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    Sauder School of Business 2020-2021 Admissions: Entry Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    Situated at Vancouver, Sauder School of Business provides admissions to Bachelors’, Master’s and dual degrees in the field of Business management. The school is the faculty of business at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is highly selcetive with an acceptance rate of merely 6%.

    Full time MBA program, International MBA program, Master of Management and Master of Business Analytics are some of the famous courses offered by Sauder School of Business. Nearly 46% of the students enrolled for the UBC MBA program are international students from all around the globe. Even 77% of UBC Saunder’s faculty are from countries other than Canada, making it one of the most diverse places to pursue higher education from Canada.

    Admission is granted to international students with excellent secondary school records, good academic performances, GPA and application essays. GMAT or GRE score is considered valid only when it is received from GMAT or GRE office.

    • UBC Sauder admits students on a rolling basis.
    • Students can apply for admission in Fall, Spring, Winter or Summer Semester in Sauder School of Business
    • MBA tuition fees at Sauder School of Business for Canadian permanent residents and international students is 49,419 CAD and 83,263 CAD respectively.
    • Deadline to submit an application for graduate programs is August 18, 2020.
    • Cost of attendance at UBC MBA program for international students is 140,228 CAD.


    Application Portal Online Portal
    Application Fee 209.25 CAD
    Degrees Offered Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diploma
    Acceptance Rate 6%
    Academic calendar Semester
    Intake seasons Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer
    Letters of Recommendation Required
    GMAT 550
    GRE 155
    Interview Not required
    Payment Mastercard or Visa
    Financial Aid Scholarships and loans
    Admission Helpdesk UG:

    Sauder School of Business Admission Deadlines

    To get admission in any of the courses offered by Sauder School of Business, it is important for the students to submit all the documents along with the application before the deadline.

    Any application submitted after the deadline will not be accepted by the University. Candidates are guaranteed an admission decision within 8 weeks of their complete application submission. The upcoming dealdine the university is April 1, 2021.

    More so, applicants are to take note of the following important dates which include:

    Deadline Type Last Date for application
    Admission Deadline April 15, 2021
    Early Registration Deadline April 15, 2021
    Refund Deadline April 15, 2021
    Registration Deadline May 15, 2021
    First Assignment Due Date
    Applies to most courses.
    May 26, 2021
    Partial Refund Deadline June 16, 2021
    Withdrawal Deadline July 14, 2021
    Course End Date August 11, 2021
    Final Examinations September 2,
    Supplemental Examinations December 2,

    Sauder School of Business International Students Admissions

    International students who wish to study at Sauder School of Business can apply to the school provided they have met all the requirements for admission at the school. 

    Application Portal: International students who have satisfied all the requirements can apply online through the official application route. See it here:

    Application Fee: All international applicants are expected to pay a non-refundable application fee of 209.25 CAD which can also be paid online.

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    In addition to the school’s general admission requirements, the following is required of international students:

    • A Completed application.
    • Copy of academic records.
    • Original interim transcripts (Applicants are to note that all transcripts are to be presented in English and peradventure there’s a language other than, its translation must be included)
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Provide your level of English proficiency.
    • GRE/GMAT scores taken within 5 years
    • Personal Essay and letters of recommendation.
    • Resume /curriculum vitae.

    The steps involved in the application process for getting into Sauder School of Business include:

    • Review admission requirements
    • Complete the online application
    • Pay the application fee
    • Submit your supporting documentation
    • Check your application status

    English Proficiency for International Students

    Submission of English Proficiency Test score is compulsory for the students belonging to a country where English is not the official language of instruction.

    Test Score
    TOEFL (iBT) 250
    IELTS 7.0
    CAEL 70 overall band
    CAEL Online 70 overall band
    Pearson Test of English (PTE) 70

    Sauder School of Business can refuse admission to any student whose proficiency of English is questionable and those students whose written work is below acceptable standards may be asked to withdraw from the program.

    Visa for International Students

    International students will require a visa to study in Canada but prior to that, they must have been issued their acceptance letter from the university. The process of obtaining immigration documents differs between visa offices and can take up to 12 months to complete.

