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Dental Medicine: Doctor Degree

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  • Fall
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Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Point Grey Campus - Vancouver BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $18,862 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3450 per year
  • Credential Granted
    First Professional Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by October 13th. Confirm date with the DMD Program.

Application Fee: $212


  • completed three academic years (90 credits) at UBC or equivalent
  • achieved at least a 70% (or 2.8 grade point average on a 4.0 grade) overall average for college/university work (including failed courses)
  • completed appropriate pre-requisite courses in the subject areas of English, Chemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. (These courses are detailed on the Faculty of Dentistry's website.)


  • completed the Canadian Dental Association Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) within the previous five years.
  • be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
Admission Advice

1. The DMD Application Form can be found online. Besides completing the online application, applicants must ensure the following documents are received by the application deadline:

  • Official transcripts - applicants must request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions they have attended;
  • DAT Scores - applicants must request original DAT scores from the Canadian Dental Association;
  • Application Fee Payment - an application fee payment of $216 must be submitted before the application deadline. This is a non-refundable fee and does not apply to tuition.
2. Applicants are short listed for interviews based on their overall grade point average and DAT scores.

3. Accepted students will have two weeks from the date of their letter of acceptance to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit.

4. Successful applicants must submit a health record with proof of immunizations (Tetanus/Diptheria-Toxoid, Polio, MMR, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B) and a negative TB skin test (if the test is positive a chest x-ray is required) to UBC Health Services. Immunizations are available from family doctors, local Public Health Unit and Student Health Services at UBC. Those who are carriers of one of the above conditions may restrict both their educational opportunity to earn competency for graduation and their ability to practice as a dentist.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Three consecutive years of full time education in English in Canada immediately prior to attending UBC
  • Four consecutive years of full time education in English in a country other than English where English is the primary language immediately prior to attending UBC
  • A 70% grade or better on the provincial examination portion of BC English 12 or the equivalent
  • A grade of 4 on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language and Composition or AP Literature and Composition
  • A grade of 5 on International Baccalaureate English A (higher or standard level)
  • A CAE score of a B
  • A CAEL score of 70 with a speaking subtest score of 60
  • A CPE score of a C
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no part less than a 6
  • A MELAB score of 85 with 3 in the speaking test
  • A PTE score of 65 with a 60 in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
  • An internet based TOEFL score of 90 with a:
    • 22 in reading
    • 22 in listening
    • 21 in writing
    • 21 in speaking
  • A paper based TOEFL score of 55 in Reading, Listening and Writing and a 4.0 TWE score
  • Six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English speaking country
  • Graduation from a recognized degree program at an accredited university where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language
  • Four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction in a country where the primary language is not English
  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC Continuing Studies English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.
  •  If you are proficient in English, but do not meet the above requirements, you can request a waiver of the English language requirement
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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

All students must meet UBC's English Language Admission Standard. If you have completed three years of full-time education in English in Canada, you will have met this standard. It's also possible to meet this English language requirement in several other ways. For complete details check the English Language Competency webpage

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Admissions details for BC & Yukon high school students can be found on the BC High School Requirements page and the Yukon High School Requirements page.



Admission details for all high school students in Canada can be found on the Canadian High School web-page

BC Transfer Student

Canadian post-secondary students wishing to transfer to UBC should read the eligibility criteria for transfer students and visit the  Post-secondary studies web page.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer for college students outside of BC check here.

For details on transfer for university students outside of BC check here.

Mature Student

Visit the Mature students web page  for admissions information.

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Details on admission requirements for Canadian Aboriginal Students are found here.

Details for studying at UBC as a Visiting Student are found here.


How to Apply

To apply to UBC please visit the My Application web page 

Also visit University of British Columbia's web site.

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