UBC MEL MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees

Application Checklist

Apply for the UBC Applied Science Professional Programs online. You can save your application and continue working on it at a later time. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all of the following required documentation is received online:

Letter of intent

A Letter of intent is your opportunity to explain why you want to take the MEL or MHLP degree and what you hope to achieve from it. You may want to reflect on your academic, professional and personal skills and your future career goals to demonstrate what a great match you are for the program. We ask that you do not exceed 2 pages.


Provide an up to date curriculum vitae or résumé.

A copy of your transcripts and degrees certificates

Scan and upload a copy of your transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If your transcripts are issued in a language other than English, Submit both the original language and English translation. Please combine your scans into ONE document per degree. If your bachelor and/or master’s degree contains transfer credits from other institutions, we also require transcripts from these institutions for your transfer credits.

If you receive an offer, you will be required to submit an official hard copy of your academic documentation. UBC has strict regulations on the requirements for documentation to be accepted as official transcripts and degree certificates. See submitting your documents for additional details.

Three reference letters

Provide contact details for 3 referees (academic and/or professional). The application system will directly contact your referees electronically, but it is your responsibility to ensure your referees submit their references. We are unable to accept electronic references from free email accounts (such as Gmail, Yahoo), the referees will receive instructions on how to submit this via postal mail. To prevent delays in the submission of references we recommend that you use a referee with a business or academic email address and at least 2 weeks prior to your application submission. Delays in the submission of references may cause delays in application review.

Results of an English language proficiency exam (if applicable)

Applicants from a university where English is not the primary language must provide results of an English language proficiency examination. Or, if your undergraduate or master’s degree was completed outside Canada at an English speaking university, you must ensure that this is stated on your official transcript. Tests must have been taken within 24 months of your application. You can view program requirements for English proficiency at: apscpp.ubc.ca/admissions/eligibility

  • You must submit your official test results via one of the following methods:
    • An official report sent directly to the Applied Science Professional Programs Office from the testing centre
    • Electronic submissions
      • TOEFL: Use UBC’s Institution code 0965; give the reason for taking TOEFL “to enter college or university as a graduate student”
      • IELTS: Use name of institution: The University of British Columbia; Master of Engineering Leadership or Master of Health Leadership & Policy: Graduate School Admissions.”

Proof of residency

A copy of either the photo page of your passport or your Canadian permanent resident card.

Application Checklist

For more detailed information about the requirements of each document download the Application Checklist.

Note: All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science. Students who submit irreplaceable material may request the return of that material. Such requests must be submitted with the original material.