English Language Admission Standard > English Language Competence

As English is the language of instruction at UBC, all applicants, regardless of country of origin or of citizenship status, will be required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. Competence is expected in all four of the following skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

This requirement is distinct from the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) requirement for first-year English courses and Science One at UBC.

With the exception of applicants to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, applicants may demonstrate English language competence by one of the following:

BC English 12 provincial exam (or equivalent1) 70%
BC English Literature 12 provincial exam (or equivalent 1) 70%
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher) 5
AP English Language and Composition 4
AP English Literature and Composition 4
GCE Advanced-Level English B
1 In an approved school or country where English is the principal language. Grade scale may be adjusted for different grading practices.

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