The small but well-regarded University of Northern British Columbia is located in the province of British Columbia in Canada. The university came into existence in 1990. The University of Northern British Columbia is one of Terrace’s top public institutions of higher learning. It is ranked #1201–1400 in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. UNBC is listed as one of the 250 best young colleges in the world (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings). Also, it ranks as one of the 250 best young colleges in the world (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings).
University of Northern British Columbia admission requirements:
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate. The minimum average grade of 60% or higher in: English.
International baccalaureate: minimum IB of 33 in order to stand a good chance
A four-year (120 credit hours) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B)
University of Northern British Columbia English Requirements:
UNBC IELTS Requirement:
Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules
TOEFL: score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in each of the Reading, Listening, Writing, or Speaking components.
(Pearson Test of English – Academic): overall score of 65, with not less than 60 in each of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Arts Degree: 23,818
Business Degree: 23,818
Engineering Degree: 23,818
Health Sciences: 23,818
Science Degree: 23,818
Arts Degree: 7,494
Master of Arts in Disability Management: 9,507
Master of Arts in First Nations Studies: 7,494
Engineering Degree: 16,239
Health Sciences 9,507
Science Degree: 7,494
Master of Social Work: 8,776
$25.50 – Housing Application Fee (non-refundable)
$2602.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite for May semester)
Meal Deal; Cost: $103.75 + tax; Any 10 meals
Application Fee: $125.00 international1
1 To accompany each application for admission (non-refundable)
Intakes and Deadlines for masters
Fall (September) 2023
Applications open: October 1, 2022
First Deadline: January 15, 2023
Second Deadline (International Applicants): March 1, 2023
Spring (May) 2023
Undergraduate Application Deadlines
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm)
- Bachelor of Planning (BPL)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
September Semester: March 1
January Semester: JUNE 1
Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) (BASc)
September Semester: March 1
Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
September Semester: February 1
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
September Semester: January 15
Note 1: International applicants can only be considered if seats in the cohort remain after all on-time domestic applicants have been considered.
Note 2: International students submitting applications after the stated application deadline may not receive all necessary documentation to study in Canada prior to the semester start date. Choosing to apply after the stated deadline includes this risk.
Scholarship: Festival Bursary (BA (Honours) History, BA)
Available to a full-time student enrolled in the Faculty of Arts who has completed a minimum of 60 credit hours.
Criteria: Demonstrated financial need.
Ann McQuaid Memorial Scholarship (BA (Honours) History, BA)
Available to a student enrolled at UNBC who has completed at least 30 credit hours towards an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The recipient will have a demonstrable record of community service, involvement, and leadership.
Criteria: Academic excellence
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters
Value: $17,500 for 1 year
Deadline: December 1, 2022, 5:00 pm
The Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program aims to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
McCall MacBain Scholarship
The McCall MacBain Scholarship at McGill is Canada’s first leadership-driven scholarship for master’s and professional degree students. They represent an investment in students developing expertise in their respective fields, have a track record of taking initiative, and seek to collaborate with others to understand and address important problems and challenges.
The scholarship will cover your tuition and fees for a full-time master’s program or a second-entry professional undergraduate program (i.e. dentistry, law, or medicine) at McGill, starting in fall 2023. It will also provide you with a monthly living stipend of $2,000.