International Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Studies

UNBC is home to a large and active International Student population with over 396 International Students from over 40 countries enrolled. Students who complete their studies at an appropriate high school and/or recognized post-secondary institution will be considered for admission.

Eng​lish Language Proficiency Requirements for Undergraduate Studies

Admission with a General Certificate of Education (or Equivalent)


Admission Requirements for Students from an International High School

Each international application will be reviewed on its own merits.

List of Countries

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Afghanistan​

Albania​

Algeria​

Andorra

Angola

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

  • Diplome d'Etat (State Diploma)

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

  • The completed French Baccalaureat or
  • Baccalaureat General or
  • Diplome de Bachelier de L’Enseignement du Second Degre or
  • Option Internationale du Baccalaureat

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador​

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution.

Estonia

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Notice regarding the postponement of the 2021 Central Board of Education exams due to COVID-19

The Central Board of Education exams for 2021 are currently postponed. In light of this development the University of Northern British Columbia is waiving this requirement for the September 2021 admissions intake. In lieu, we will require your official Class X and Class XII secondary school marks. To be considered official, they must be sent to us in a sealed envelope from your school. If your school is unable to forward them on your behalf, we will accept official marks sent to us provided they have remained in a sealed school envelope. If you are unable to provide us with these scores, please contact your International Admissions Officer at intl.admissions@unbc.ca Please include your full name, student number and rationale in your email.

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Ireland (Northern)

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea (North)

Korea (South)

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstien

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau/Macao

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, or
  • Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

The Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Northern Mariana Islands

North Macedonia

Norway

Oman

Pacific Islands

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papa New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of the Congo

Reunion Island

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Samoa

San Marino

São Tomé & Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Scotland

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

  • West African Senior School Certificate (WAEC) or
  • National Examination Council Senior School Certificate (NECO)

Singapore

Slovakia (Czechoslovakia)

Slovenia

Somalia

South Africa

South Pacific (Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu)

  • Kiribati National Certificate or Samoa School Certificate or
  • Diploma from Mashall Islands or
  • Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (PSSC)

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

St Kitts & Nevis

St Lucia

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

  • First Year Completed at Recognized University

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education AND Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education

Thailand

  • Matayom (Secondary) VI Certificate/M6

Timor Leste

  • Diploma do Ensino Secundario

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Carribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

  • 1 Year of University Level Study

Turks & Caicos Islands

  • Carribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced

Ukraine

  • Atestat Pro Povnu Zagal'nu Sersdniu Osvitu

Uganda

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Uruguay

  • Bachillerato/Bachiller

United States of America

  • Grade 12 Graduation with English + 3 Academic subjects and 1 elective

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution

Vietnam

West Bank & Gaza

  • Tawijihi

Yemen

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Al Thanawiyya)

Yugoslavia

Zambia

Zimbabwe


If you would like to add a country to this list, please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at futurestudents@unbc.ca.