Indigenous Student Admissions Pathways

Choose the pathway that’s best for you to take your place as a UBC Engineering student.

Pathway 1: Apply Directly to UBC

Most Indigenous students are admitted based on their competitive average; however, all students who self-identify as Indigenous on their application will also be considered through the Aboriginal Admission Policy.

UBC application process  Aboriginal Admissions Policy

Pathway 2: Engineering Transfer Partner Institutions

Want to study closer to home for your first year? 

There are also many transfer options to consider, which allow you to start your studies at one post-secondary institution and transfer to UBC Engineering for your second year. Check out our Engineering Transfer Partner institutions.

Engineering Transfer Program

Pathway 3: Indigenous Transfer Partnership

Need to update or take prerequisite courses before starting at UBC?

The Indigenous Transfer Partnership at Langara could fit your needs – start in the Langara Applied Science for Engineering program and then enrol in the UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership.

Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership

Pathway 4: Extend Your Study Time

Want to take more time to complete your first year of engineering?

Spread your first-year requirements throughout two years to meet missing prerequisites or take additional time to transition into the rigorous engineering course load. 

Langara Applied Science for Engineering  Capilano Engineering Transition Diploma 

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science at the UBC Okanagan campus have the opportunity to reduce their course load while transitioning to university coursework. Like in Pathway 1, apply directly to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering) at the Okanagan campus. Once admitted, you'll choose the 5-year plan when you register for your courses. 

School of Engineering 5-year plan (Okanagan) 

Pathway 5: Post-Secondary Transfer

Did you start out in a different program and now realize that engineering is your passion? Doing your first year somewhere else and keen on transferring to UBC Engineering?

If you’re not doing the Engineering Transfer Program, the post-secondary transfer is another option that can help you make a successful transition.

Post-secondary transfer

Need help to plan your path?

Our Indigenous Recruitment Advisors are available to help you plan your journey to UBC. 

Connect with a UBC Indigenous advisor

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