5 Easy Steps to Becoming a UNBC Graduate Student


Learn about the wide range of graduate programs, courses and potential supervisors that UNBC has to offer.


Review the requirements to apply for Graduate Studies at UNBC.


Prepare all the documents, fees and other materials required to complete your online application.


Submit your application for UNBC Graduate Studies by completing the online form and uploading all required documents. 


Follow-up to check your application status, confirm receipt of documents, withdraw your application, and change your program.

Apply to Graduate Programs

Please note that the online application system will no longer be accepting applications for May 2017 or September 2017 effective December 15th 2016.  If you would like to be considered by a program that is accepting late applications for September 2017 (listed below), please fill out a paper application, and submit the completed application with the required supporting application materials to graduate-admissions@unbc.ca.  For programs that are accepting late applications, the latest date to apply is June 15th 2017, unless otherwise noted.

You will need to contact three people to provide reference letters or assessment reports for you.  When a paper application is submitted, UNBC does not e-mail the referees to request references.  The reference letters or assessment reports must be submitted directly from the person who wrote the reference. They can submit by e-mail (from a professional or company e-mail address as we cannot accept a reference from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) or fax  (250.960.6330) or they can mail or courier the reference.

Accepting Late Applications for September 2017:

Master of Arts
Gender Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Master of Business Administration (deadline May 31st)

Master of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Master of Science
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematical, Computer, Physical and Molecular Sciences
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (deadline is June 1st)
Nursing - Thesis

PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Not Accepting Late Applications for September 2017

Master of Arts
Development Economics 
Disability Management
First Nations Studies
International Studies

Master of Education
Multidisciplinary Leadership
Special Education

Master of Science
Business Administration
Health Sciences

Master of Social Work
Advanced Year
Foundation Year

PhD in Health Sciences

PhD in Psychology