University of Northern British Columbia

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Successful completion of an academic Grade 12 program leading to graduation with an acceptable average on the basis of five best Grade 12 courses including Grade 12 English, three approved Grade 12 academic courses, and a fifth Grade 12 course (this course can be any Grade 12 course taught in high school including locally developed courses, career preparation courses, or others).

Programs in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Planning, and Bachelor of Science all require a minimum 65% average for guaranteed admissions. Our competitive entry programs (Nursing, Environmental Engineering, and Health Sciences) have different requirements; the Bachelor of Science in Nursing has a minimum average of 67%; the Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering requires students to have a 75% minimum average; and the Bachelor of Health Sciences requires students to have a minimum average of 70%. Please refer to the web site for a detailed program listing.

Requirements for International Students

Admissions requirements are determined by the individual program and are not uniform. Please visit for more information regarding international admissions and English language requirements.

Procedure for Canadian Students

Online and paper applications available on the website,

Procedure for International Students

Please visit our website to find all of the necessary information for admissions to UNBC.

Academic Year

Type of SystemSemester
Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September

We have three semesters; the Fall Semester (September to December), the Winter Semester (January to April), and the Summer Semester. During the summer season, courses can be presented in one of the three different offerings; there is the May Semester (May to August), the Spring Intersession (May to June), and the Summer Intersession (July to August). Please check the course schedule for further information.

Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 08, 2023

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