Arts, UBC’s largest, research-focused academic Faculty, offers six undergraduate degree programs, four dual degree programs, and over 60 graduate programs. If you’re exploring undergraduate or graduate studies across the social sciences, humanities, and creative and performing arts, UBC Arts is the place for you.

The resources below will help you identify your purpose, develop your career, and start your future with Arts.

Undergraduate Admissions

Over 12,500 undergraduate students, representing 116 countries, call UBC’s Faculty of Arts their academic home. Encompassing a variety of degree options, Arts attracts passionate students, driven to build disciplinary expertise across theory, research and practice.

Admission is competitive and applications are evaluated using both academic and non-academic criteria.

Aboriginal Students

Aboriginal students make valuable contributions to UBC’s learning environment, and we encourage inquiries and applications from Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal students choose UBC for its long history of supporting Aboriginal students’ academic and personal success through Aboriginal-focused programs and services, including an Aboriginal admissions program. Aboriginal Admissions
UBC Aboriginal Portal
Arts Aboriginal Student Affairs

International Students

Arts welcomes students from around the world. UBC Vantage College is a starting point for international students who don’t meet UBC’s English language admission requirement. This program combines one year of academic degree-focused credits with intensive academic English preparation. After successful completion, students transition into the second year of their UBC degree.

Vantage College

Graduate Admissions

Arts offers internationally recognized masters and doctoral programs through its 15 departments, five schools, four institutes and numerous interdisciplinary programs. Look forward to stimulating seminar classes, faculty mentorship and producing cutting-edge research and scholarship. For more information on graduate and postdoctoral studies, visit the department and program websites.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

UBC’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies formally admits graduate students, administers applications and scholarships, and tracks academic progress and doctoral examinations and thesis submissions for graduate students at UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate Admissions
Department and Programs in Arts