Admission: Applying from a Non-Canadian Secondary School

The Faculty of Arts attracts students from all over the world. We receive over 3,000 applications for admission annually from students attending a high school outside of Canada and our faculty represents over 116 countries!
Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic performance; expression; evidence of personal initiative, commitment, and accomplishment; and academic preparation, including breadth and rigor of secondary-school studies. Applications are evaluated using both academic and non-academic criteria. Admission decisions are based on an evaluation of academic performance and an assessment of the Arts Personal Profile.

How do I get in?

International Student Services

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.