When can I apply for University of British Columbia?

With the question of When can I apply for University of British Columbia? UBC’s online application opens in early October for the Summer Session (May to August) and Winter Session (September to April).

The application period for the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Vancouver and Okanagan campuses for the 2024-25 academic year opens on October 1 and closes on January 15, 2024.

Important dates:

  • October 1: Online application opens
  • January 15, 2024: Online application closes
  • April, 2024: Admission decisions for most degrees are made

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible, as spaces in some programs may fill up quickly.

To apply to UBC, you will need to create a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account and submit an online application. You will also need to submit supporting documents, such as transcripts, test scores, and reference letters.

Application tips

As you complete the online application, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Start early and take your time. Once you begin the application, you will be able to save it and return to it later – but only up until the deadline. Once you have submitted your application to UBC, you will not be able to edit it. Since the online application can sometimes time out if left open for too long, we recommend working on your personal profile questions outside of the application (where you can run them through a spell-checker) then copy and paste them into your application.
  • Let the online application guide you. You’ll be asked to provide only the information we need based on your degree choice(s), your previous education, and other factors.
  • Tell us your full academic history. It’s important to include all of the high schools, colleges, and/or universities you have attended. Don’t leave anything out!
  • Be accurate. UBC has a number of methods in place to authenticate information provided in the application. These methods include, but are not limited to, contacting references, verifying academic records, and requesting additional documentation to verify your personal profile. If an application is found to contain untrue or incomplete information, UBC may, at its discretion: withdraw an offer of admission; require you to withdraw from UBC; subject you to academic discipline; or share the information provided with other post-secondary institutions, law enforcement agencies, or other third parties.
  • Use an email address you check frequently. Once you have submitted your application, UBC will communicate with you primarily by email.
  • Note your UBC student number. Write down your UBC student number somewhere safe. You’ll need it in future correspondence with UBC.