The UBC Sauder – HKU Dual Degree is a direct entry program, open to domestic and international applicants applying from a secondary school program. This program is not open to students with a previous degree or students who have already completed some post-secondary studies.
All students applying to the UBC Sauder – HKU Dual Degree program must meet UBC’s and HKU's general admission requirements and program-specific requirements for the UBC Sauder School of Business Bachelor of Commerce program and HKU Bachelor of Business Administration program. Applicants must also provide proof of English language competency.
Requirements will differ based on the curriculum of your secondary school. To learn more about general admission and program-specific requirements, please refer to the UBC Admission requirements page and HKU Admissions requirements page.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit two applications:
- An online application to UBC through Education Planner BC choosing the Bachelor of Commerce as one of their program choices.*
- A supplemental application for the UBC Sauder – HKU Dual Degree program.
Please note that in order to complete the supplemental application, you’ll be asked for the following information:
Name, UBC student number (this is issued to you once you submit your general application to UBC), residency, country of citizenship, school, curriculum, email, phone number.
A 250 to 500 word essay describing the motivations that have led you to apply to the Dual Degree program. You may explain how and why the multidisciplinary educational environments of the two universities will help you to achieve your intellectual, personal, and professional aspirations. You may also choose to explain how you foresee your involvement in campus life outside of the classroom.
Upload of one single PDF file which includes your TOEFL/IELTs scores if applicable; reference letters from the two referees named in the References section of your Personal Profile is preferable but letters from other referees are also acceptable; and your academic transcripts for the last two years (2021-2022 and your first report card or most recent grades for 2022-2023 prior to the application deadline). If you are not able to include certain documents in the upload because the provider does not wish to release it directly to you, the provider must email the document to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “UBC Sauder – HKU Dual Degree Document for <insert full name>” in the subject line.
Note: Applicants who do not submit a supplemental application with the required upload of documents by the deadline will not be considered for admission to the Dual Degree program.
*Submitting your required documents to UBC Admissions
Note that you are asked to upload copies of your transcripts and English Language Test scores to both UBC Admissions and to the UBC Sauder – HKU Dual Degree separately. In order to complete the admission process, all applicants must also submit a set of their required documents to UBC Admissions by the designated deadlines; these documents must be sent directly to UBC Admissions. This allows us to process your application for the regular BCOM at UBC and the Dual Degree at the same time.
If you are unsuccessful in your application to the Dual Degree program, you will automatically be considered for admission to UBC’s BCOM program and HKU’s BBA program independently.
Please note that by applying for this program, you are consenting to have your application (including your supplemental application and video interview) shared with HKU.
UBC online application and Dual Degree supplemental application opens.
|December 1, 2022
Submit your UBC online application by this date in order to be considered for the Major Entrance Scholarship and UBC Centennial Scholars Entrance Award (open to Canadian students and permanent residents).
Direct-entry high school students who follow the Canadian curriculum and wish to be considered for first round offers of admission must apply by this date.
|January 15, 2023
Deadline for applying to UBC for the 2023 Winter Session (September to April).
|January 31, 2023
Deadline for submitting the Dual Degree supplemental application and uploading documents for the 2023 Winter Session (September to April).
|March 13 - 17, 2023
HKU may contact some candidates to arrange an online interview for this week.
|March 15, 2023
Undergraduate Admissions document deadline to submit required documents for the 2023 Winter Session (September to April).
|First week of April 2023
Conditional offers of admission to be sent.
All offers of admission are conditional and require applicants to maintain the same level of achievement as at the time of application.
|May 1, 2023
Accept or decline your Dual Degree offer.