Information Specific to
Documents, Study Permit (Visa)
Persons who are not
Canadian citizens or Landed Immigrants require a Study Permit (Student
Authorization, Visa) in order to enter Canada to study. This is obtained
from a Canadian Consular or Immigration Office. Once you have received the
official UBC letter of acceptance from the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, apply to the nearest Canadian Immigration Processing Centre or
Embassy/High Commission/Consulate as soon as possible as it may take eight to
twelve weeks for processing a Study Permit request; for students from the
People's Republic of China it may take three to six months. To apply for your
Student Permit you will require:
UBC letter of acceptance
A valid passport
Evidence of adequate funds to support
yourself and any dependents that may accompany you to Canada
A completed Application for a Student
Other documentation as outlined in the
Application for a Student Authorization form. You may obtain this form from a
Canadian Visa Office
If your application for a
Study Permit is approved, your UBC letter of acceptance will be returned to
you. You should retain it for presentation to the Immigration Officer at the
Canadian point of entry. For additional information on Student Authorization
application forms, procedures, fees, etc. please refer to the Canada
Immigration home page or contact your nearest Canadian Immigration Processing
Centre or Embassy-High Commission-Consulate.
On-Campus Employment and a
Social Insurance Number
In order to work while
completing your graduate degree or to receive payments of awards and
scholarships, you must have a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN).
International students are permitted by Canada Immigration to accept part-time
employment on campus. After you arrive, you must apply as soon as possible to
the nearest Canadian Employment Centre for a Canadian Social Insurance Number.
Please see the Guidance page for more information about this.
Spouses of students
holding a Study Permit may apply for Employment Authorizations in order to
accept employment in Canada
for the duration of the Study Permit provided they can show legal proof of
marriage to the holder of a valid Study Permit.
Please see the UBC International House page for more info.
International Partial Tuition
UBC offers International
Partial Tuition Scholarships which are applied to assist with their tuition fees
if they are registered full-time in masters programs or in fifth or later years
of doctoral programs that assess tuition fees of $7,200 per year.
Commonwealth countries may be eligible for Commonwealth Scholarships from the
Note: the Department
strongly recommend all International students to bring extra transcripts
(endorsed & sealed) both in original Language and English translation for a
purpose to apply the applicable Awards.
International Partial Tuition Scholarships
More Awards available to
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