International Baccalaureate students

UBC and the International Baccalaureate Organization share a common vision – we believe global perspectives are key to education. No wonder so many IB graduates succeed here. So, come to UBC!

When determining who receives an offer of admission, we look at more than just grades. Find out how you can plan for UBC and what we look for when evaluating your application. Make sure you know what these are.

Understanding UBC’s admission requirements is an important first step. Select a campus and the degree you’re interested in to find the general and degree-specific requirements you’ll need to meet before you apply.

Choose a campus

Vancouver campus

English language requirement

General admission requirements

Degree-specific requirements

If you know what you want to study, select a degree below. Not sure? Get tips on choosing a degree.

For each degree, there is a list of subject categories that are particularly relevant. Consider taking courses in these areas in your junior year and senior year.

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IB certificate courses

To be eligible for admission to UBC, you must successfully complete an academic high school curriculum, including both general admission and degree-specific requirements. IB certificate courses (both Standard and Higher Level) can be used for admission in conjunction with another high school curriculum.

Initial admission decisions are based on interim grades as reported by your high school. Once your final IB results are available, we will use them to confirm your admission decision and any first-year credit you may be eligible for.

First-year credit

UBC recognizes the IB-enriched secondary school program. See how first-year university credit is granted for IB courses. So check it out!

Ready to complete your application?

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