Admission: Advanced Placement and International Curricula

UBC welcomes students from Canada and around the world. If you have studied one of the following programs and want to know about admission requirements at UBC, visit the International Curricula website.

Advanced Placement (AP)

American curriculum

British patterned education (A Levels & GCSEs)

French Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Local curriculum in your country

First-Year Credit

Many students in the Faculty of Arts get first-year credit for IB, AP or British A Levels. These credits can be used to meet Faculty requirements and specialization requirements. For details on what first-year credit you’re eligible to receive, select your program from the list above.

International Program at UBC Vantage College

If you are an international student interested in applying for the Bachelor of Arts but do not yet meet UBC’s English Language Admission Standard, you should consider the International Program at UBC Vantage College. This 12-month program is equivalent to the first year of an Arts degree, and upon successful completion you will be able to transition directly into the second year of your Bachelor of Arts program at UBC. For program information and admission requirements, visit the International Program website.

Applying Transfer Credits to Your Degree

It is important to be aware of how your transfer credits will apply to your degree. Click here to learn about transfer credit limits and how transfer credits apply to degree requirements.