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What You Will Need:

CWL Account

In order to submit an application to a graduate program, you must first create a CWL account. The CWL system provides access to UBC's online services with one secure login ID. This account will allow you to save your application and continue it at a later date, as well as work on multiple applications at the same time. If you are a current or former UBC student, staff, or faculty member, you do not need to create a new CWL account.

Time to Complete Application

Allow at least 45 to 60 minutes to complete the online application. Be prepared to provide information and answer questions about personal and contact details, academic history, test scores, funding information, experience and interests and reference contact information and answer questions related to your specific program of study.

You will be able to save your application and continue it at a later date and work on multiple applications at the same time. For security reasons, you'll be automatically logged out of the application if you do not save your page data within 60 minutes.


You will be required to scan and upload related documents such as change of name, student visa, English Proficiency test scores, transcripts, statement of intent, example of scholarly writing and Curriculum Vitae. 

Payment - A Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) or Canadian Debit Card are acceptable forms of payment.

A non-refundable application fee is required for each program to which you apply. The online application requires payment by Visa or MasterCard, and also accepts Interac/debit payments from individuals with banking accounts at Scotiabank, TD Canada Trust, Royal Bank of Canada or Bank of Montreal. 

Fee Waivers

The application fee is waived for international applicants whose citizenship and correspondence address are located in the world's 50 least developed countries, as declared by the United Nations. If you are eligible for the fee waiver, you will not be asked for a fee when you complete the online application. 

The application fee is waived for British Columbia residents who are aged 65 or over on the day they press the Submit Button on their application. 

Cookies and JavaScript 

Your browser must support both Cookies and JavaScript to proceed with the online application. See Browser Help for instructions and additional Information. Use of the latest version of Firefox with JavaScript enabled is recommended, but the application is also supported by Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Safari.

Please avoid using your browser's back button or navigating away from the form before you've completed it.

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