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Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to UBC Vantage College.
If you are significantly above the minimum scores listed here, you may qualify for admission directly into UBC’s degree programs. Please visit the Undergraduate Programs and Admissions website for more information on the English Language Admission Standard and for a complete list of tests that satisfy the English language admission standard.
Learn more about the nearest equivalents in your national curriculum.
UBC Vantage College offers four streams in the Vantage One program. Explore the program streams to find the right one for you.
You may apply to UBC Vantage College if you
Learn more about academic requirements. Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to UBC Vantage College.
Review the academic requirements (listed to the left). Please note that admission is competitive and that meeting the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission to UBC Vantage College.
Apply online for your program and for student housing. Select the Undergraduate Degree Programs application, and under program selection, choose either "Bachelor of Applied Science - Vantage One Program" (for the Engineering stream), “BA Stream – Vantage One Program” (for the Arts stream), "BMgt Stream - Vantage One Program" (for the Management stream) or “BSc Stream – Vantage One Program” (for the Science stream). The application deadline is March 31, 2017 for the August 2017–July 2018 year of study.
When you apply, you will need to pay a non-refundable admission application fee ($110 for international students) and a housing application fee ($50). All UBC Vantage College students live on campus and must apply for on-campus residence.
*Note: Vantage One students who are recipients under the approved King Abdullah Scholarship Program offered by the Saudi Arabia Cultural Bureau have the option to live in off-campus or in UBC residence, based on their personal preference.
Within a few weeks of receiving your application, we will send you an email to tell you which supporting documents to submit, such as test scores or academic transcripts. You will be evaluated based on a broad range of criteria that indicate your readiness for university studies. Factors include academic performance in specific courses, the strength of your overall program of studies and other indicators of personal preparedness.
Supporting documents should be sent to:
The University of British Columbia
Vantage College Admissions
2016 – 1874 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
*If you are applying from a country with single-issue transcripts, you can apply for return of specific documents. Please complete and submit this document along with your supporting documents.
Find out which documents you still need to submit and check your application status at the Student Service Centre.
We will keep you up to date on your application by email, so check your inbox regularly.
|August 15, 2016||Online applications open for the Vantage One program at UBC Vantage College|
|January 15, 2017||Deadline to apply to a Vantage One Excellence Award|
|March 31, 2017||Deadline to apply for admission to UBC Vantage College|
|January - April 2017||Offers of admission will be sent on a rolling basis|
|March 15, 2017||Deadline to submit supporting documents as outlined in Step 4|
|May 1, 2017||Deadline for non-Canadian students to accept their offer of admission|
|August 20, 2017||The Vantage One program begins|