FAQs

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  1. What degrees are offered?
  2. What are the minimum admission requirements for applying to graduate studies in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering?
  3. What are the application document deadline dates?
  4. How do I apply to Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemical And Biological Engineering?
  5. Is there an application fee?
  6. Do I need to take the TOEFL test?
  7. Is there financial support provided by the department?
  8. Where can I get information on off-campus residence?


1. What degrees are offered?

Graduate degrees offered through Chemical and Biological Engineering are:

• The degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
• The degree of MASc (Master of Applied Science, Thesis-based program)
• The degree of MSc (Master of Science, Thesis-based program)
• The degree of MEng (Master of Engineering, Course-based program)(currently on hold)


2. What are the minimum admission requirements for applying to graduate studies in the Department of Chemical And Biological Engineering?

M.A.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. applicants can refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the minimum academic requirements for both Canadian and International Students.

M.Eng. applicants can refer the Faculty of Applied Science for information

3. What are the application document deadlines?

For M.A.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.  applications, the deadline dates that an application form and all supporting documents must be provided to the Faculty of Graduate Studies are strictly enforced.

Deadlines for
Start date Students with Canadian or US credentials Students with international credentials
September May 1st April 1st
January August 31 July 31st


4. How do I apply to Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Applications for M.ASc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate studies are managed through the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  Visit their pages to obtain detailed information regarding the application process.

M.Eng.  applications are processed through the Faculty of Applied Science.  Visit their pages to obtain detailed inforamtion regarding the application process.

5. Is there an application fee for Graduate studies?

There are non-refundable application fees and fees are valid for one year only. Fees can be paid by credit card.

6. Do I need to take the TOEFL test?

Since English is the primary language of instruction and communication at UBC, all applicants must be proficient in English prior to admission.  Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English proficiency examination as part of their application. For more information visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies English Proficiency Requirements.

7. Is there financial support provided by the department?

Yes, the department provides financial support to successful candidates to our M.A.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD programs.   M.Eng. students do not receive any stipend from the Department.

    • Are there other scholarships and awards a student can apply to?
      The Department encourages students to apply for scholarships, fellowships, awards, and grants both internally and externally. For more information about awards, scholarships, loans, and/or bursaries, visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships, Awards and Funding.


8. Where can I get information on off-campus residence?

Visit the UBC Housing for information on off-campus housing.

 

If you have any other questions, please contact our Graduate Office at chbe.gradoffice@ubc.ca