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.


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​

  • Baccaluria

Albania​

  • Certificate of Maturity

Algeria​

  • Baccalaureat de L'Enseignement Secondaire or
  • Baccalaureat de Technicien

Angola

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca for further information. Thank you!

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

  • ACT Year 12 Certificate, or
  • Higher School Certificate (New South Wales), or
  • Northern Territory Certificate (NTCE), or
  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), or
  • South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), or
  • Qualification Certificate (QC) Tasmanian, or
  • Certificate of Education (TCE) Tasmanian, or
  • Certificate of Educational Achievement (TCEA), or
  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or
  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), or
  • Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)

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

  • Higher Secondary Certificate

Barbados

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Belarus

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Belgium

  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur/Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs/Abschlubzeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts (Certificate of Higher Education) or
  • Diplome d'Aptitude a Acceder a l'Ensignement Superieur/Bedwaamheidsdiploma dat Toegang Verleet to het Hoger Onderwijs (Diploma of Qualification Giving Access to Higher Education)

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Brazil

  • Diploma do Ensino Medio

British Virgin Islands

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Brunei

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Bulgaria

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

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

  • Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement General (Baccalaureate of General Secondary), or
  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced (GCE)

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

  • Licencia de Educacion Media and Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria (PSU)/Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) before December 2003

China

  • Graduation Certificate - Academic Senior Middle School

Colombia

  • Bachiller plus one year of post secondary education

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

  • Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Ispitu/Svjedodzba o Zavrsenom Srednjem Obrazovanjul/Matura (Certificate of Final Examination/Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education/Maturity)

Cuba

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Cyprus

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Czech Republic

  • Vysvedceni o maturitni zkousce (Certificate of Maturity Examination)

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

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Thaanaweya A'ama)

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Fiji

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

Finland

  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Stdentexamensbetyg (Matricuation Examination Certificate)

France

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

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Gambia

  • Senior Secondary School Certificate (WAEC/NECCO Examinations)

Georgia

  • Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati or Sruli zogadi Ganatlebis Atestati awarded by a sashualo skola

Germany

  • Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Certificate of General Maturity), or
  • Abitur, or
  • Reifezeugnis

Ghana

  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC or NECCO), or
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Gibraltar

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level

Greece

  • Apolyterio Geniko Lykeio

Grenada

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

Guatemala

  • One year post secondary at a recognized institution

Guianea

  • ​Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Guyana Bissau

  • Baccalaureat (2eme partie)

Guyana

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

Haiti

  • Baccalaureat 2e partie, or
  • Diplome d'Enseignement Secondaire

Honduras

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Hungary

  • Erettsegi Bizonyitvany

Iceland

  • Studentsprof from gymnazium

India

  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE), or
  • Indian School Certificate (CICSE)

Indonesia

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Iran

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Iraq

  • Pre University Year - National Entrance Examination (Concours)

Ireland

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Israel

  • Bagrut/Mechina

Italy

  • Diploma di Superamento Dell'Esame di Stato

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

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

Japan

  • Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Jordan

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Kazakhstan

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Kenya

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

Korea (North)

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution

Korea (South)

  • Immumgye Kodung Hakkyo Choeupchang (Academic Upper School Certificate)

Kosovo

  • Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

Kuwait

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

Kyrgyzstan

  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii

Laos

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Latvia

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Lebanon

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Lesotho

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Liberia

  • Completed West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate

Libya

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Liechtenstin

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Lithuania

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

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

Macedonia

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca for further information. Thank you!

Mali

  • Baccalaureat Malien

Malta

  • Matriculation Certificate

Mauritania

  • Diplome du Baccalureat de L'Enseigement du Secondaire

Mauritius

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Mexico

  • Bachillerato

Micronesia

  • For more information, please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Moldova

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Nepal

  • Higher Secondary Certificate or
  • Proficiency Certificate (awarded by recognized university)

The Netherlands

  • VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)

New Zealand

  • National Certificate of Education Level 3

Nicaragua

  • One year post secondary at a recognized institution

Niger

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Nigeria

  • West African Examinations Senior School Certificate (WAEC), or
  • National Exam Council Senior School Certificate (NECO)

Norway

  • Vinemal fra den Vidergaende Skolen

Oman

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Pacific Islands

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca for further information. Thank you!

Pakistan

  • Higher Secondary Certificate, or
  • Intermediate Certificate

Palau

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca for further information. Thank you!

Palestine

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawijihi)

Panama

  • Bachiller, or
  • Bachillerato

Papa New Guinea

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Paraguay

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Peru

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Philippines

  • Two years at a recognized post-secondary institution

Poland

  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate)

Portugal

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Puerto Rico

  • High School Graduation Diploma (see USA)

Qatar

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Romania

  • Diploma de Baccalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma)

Russia

  • Attestat o srednem (polnom) obshchem obrazovanii

Rwanda

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Samoa

  • National University of Samoa Preperatory 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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca for further information. Thank you!

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

  • Senior Cerificate with Matriculation Endorsement

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

  • Titulo de Bachiller (Title of Bachelor) and Prueba de Acceso Universidad (PAU) before 2002 or
  • Curso de Orientacion Universitaria and Selectividad

Sri Lanka

  • Collegiate General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level

St Kitts E Nevis

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

St Lucia

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

St Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Carribean 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

  • Avgansbetyg or
  • Slutbetyg

Switzerland

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Syria

  • Secondary School Education Leaving Certificate

Taiwan

  • Senior High School Certificate of Graduation

Tajikistan

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education AND Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education

Thailand

  • Matayom (Secondary) VI Certificate/M6

Timor Leste

  • Diploma do Ensino Secundario

Togo

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Trinidad and Tobago

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

Tunisia

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Turkey

  • Lise Diplomasi or
  • Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

Turkmenistan

  • 1 Year of University Level Study

Turks & Caicos Islands

  • Carribean 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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

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

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Venezuela

  • One year post-secondary at a recognized institution

Vietnam

  • Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong

West Bank & Gaza

  • Tawijihi

Yemin

  • General Secondary Education Certificate (Al Thanawiyya)

Yugoslavia

  • Please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca. Thank you!

Zambia

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

Zimbabwe

  • General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level

If you would like to add a country to this list, please contact a Student Recruitment Officer at unbc4u@unbc.ca.