should have academic backgrounds within the general requirements listed by country below.

Given that the number of applicants exceeds the number of positions available, a record that satisfies basic entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to graduate studies.

Important note to students with three-year bachelor's degrees from European institutions (except UK): Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC. Contact the UBC program of interest and see individual country listings below for further information.

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • American Samoa
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Cook Islands
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Isle of Man
  • Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Liechtenstein
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia, Federated States of
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sint Maarten
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Switzerland
  • Timor-Leste
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • United States of America
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara

Other Resources

Other sites that might come in handy as you prepare to apply:

  • UBC Calendar
  • Faculty Policies Governing Admissions

How do I submit transcripts and degree parchments?

  • For your INITIAL APPLICATION we only accept scanned copies of original documents or self-uploaded digital copies.
  • If you receive an ADMISSION OFFER , you will have to provide hard copies or secure electronic delivery of academic documents.

Initial Application

Each entry under the Academic History section of the application must include pdf copies of official, up-to-date, transcripts for all current and previous post-secondary study (see exception for current and former UBC students below). 

Note : Grade sheets/records are not transcripts and will not be accepted in lieu of copies of official transcripts.

Uploading transcripts in the application system

The application to graduate school must be made under the current/former  CWL (Campus-wide Login) . Applying with the correct CWL will automatically transfer the UBC record into the application.

Official academic documentation for all other post-secondary institutions that have been attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.) will need to be uploaded as part of the application.

Applicants with Canadian transcripts (other than UBC) must obtain an official transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended.

  • Each transcript should be scanned as an individual .pdf file and then uploaded to the application system as indicated.
  • Users of the MyCreds | MesCertif digital service have to download the documents as PDF (see video “How to download my document as a PDF”) and self-upload to the application system. Documents sent via secure electronic delivery to UBC as receiving organization directly will not be accepted for initial application purposes!
  • Please refer to any directions provided by the selected graduate program on naming scanned document files. Otherwise, files should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Examples: Peng Zhang-University of Waterloo Transcript.pdf Peng Zhang-CV.pdf Peng Zhang-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

  • Transcripts must be scanned front and back.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single file (rather than a separate file for each page).
  • The online application system provides additional, detailed directions on scanning and uploading of documentation.

Applicants must obtain an official transcript for every post-secondary institution they have attended (other than UBC).

  • Each transcript must be scanned as an individual .pdf file and uploaded to the application system as indicated.
  • Scan both sides of the transcript and/or degree certificate where there is information, notations, or stamps from the issuing institution.
  • Please refer to any directions provided by the selected graduate program on naming scanned document files. Otherwise, files should be named: "Applicant Full Name-Document Description.extension"

Examples: Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript.pdf Peng Zhang-Peking University Transcript English Translation.pdf Peng Zhang-CV.pdf Peng Zhang-Journal of Neurosciences Paper.pdf

  • Each transcript must be uploaded as a single file (rather than a separate file for each page).
  • If you have documents that are issued in a language other than English, then, in addition to uploading digital copies of the documents in their original language, you must also upload a certified literal English translation of your transcripts from your home university's translation service or a certified English translator.
  • The online application system provides additional, detailed directions on scanning and uploading of academic documentation.

After Being offered Admission

Conditional admission offers are made based on documents uploaded to the application system. Once an offer of admission is received: 

  • A list of required transcripts will be posted in the applicant's online portal.
  • Note: UBC reserves the right to also require any individual applicant to provide official transcripts for study of less than one year duration.
  • Do not send official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission unless special instructions were received from the selected graduate program.
  • Applicants will not be allowed to register in a graduate program until the initial transcript requirements are met.

How to Submit Official Academic Documents

To be considered official, academic records must either be received in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution, or be received via secure electronic delivery from the issuing institution.

If you applied with your CWL account, your transcript will have been received electronically. No hard copies of UBC transcripts are required. Please ensure to submit official documents of any other institutions.

Documents being provided to meet conditions of admission should be sent directly to:

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies The University of British Columbia 170 - 6371 Crescent Rd Vancouver, BC CANADA  V6T 1Z2

Applicants from Canadian institutions that participate in the MyCreds | MesCertif service for secure electronic delivery should follow the instructions below under "secure electronic delivery."

