Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.
UNBC is a university both in and for the North. This mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We are also Canada’s Green University™ , leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
Naturally Inspired Research & Learning
Learning experiences that reach way beyond the classroom. Research opportunities you will not get anywhere else.
1:8 faculty to Student Ratio
81% grads Working in Fields Related to their Programs
16 countries with Exchange Opportunities
A Different Kind of Classroom
From Argentina to the Ancient Forest—UNBC offers unique experiential learning opportunities and field courses in Northern British Columbia and around the world. Our small class sizes mean your studies will be well supported by our world class professors.
Do the Math
At UNBC, a lower cost of living lets you enjoy all the perks of a vibrant city and campus. It all adds up.
$840 average Monthly Rent vs $1990 in Vancouver or $2060 in Toronto
1 in 4 students Receive a Financial Award
up to $40k value Range for Student Award
A Thriving City in the Heart of BC
Prince George is Northern BC's largest city. With a burgeoning restaurant scene, plenty of green space, two junior hockey teams, and a thriving arts and culture community, there's something for everyone. The sun shines almost 300 days a year—perfect for outdoor pursuits. You will feel welcome in Prince George.
Whatever your passion, you want to make your mark. There's a place for you here.
50+ student-Led Clubs & Organizations
540 resident Spaces
70 Intramural Teams in 8 Leagues
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must submit evidence of English language proficiency prior to admission. French-speaking Canadians and Canadian First Nations language speakers are exempted from this requirement.
Students who have completed a degree program entirely in the English Language at a recognized institution from a country approved by UNBC where English is an official language may be exempted from this requirement. A listing of English Language Proficiency test exempt countries is maintained by the Office of the Registrar.
Acceptable evidence of English language proficiency may be any one of the following:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in any of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; or equivalent other TOEFL score. UNBC's institutional TOEFL code is 0320.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules.
CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) or the CAEL CE : overall 70, with no subtest below 60.
CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) - CELPIT-A (Academic Reading and Writing): 4H - CELL (Listening): 4H - CELTOP (Speaking): 4H
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 85 final score, with 3 in the speaking test.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 65 overall score, with a score of not less than 60 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
A final grade of 3.00 (B) or better in both the UNBC English Language Studies 50 and English Language Studies 170, obtained concurrently and prior to application for Graduate admission.
A final grade of 3.00 (B) or better in an articulated BCCAT EAP 4 program, prior to application for Graduate admissions.
In order to be considered valid, results must be sent directly from the testing agency/institution to the Office of the Registrar. Scores are valid for a period of two years.
Some graduate program may require higher English Language proficiency scores. Please consult the Program section of the calendar for additional requirements.
The University of Northern British Columbia reserves the right to consider, in addition to test scores, any factors that it considers appropriate in making a final determination of the English language proficiency of an applicant.
All information related to this institution has been extracted from the University of Northern British Columbia website, accessible at https://www.unbc.ca. The data provided here is true until its extraction on 25 December 2019. Hence, all information here is subject to change without notice as per the institution's policy. For the latest update, please visit the institution website.