    Applicants can choose to apply either online or via paper application. The list of essential documents required prior to applying for a permit are as follows:

    • Application for Study Permit.
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.
    • Valid passport.
    • Students will need to appear for a visa interview with the Canadian Embassy in their respective home countries to get a student visa. 

    Sauder School of Business Undergraduate Admissions

    Admission is based on a combination of academic performance, involvement in activities demonstrating leadership skills, teamwork and ability to articulate ideas and experiences. Bachelor’s programs at Sauder School of Business include BCom in Accounting, Marketing and International Business.

    Where to apply: Online Portal

    Application fee: 205.5 CAD is to be paid by international students

    Admission requirements: Following documents must be submitted to Sauder School of Business for admission in undergraduate courses:

    • Application form
    • Application fee
    • Official transcript
    • High school report
    • SAT score
    • English Proficiency test score

    In case of any query, prospective students can contact at the following address:

    165-2053 Main Mall
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada V6T 1Z2
    Telephone: 1 604 822 8333
    Fax: 1 604 822 0655

    Sauder School of Business Graduate Admissions

    Applicants who have previously completed an MBA program are not eligible to apply to the UBC MBA. To get admission in graduate courses at Sauder School of Business, following requirements must be fulfilled by the students:

    Applicants applying for graduate admission at this school have to make the following documents available:

    • Graduate Management Aptitude Test and/or the Graduate Record Exam scores
    • English language proficiency tests such as TOEFL and IELTS
    • Official Transcripts
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Supplementary Application/Statement of Intent
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • The aforementioned are the general graduate admission requirements but you are to note that some specific graduate degree programs might have some additional graduate admission requirements.

    Here are specific academic requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by the Sauder School of Business:

    Requirements Master of Business Analytics Master of Management International Master of Business Administration Professional Master of Business Administration Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Application fee (Non- refundable) 87 CAD 87 CAD 87 CAD 87 CAD 87 CAD
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/GRE Either one of the two is required Either one of the two is required Required for applicants with non-quantitative educational backgrounds. Required Required
    Supplementary Application/Statement of Intent Required Required Required Required Required
    Work Experience Not Required Not Required Not Required Not Required Not Required
    Professional CV/Resume Required Required Required  Required Required
    Letters of Recommendation Required (Academic/ Professional) Required Required Required Required

    After submitting the documents, applicants receive an application number. If selected, prospective students receive a confirmation letter from the college. For further information regarding the admissions, applicants must contact the following:

    Telephone: +1 604 822 8422

    Email address:


    Q1. Is an essay a requirement for getting into the Sauder School of Business?

    A1. Yes, each applicant is to write a statement of intent/ supplementary application as it is among the general admission requirements of the school

    Q2.How do I check the availability for the program that I wish to attend at Sauder School of Business?

    A2. Programs attendance is limited but in case of availability of space, last minute registration is possible before the commencement date. For self-serve registrations applicants can check open enrollment programs on the right-hand trial (text indicator showing less than 5 seats left per offering).

    Q3. What if the program in which a student has enrolled at Sauder School of Business gets cancelled?

    A3. In the case of last minute scheduling programs, colleges can substitute fully qualified speakers not listed in program description. University has all the rights to cancel or change dates of any executive programs due to insufficient enrollment. It is the liability of the University to fully refund the program fee if it has been cancelled. No amount will be provided for travel expenses so it is recommended that students must have travel insurance.

    Q4. Where can I get my completion letter at Sauder School of Business?

    A4. Applicants must login into account with CWL username. After logging in, click on “Registration History” at the top and download the completion letter for any program they have taken.

    Q5. Is it mandatory for prospective students to provide a GRE/GMAT score to Sauder School of Business?

    A5. GRE normally requires \150 marks in each category. Applicants with high GPA and with relevant training in quantitative areas are eligible to apply for GMAT waiver if improved by the admission committee.

    Q6. Will I be interviewed for admission into the Sauder School of Business?

    A6. No, you won’t.Sauder School of Business does not require applicants to be interviewed before they are granted admission.

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