If your university issues only one original set of academic documents (transcripts/degree certificates):

Make photocopies of your original academic documents and send them to your home university. Ask your home university to:

  • Verify that the photocopies are consistent with their records.
  • Attest that the copies are true photocopies and stamp them with an official university stamp.
  • Put the attested, stamped photocopies in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Registrar.
  • Mail the sealed, endorsed envelopes directly to Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.

If your academic documents are issued in a language other than English:

  • Order a set of academic documents in the original language along with certified literal English translations from your home university's translation service.

If your home university does not provide English translation:

  • Photocopy a set of your documents. 
  • Take the copy to a certified English translator and order a complete, word-by-word, literal English translation.
  • Direct the translator to put both the original language photocopy and the English translation into a sealed envelope, and endorse the envelope by signing across the seal.
  • Send the sealed, endorsed envelopes from the translator to UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
  • Important : Remember that UBC will still require a set of official academic documents received directly from your home institution.

Note: Academic records must be translated in their entirety, including any information that appears on the reverse side of any document.

UBC does not accept the following:

  • Photocopies that have not been stamped, attested and endorsed by the Registrar at your home university
  • Documents in envelopes that have been opened
  • Documents that do not arrive in sealed envelopes endorsed by the issuing institution or certified translator
  • Documents that arrive without the official seal of the university
  • Photocopies notarized by a notary public
  • Photocopies endorsed by a lawyer, professor, judge etc.
  • Unofficial translations
  • Non-literal translations

Do not order academic records that are not in sealed and endorsed envelopes, or not sent by secure electronic delivery. It will only delay the processing of your application.

Documents being provided by post/courier to meet conditions of admission must be sent directly to:

See below for information on meeting the condition of admission with secure electronic documents. 

Document Ownership

Documents submitted in support of applications become the property of the University and are not returned to the applicant or student. Refer to the UBC Academic Calendar statement on ownership of application documents . 

Applicants are strongly discouraged from sending irreplaceable documents and are advised to follow the instructions for verified copies found under  Official Academic Documents , above.

Secure Electronic Delivery

UBC works with the following digital document providers:

Applicants from Canadian institutions that participate in the MyCreds | MesCertif service for secure electronic delivery of transcripts/parchments should log in to the Learner Portal and share their documents to this registered organization:

University of British Columbia (UBC) - Graduate Admissions | Vancouver Campus

Ensure that:

  • You either don’t set an expiry date or provide at least 6 months of duration for documents to be available
  • You provide the UBC student number (required) as part of your submission. You receive your student number with confirmation of your application submission to a UBC graduate program.
  • You can review videos explaining the process in the How-To Videos .

Access myCreds

Applicants from Australian and New Zealand institutions that participate in the My eQuals service for secure electronic delivery of transcripts/parchments should log in to the Learner Portal and share their documents to this registered organization:

Access My eQuals

Applicants from Chinese institutions that participate in CSSD (formerly CHESICC) service for secure electronic delivery of transcripts/parchments can share their documents via [email protected]

Applicants from institutions that participate in the Digitary platform for secure electronic delivery of transcripts/parchments should log in to the Learner Portal and share their documents to this registered organization:

Access Digitary

The issuing institution must send a link to a secure site to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) at [email protected] . G+PS will download the transcript from the secure site. Important: an e-transcript is downloaded via a link to a secure site. It is NOT an email attachment of any kind, even if sent from an authority at the issuing institution.

Do I have to take the GRE?

Graduate record examination (gre).

The Graduate Record Examination has two components: a General Test measuring verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills, and a Subject Test measuring achievement in particular  fields of study. The table GRE Requirements by Program lists which graduate program at UBC requires a GRE test.

The UBC institution code is 0965 .

GRE Requirements by Program

Graduate management test (gmat).

Applicants to the MBA and MScB programs in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration are required to submit GMAT results (applicants to the MScB in Transportation may submit the GRE or the GMAT). Applicants to the PhD program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration must submit either GMAT or GRE results.

Where is UBC and what is the campus like?

The University of British Columbia's Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula, close to the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. UBC's second campus - Okanagan campus - is located in Kelowna, about 5 hours north-east of Vancouver.

The University Endowment Lands community (also known as University Hill) is situated adjacent to the campus to the east, while 763 hectares of forested parkland known as Pacific Spirit Regional Park serves as a "green belt" between Vancouver and the campus.

The main campus is bounded by Chancellor Boulevard to the northwest, Marine Drive to the southwest, Wesbrook Mall to the northeast, and West 16th Avenue to the southeast. This represents the administrative and educational core of UBC.

