The exception is our Master of Urban Design program, which accepts applications between October 1 and December 1, with a May start. Admissions decisions are sent out in mid- to late-March.
Each program has its own admissions requirements and procedures. Visit the program pages linked below to learn more.
The diversity that international students bring to SALA is part of what makes our school such an exciting place to study. For the most part, international applicants follow the same admissions procedures as all other applicants. However, there are some differences and additional information that you should be aware of.
If your entire degree was not completed in English, you must submit an English language proficiency test. Please refer to the application requirements for the individual programs for minimum requirements.
If your academic records are in a language other than English or French, you must submit your transcripts in the original language, accompanied by official translations of the document. For degrees completed at international universities, you must have the equivalent of a B+ (76% at UBC) average in all coursework. As a transfer applicant to our Bachelor of Design program, you must have the equivalent of a 65% at UBC on your most recent 30 credits. Please note that these are minimums.
For additional questions about immigration, health insurance, work permits, and related issues, please refer to the International Student Guide.
I’ve applied. Now what?
Undergraduate applicants can check their application status online via the Student Service Centre. Graduate applicants can check using the Graduate Studies Online Application. Make sure to submit all required documents or tests before the application deadline.
If you intend to live in on-campus housing, you should apply as early as possible. You can find details on the Student Housing website.
We will communicate admission decisions and important updates by email in March and April.