If you are applying for the Philosophy MA program or PhD program using the online application system, you are required to upload scanned/photo copies of official transcripts as part of your program application. It is not necessary to send original transcripts until you have been accepted into the program, as a condition of your acceptance. Instructions about scanned documents required and details of how to submit appropriate scanned copies are included within the online application.
Canadian students intending to apply for federal graduate funding (normally from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – SSHRC) should note that the deadlines for these funding programs may be considerably earlier than department-administered deadlines. MA applicants should apply directly via the SSHRC Research Net portal; the deadline is December 1st.
Applications for the September 2020 intake will open in October 15th, 2019.
Applicants must submit an online application along with all supporting documents by the application deadline: Monday, January 6, 2020. Referees will have until January 10th to submit their letters.
- Apply for Fall 2019 https://www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/apply-online
- Submit scanned official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. Instructions about scanned documents required and details of how to submit appropriate scanned copies are included within the online application.
- Three confidential letters of reference.
- Write a brief statement of your interests in philosophy (Max 600 words-PhD, Max 400 words-MA). Question appears in Application under Experience and Interests.
- Upload a short, recent paper (15-20 pages) that gives an indication of your ability to criticize, analyze or develop philosophical arguments, preferably in the area in which you wish to specialize.
- Evidence of English Language proficiency is required for applicants from a university outside of Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction. Tests must have been taken with the last 2 years at the time of submission of your application.