The South Campus is bounded by Southwest Marine Drive to the south, West 16th Avenue to the northwest, and Pacific Spirit Park to the northeast. The South Campus houses many research facilities.

The East Campus is bounded by West 16th Avenue on the south, Wesbrook Mall on the west, Acadia Road on the east, and on the north its border zigzags from Toronto Road to Agronomy Road to Fairview Avenue. A large part of the East Campus is made up of student, faculty and staff housing, along with child care buildings and the local police and fire department. UBC's first market housing development, known as Hampton Place, is also located here.

Although many buildings on campus are quite new, the University's history actually dates back to 1877.

Campus locations

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the majority of graduate students at the Vancouver campus, including those who study at many of the affiliated facilities in the city of Vancouver and BC. The majority of graduate programs are offered at the Point Grey campus or the affiliated facilities , one program (Digital Media) is offered at the Great Northern Way Campus (Vancouver) and few programs such as the Master of Health Administration and business programs are offered at UBC Robson Square (Downtown Vancouver). If you are interested in the Okanagan campus (Kelowna, BC), please visit the website of the College of Graduate Studies .

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Campus Tours

Due to the diversity of our many research facilities, we do not offer campus tours specifically for graduate students. However, individual departments or research groups may offer open houses or other outreach events that may allow you to visit their facilities. Please check on the websites of individual departments or programs for such opportunities.

You can enjoy one of our many self-guided campus walking tours, such as from the Sustainability Initiative or the Art Outdoor Tour . Or you may decide to walk in Pacific Spirit Regional Park .

Or try out one of these five 30 minute walking maps:

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  • Sword Fern Trail
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  • Tower Beach Trail
  • Wreck Beach Trail

Once you're here, there are several options for getting around campus—you can walk, bike and for longer distances there are  convenient and accessible shuttle buses  to get you where you need to go. Find more information on how to get around campus .

If you have a temporary or permanent condition that limits your mobility, the  Accessibility Shuttle  can help you get around areas of campus that can only be reached on foot. The shuttle is a free, shared-ride service; you can book up to three trips a day. Each building in the service area is within 100 meters of a shuttle stop.

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Attractions on Campus

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Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Since opening in the spring of 1997, this world class venue has earned high praise for its striking design and stellar acoustics. Inside there are three unique performance spaces: the 1200-seat Chan Shun Concert Hall, the flexible Telus Studio Theatre, and the intimate Royal Bank Cinema. The Chan Centre offers a variety of performances and events year-round, from classical recitals and jazz concerts, to avant-garde theatre and opera productions.

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Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Internationally recognized for its exhibitions, programs, and online projects, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of Canada’s premier showcases for contemporary art. We specialize in Canadian avant-garde art of the 1960s and 1970s. Download the UBC Outdoor Art Tour and discover UBC in a new way. Free admission and tours.

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UBC Botanical Garden

There are 44 hectares of garden and 10,000 different plants located close to our research facilities and student housing.

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Rose Garden

This spot offers stunning views over the Strait of Georgia.

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Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden

A traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden. A place of reflection, where each step reveals a new harmony, the garden is designed to suggest a span of time – a day, a week or a lifetime – with a beginning, choice of paths, and ending.

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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Explore UBC’s spectacular biological collections through exhibits and public programs. More than five hundred exhibits of plants, marine invertebrates, insects, fish, vertebrates, fungi, and fossils showcase the stunning natural history of British Columbia and beyond.

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Museum of Anthropology

The museum is a place of extraordinary architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions. From towering totem poles in its spectacular Great Hall, to more than 10,000 objects from around the world housed in the Multiversity Galleries, the museum offers endless opportunities for visitors to discover and learn about their own and other cultures.

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Pacific Museum of Earth

Explore the Pacific Museum of Earth and discover the wonders of our dynamic Earth. Tour 4.5 billion years through the evolution of Earth, touch a real dinosaur bone, be informed about the hazards of natural disasters, gaze at dazzling mineral and gem displays, and learn about the mineralogical guts of your smartphone.

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Frederic Wood Theatre

This historic theatre showcases the leading edge of new theatre practice. Discover everything from premieres to classics of the world stage and free talks by visiting scholars.

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The UBC Farm is a 24-ha teaching and learning space, and integrated production farm. Situated within a 90-year-old coastal hemlock forest, the UBC Farm comprises a mosaic of cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, pasture, teaching gardens, and forest stands.

