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Applications are submitted externally through the UBCV website.

  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    UBC - Vancouver; UVic - Victoria BC; and UNBC - Prince George BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    Four years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $19,550 Year One
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1800 - $2500 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    First Professional Degree

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out UBCV's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

The Online Application is made available from early June to September 14 (confirm  exact dates each year).

All applicants must use the Online Application System (OAS) to apply.

Application Fee: $124.25 - BC Residents; see

1) Program Admission Requirements


1. Completed 90 appropriate credits from the subject areas of English, Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. The specific course requirements are detailed on the Faculty of Medicine website.

2. At least a 75% average for BC applicants and a 85% average for out-of-province applicants are required, on all university-level courses attempted.

2. Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and request that your results be released to UBC.


  • submit an essay and proof of ancestry if you wish to apply as an Indigenous applicant (First Nations, Metis or Inuit)
  • submit a list of extracurricular activities
  • submit a report of non-academic experiences and rural interest statement
  • submit a resume (employment history)
  • submit three references, when required
  • Rural/remote Suitability Evaluation (if applicable)
  • participate in an interview (if granted, which follows the Multiple Mini-Interview format where each applicant rotates through 10 different stations)

Admission Advice

1. No particular degree program is considered ideal as preparation for the study and practice of medicine. A variety of pre-medical academic backgrounds is considered desirable.

2. Only Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada may apply to the program.

3. Admission is extremely competitive. There are far more applicants than available spaces in the program.

4.You must apply using the online application available on the Faculty of Medicine website.

5. Preference is given to residents of BC. However, a small number of out-of-province applicants are accepted each year.

6. The Faculty of Medicine’s distributed education model provides 288 annual medical school seats based at four regional medical programs:

  • 32 students in the Southern Medical Program (SMP); based at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna
  • 32 students in the Island Medical Program (IMP); based at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • 32 students in the Northern Medical Program (NMP); based at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George
  • 192 students in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP); based at UBC Vancouver’s Point Grey campus


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy UBCV's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • Four 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 four 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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