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English Proficiency Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.

Acceptable Tests


English Language Tests

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment)
Alternative Tests
 

Submission of Test Results

TOEFL test takers can request electronic submission of scores to universities. We accept electronic delivery directly from the test centre to UBC only. For all other tests an official paper test score report ordered from the testing agency is required. Photocopies of test scores are not acceptable.

Conditional Admission Program

The Faculty of Graduate Studies may extend a conditional offer of admission to a highly-qualified graduate applicant who does not quite meet the minimum English language proficiency requirement set by the graduate program to which the student has applied.

 

GRE or Other Test Scores

 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The Graduate Record Examination has two components: a General Test measuring verbal, quantitative, and analytical reasoning skills, and a Subject Test measuring achievement in particular  fields of study. The table GRE Requirements by Programlists which graduate program at UBC requires a GRE test.

The UBC institution code is 0965.

Graduate Management Test (GMAT)

Applicants to the MBA and MScB programs in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration are required to submit GMAT results (applicants to the MScB in Transportation may submit the GRE or the GMAT). Applicants to the PhD program in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration must submit either GMAT or GRE results.

 

GRE Requirements by Program

Specialization  Program Name GRE required?
Architecture Master of Architecture (MARCH) Optional
Architecture Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (MASA) Optional
Atmospheric Science Master of Science in Atmospheric Science (MSc) Optional
Atmospheric Science Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science (PhD) Optional
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MSc) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Business Administration Master of Science in Business Administration (MSCB) GRE or comparable test (check program website)
Business Administration Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD) GRE or comparable test (check program website)
Chemistry Master of Science in Chemistry (MSc) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Counselling Psychology Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA) Required by all applicants
Counselling Psychology Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology (PhD) Required by all applicants
Craniofacial Science Master of Science in Craniofacial Science (MSc) Required by all applicants
Craniofacial Science Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science (PhD) Required by all applicants
Economics Master of Arts in Economics (MA) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Economics Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) Required by some applicants (check program website)
Health Administration Master of Health Administration (MHA) GRE or comparable test (check program website)
Library, Archival and Information Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies (PhD) Required by all applicants
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