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TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. From the hunt for the smallest particles in the universe to the development of new technologies, including next-generation batteries and medical isotopes, TRIUMF is pushing the frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and business.

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Sports Facilities

Multiple sports facilities are located on the UBC campus: Aquatic Centre, Tennis Centre, Baseball Indoor Training Centre, Thunderbird Stadium and Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre amond others.

How much will it cost?

UBC is located in one of the most livable cities in the world which affects living costs - a challenge that many major metropolitan centres face. Your perception of costs may depend on from where you will be joining UBC. If you are relocating from a similarly popular metropolis, costs may be comparable. For others, the costs may come as a surprise. G+PS provides this calculator as a starting point to create a financial plan and budget. Please note that this kind of calculator can only provide estimates and projections. We cannot guarantee availability of listed rates. We link to relevant sources for you to verify data and account for market changes since we last updated our data.

UBC expects you to assume primary responsibility for covering the cost of your education and supporting any family members who might accompany you. It is especially important to plan your finances for the entire duration of the degree. G+PS provides average completion times for most graduate programs in the degree listing under the heading "Enrolment, Duration & Other Stats". Financial awards may be restricted in their duration and in many cases end after four years. With help of the completion data and this annual cost calculator, you can plan a multi-year budget and account for a possible funding drop which usually occurs in upper years.

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Where do you plan to live? UBC Student Residence Market rental (off-campus or on-campus)

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Immigration Documents

Study permits.

Students who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents require a Study Permit if they will study in Canada for more than 6 months. For information about study permits or visa, please read the information in the International Student Guide.

Working while Studying

If you are an international student and you want to work in Canada, you need to follow certain regulations and may require a work permit. Find out what rules to follow and, if needed, how to get a work permit.

Permits for Partners

If you are an international student studying full-time with a valid study permit, your spouse or common-law partner can apply for an open work permit

Post-graduation Work Permit

You may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit within 90 days of completing your program requirements, allowing you to live and work in Canada.

Key Contacts

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Program Administrator

The program administrator is the first point of contact regarding administrative procedures such as graduate student admissions, eligibility, deadlines, foreign credentials, financial support, etc. You can find the contact details for each program in the program listing.

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Graduate Advisor

Each program has a designated faculty member who provides academic advising regarding their graduate program.

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International Student Advising

UBC has a team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can help with your questions.

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Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

G+PS sets the minimum admission standards for entry to any graduate program at UBC and works in collaboration with programs in graduate student administration.

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Research Supervisor

Students in research-based programs will have a faculty member as supervisor who mentors them and guides their research. Some programs require applicants to get in touch with supervisors before or as part of the application. Review the program website to learn what is expected.

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International students have access to a wide range of support services, from academic to health & wellbeing support, family support, financial support, professional development and much more.

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University of Florida Wins 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition

June 4, 2024

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CHICAGO – Student engineers from the University of Florida secured their fourth straight first-place overall win in the 2024 Student Steel Bridge Competition (SSBC) National Finals on June 1, breaking the consecutive titles record they set themselves in 2023.

Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. served as the host school for the 2024 competition.

This year’s SSBC participants were challenged to design, fabricate, and quickly construct a scale-model steel bridge that would span a man-made river in a large disc golf course. Competitors had to find innovative ways to navigate new rules and challenging assembly constraints, including one of the widest conceptual rivers in the competition’s history.

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"The competition weekend was a huge success," said Christina Harber, SE, PE, AISC's senior director of education. "There were so many excellent bridges, and I was really impressed with the high level of competition. These students worked all year on design, fabrication, and construction and competed with the best of the best. AISC is proud of all of them, and they should be proud of themselves, too."

Three teams competed in the national finals for the first time in their school's history: Auburn University, who placed 18th overall; Liberty University, who placed second in lightness; and William Jewell College, who placed second in economy and first in construction speed with their assembly time of four minutes, 30 seconds.

In addition to winning the overall prize (and $5,000 in scholarships), the University of Florida placed first in economy and lightness and came in second for efficiency. They achieved an 11-minute, 37-second assembly time with only two builders.

"I was nervous coming into the main competition," said Anthony Perez Ortegon, co-captain of the University of Florida steel bridge team. "These teams spent just as much time--if not more--as we did, putting in so much work. Seeing their bridges and how much they love them really puts this pressure on you that’s like, 'man, they brought the competition.'"

