UBC Applied Science Professional Programs

Eligibility Requirements


  • Undergraduate degree with an overall average of 76 % (UBC-equivalency)
  • Document proving your current citizenship (usually a passport or other citizenship document from your country) or your Canadian permanent residency


  • Some programs have different requirements than those outlined above. Please refer to the individual program pages for more details


  • If your undergraduate degree was not completed at an English-speaking university, you must take and pass an English language proficiency exam
  • The English language proficiency tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.
  • Students must submit their official test results directly to UBC via the instructions on the Submitting your Documents in order for your application to be complete.
  • To prove your English language proficiency, you must take and pass one of the following English language proficiency exams:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
      • A minimum score of 90 (internet-based exam), with minimum component scores of 22 [in reading, listening] and minimum component score of 21 [in writing, speaking]
      • Minimum score 55 each for reading, listening, and writing (in the paper-based test), with 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no other component score less than 6.0 of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test
    • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 81
    • PTE (Pearson Test of English – Academic): minimum overall score of 59
    • CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program): minimum scores of 4L/4L/4L
    • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment): minimum overall score of 60
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