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University of Northern British Columbia

Why University of Northern British Columbia ?

UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North. We are also Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.

UNBC provides learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. 

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Class size
Approx. 4,000 students
Conditional admissions offered for
  • Bachelor’s Degrees:
  • Arts, Commerce, Education, Health Sciences, Science, Applied Science, Nursing, Planning, Social Work, Northern Medical Program, Independent Minors.
  • Master’s Degrees:
  • Business Administration, Community Health Science, Development Economics, Disability Management, Education, Engineering, English, First Nations Studies, Gender Studies, History, Mathematical, Computer, Physical, and Molecular Sciences, Nursing, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work
  • Doctorate Degrees:
  • Health Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Psychology


University of Northern British Columbia

3333 University Way
Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Application Information

Application deadlines

Specific Deadlines:
For September Entry:
•Social Work: February 1.
•Arts, Commerce, Environmental Engineering, Health Sciences, Planning, Science: March 1.
•Education: March 15.
•Nursing: March 31.
For January Entry:

•Arts, Commerce, Planning, Science: June  

Application Requirements

  • Completed, appropriate secondary qualifications from other countries will be considered for High School admission, and study at recognized universities and colleges will be considered for Transfer admission.
  • International Students are welcome to consider a Co-operative Education option of their program.
  • Each international application will be reviewed on its own merits.
Estimated processing times:  
Letter of offer issued within 7 working days 
Once you receive your Letter of offer:
1.  Confirm your acceptance as outlined in the Letter of offer and make a payment for the first semester 
2. Letter of acceptance issued within 7 days

3. Contact your local Canadian Immigration office and apply for your study permit 

What do I need to apply?

  • A completed International Application Form.
  • A non-refundable application processing fee of $76.50. 
  • Official copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts and certificates (in original language, as well as English or translated into English).