University at Buffalo came in second overall, winning second place in construction speed and third place in economy--plus $3,000 in scholarship funds.

Lafayette College won third place overall and brought home $2,000 in scholarship support. They received the Frank J. Hatfield Ingenuity Award, which recognizes innovative approaches to competition rules. Lafayette’s student engineers took advantage of a new SSBC rule requiring the use of rigid containers for loose nuts and bolts by wearing the containers on their arms for efficient access to the bolts.

"All 47 teams impressed us with their creativity, willingness to compete, and togetherness," said AISC President Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD. "They made it such a wonderful weekend for all of us."

The SSBC planning committee also announced that Iowa State University is the official host of the 2025 SSBC National Finals (May 30 to 31 in Ames, Iowa).

The final results of the 2024 competition are as follows:

Overall University of Florida University at Buffalo Lafayette College

Construction Speed William Jewell College (0:4:30) University at Buffalo (0:6:06) University of California, Davis (0:6:22)

Lightness University of Florida Liberty University University of Connecticut

Aesthetics Virginia Tech University of Michigan University of Texas at Tyler, Houston Engineering Center

Stiffness University of Wisconsin, Platteville University of Alaska, Fairbanks University of California, San Diego

Cost Estimate University of Texas at Tyler, Houston Engineering Center University of Connecticut Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Economy University of Florida William Jewell College University at Buffalo

Efficiency University of Alaska, Fairbanks University of Florida University of Wisconsin, Platteville

Team Engagement Award University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Robert E. Shaw Jr. Spirit of the Competition Award South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Frank J. Hatfield Ingenuity Award Lafayette College

John M. Yadlosky Most Improved Team Award Arizona State University

Video Awards University of British Columbia Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Celebrating excellence in Canadian research: Announcing recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

From: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers are the future leaders of innovation and research excellence in Canada. Tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges, their discoveries will strengthen the economy of the future, boost productivity, and enhance the health and quality of life of Canadians.

The Government of Canada invests in 236 of the nation’s top-tier doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers

May 29, 2024 – Ottawa, Ontario –  Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced the recipients of 166 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and 70 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships. These talented doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers are part of Canada’s next generation of research leaders, spanning the health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities.

Examples of the diverse research being supported include:

  • Zhenwei Ma, Banting Fellow, University of British Columbia, looks at new ways of treating and managing esophageal cancer.
  • Kristy Ferraro, Banting Fellow, Memorial University of Newfoundland, researches how conserving large mammals such as caribou, deer and elk acts as a nature-based solution to climate change.
  • Daniel Romm, Vanier Scholar, McGill University, assesses how sustainable transportation systems such as bike sharing can connect people in small population centres to major cities.
  • Camille Bédard, Vanier Scholar, Université Laval, studies how fungal pathogens are mutating to become resistant to the drugs we use to treat fungal infections.

Funded through the three federal granting councils – the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Vanier Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships help Canadian institutions attract and retain highly qualified trainees, establishing Canada as a global centre for research training and career support.

“Congratulations to the 2024 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships recipients! Their dedication to advancing knowledge for the benefit of all is truly impressive and their hard work will help find solutions that have the potential to make the world a better place and drive Canadian prosperity.” The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
“Canada is a world-leader in research and innovation, and the individuals we are recognizing today are a testament to that. Their research holds tremendous promise for making our lives better and healthier in a variety of ways.” The Honourable Mark Holland Minister of Health
“On behalf of Canada’s granting agencies, I congratulate these top-tier researchers. The Vanier and Banting awards recognize outstanding scholars whose research has the potential to drive meaningful change. I wish you luck as you pursue your careers and thank you for your commitment to advancing research.” Dr. Tammy Clifford Acting President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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In Budget 2024, the Government of Canada re-committed to investing in homegrown research talent by proposing to provide $825 million over five years, starting in 2024-25, with $199.8 million per year ongoing. This enhanced suite of scholarships and fellowships, including Vanier and Banting, will be streamlined into one talent program and will include an increase in the number of scholarships and fellowships provided, building up to approximately 1,720 more graduate students or fellows benefiting each year. 

The  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship program  helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students who demonstrate academic excellence, research potential, and leadership potential and demonstrated ability.

The  Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program  provides funding to the top postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth.

Since 2016, the Government has invested more than $16 billion in science and research across the country.

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