Program changes due to COVID-19: To learn more about our extended application deadlines, click here.


How to apply to the UBC MBA


Following directives from the Canadian government and health authorities with regards to COVID-19, UBC Sauder will delay the start of the UBC MBA class from August 2020 to January 11, 2021.

We ask you to upload all your documents to your application in our portal and do not send us any physical file via mail until further notice. By uploading your required documents to our portal, we will be able to continue to review your application.  If you have any other questions, or need assistance with completing your application, please reach out to us at mba@sauder.ubc.ca.

UBC MBA admits on a rolling basis, meaning that we process applications as soon as they are received. If you are applying for a dual degree program, be sure to take note of all the related deadlines for each program. International students are encouraged to apply early, as it takes extra time to process study permits. Once we receive your application, you will automatically be considered for scholarships. However, to qualify, you must meet the merit requirements and apply by the application deadlines specified on the Scholarships, awards and financial assistance page.

Apply today. We’re ready to review your application.

The application process

1. Get started on your

Final application deadline:
International - August 18, 2020
Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents - September 15, 2020

  • Review the application requirements  and ensure you understand the components of the application.
  • Click here to start the online application process:
  • You can save your changes and come back at any point. When you're ready, pay the fee and submit your application.

2. Submit your supporting

Final document deadline:
November 20, 2020

Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee when all supporting documentation are submitted in official form:

*Under these new and unique circumstances, we will be offering GMAT/GRE waivers for qualified applicants. Contact us at mba@sauder.ubc.ca for more information.

3. Wait for your

  • Candidates will be guaranteed an admissions decision within 8 weeks of their complete application submission prior to the deadline of September 15, 2020.
  • Candidates being considered for admission will be contacted by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School for an interview either in person or by video call.
  • You can always log back in to the online application to check the status of your application.


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