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

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Afghanistan​

Albania​

Algeria​

Angola

Anguilla

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

Antigua and Barba​rdos

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

Argentina

  • Bachillerato

Armenia

  • Atestat mijnakarg (Iriv) yndhanur krtutyan (Certificate of Complete Secondary General Education)

Australia

Austria

  • Reifeprufungzeugnis (Matura)/Reifezeugnis

Azerbaijan

  • Attestat p Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Bahamas

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Bahrain

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Tawjahya)

Bangladesh

Barbados

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Belarus

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Belgium

Belize

  • CAPE or
  • General Certificate of Advanced Education

Benin

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

Bermuda

  • Bermuda School Certificate (BSC), or
  • High School Diploma, or
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE-A)

Bhutan

  • Indian School Certificate (Class XII)

Bolivia

  • Bachillerato Humanistico (Humanitis Secondary Baccalaureate)

Bosnia Herzegovina

  • Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Brunei

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

  • Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Bachelor of Secondary Level Education)

Burundi

  • Diplome d'Etat (State Diploma)

Cambodia

  • Certificate of Upper Secondary Education (Baccalaureat)

Cameroon

Cape Verde

  • 3 Ciclo Via Geral e Tecnica/Certificado de Habilitacoes Literarias (Third Cycle Secondary - General and Technical/Literary Skills Certificate)

Cayman Islands

  • High School Diploma (John Gray High School), or
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced

Central African Republic

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

Chad

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

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

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

Congo

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

Congo Democratic Republic (formerly Zaire)

  • Diplome d’Etat d’Etudes Secondaires du Cycle Long + Epreuve d’Orientation

Costa Rica

  • One year of post-secondary studies at a recognized university

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

  • Studentereksamen (STX), or
  • Hojere forberedelseksamen (HF), or
  • Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX), or
  • Hojere teknisk eksamen (HTX)

Djibouti

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

Dominica

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

Dominican Republic

  • Bachillerato/Bachiller

Ecuador​

  • Bachillerato

Egypt

El Salvador

  • Bachillerato/Bachiller + University Entrance Exam with the equivalent of a 65% (C) or better average.

Eritrea

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution.

Estonia

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Gumnaasiumi ioputunnistus)

Ethiopia

Fiji

  • Fiji School Leaving Certificate (formerly Fiji Form 6 Certificate)

Finland

France

French Guiana

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

Gabon

Gambia

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC/NECCO Examinations)

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Greece

Grenada

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Guatemala

  • One year post secondary at a recognized institution

Guianea

Guyana Bissau

  • Baccalaureat (2eme partie)

Guyana

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), or
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)- Advanced Level

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

  • Studentsprof from gymnazium

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

  • Pre University Year - National Entrance Examination (Concours)

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast

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

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea (North)

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution

Korea (South)

Kosovo

  • Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Kuwait

  • General Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Shahadat Al Thanawiya Al A'ama)

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstin

Lithuania

Luxembourg

  • Diplome de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

Macau/Macao

  • University of Macao's Pre-university Program, or
  • Portuguese Certificade de fim de Estudos Secundarios, or
  • Taiwanese Senior High School Certificate of Graduation

Madagascar

  • Baccalaureat de l'Ensignement Secondaire du Second Degre

Malawi

  • Malawi School Certificate of Education, or
  • Malawi General Certificate of Education

Malaysia

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

Maldives

Mali

  • Baccalaureat Malien

Malta

  • Matriculation Certificate

Mauritania

  • Diplome du Baccalureat de L'Enseigement du Secondaire

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

  • Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement General or
  • Diplome d'Access aux Etudes Universitaires (DAEU)

Mongolia

  • Gerchilgee (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Montserrat

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level)

Morocco

  • Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement General

Mozambique

  • Certificado de Habilitacao Literaria

Namibia

Nepal

The Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

  • One year post secondary at a recognized institution

Niger

Nigeria

North Macedonia

Norway

Oman

Pacific Islands

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

  • Bachiller, or
  • Bachillerato

Papa New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Romania

  • Diploma de Baccalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma)

Russia

  • Attestat o srednem (polnom) obshchem obrazovanii

Rwanda

Samoa

  • National University of Samoa Preparatory Year or
  • The South Pacific Foundation Year

Saudi Arabia

  • General Secondary Education Certificate or
  • Religious Secondary Education Certificate

Scotland

  • Scottish Certificate of Education - Higher level (4 subjects) or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level

Senegal

  • Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre/Baccalaureat (Diploma of Bachelor of Secondary Education/Baccalaureate

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

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

Singapore

  • Singapore Cambridge General Certificate of Education or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level or IB Certificate/Diploma

Slovakia (Czechoslovakia)

  • Maturitnej Skuske/Maturita

Slovania

  • Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Somalia

  • First Year Completed at Recognized University

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)

Spain

Sri Lanka

  • Collegiate General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level

St Kitts E Nevis

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

St Lucia

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

St Vincent and the Grenadines

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

Sudan

  • Sudan School Certificate

Suriname

  • V.W.O Certificate

Swaziland

  • First Year Completed at Recognized University

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

  • Secondary School Education Leaving Certificate

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

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

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

  • Zambia School Certificate or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level

Zimbabwe


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