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Bachelor of Science in Nursing [B.S.N]

 20 months
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 29,736 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 2-year program at the University of British Columbia(UBC).
  • Ranks for this program by Maclean’s are:
    • #3 in Nursing Programs in Canada.
    • #2 in terms of  Program Reputation in Canada.
    • #3 in terms of Research Reputation in Canada.
  • This is a Two Year Program with a Structured Curriculum.
  • Students are Prepared to crack the Registered Nurse Certification with ease after graduation.
  • This program has an international reputation for research and scholarship and a vision characterized by social relevance and excellence.
  • The students will be well-equipped to offer excellent service and garner high satisfaction from their new role.
  • Some of the graduates maintain their high level of skilled practice in acute care settings. Others contribute to Canadian health education with research in oncology, geriatrics.
  • Still, others move into leadership roles, pushing the boundaries of nursing care in hospitals, agencies, extended care, and other institutions. 
  • Every year Top 120 applicants get enrolled in this Program.
  • The Student to Faculty Ratio is 8:1 which resolves the interaction Problem.
  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 116,350 USD.
  • The Careers to follow after Graduation are:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Assistant Nursing Superintendent
    • Department Supervisor
    • Deputy Nursing Superintendent.., etc.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration20 months
Fees$ 59,472 for 20 months
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • A bachelor's degree or significant progress (48 non-nursing, university transferable credits) toward a degree in another field of study.
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 70% average, or grade point average of 2.8 (calculated on a 4-point scale) based upon the most recent 30 non-nursing, university transferable credits completed at the undergraduate level.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Completion of Higher Secondary School Education (Standard XII).
  • Math, Chemistry, Physics courses in Standard XII are needed.

Exam requirements:

  • GRE is not required but the scores are considered.
  • TOEFL or IELTS is mandatory for the students whose official language is not English.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of bachelor's and higher secondary degree.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.

Application Deadline

Jan 15

Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in


90 / 120

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65 / 90

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$29736$29736

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 8,100


QS World University 2020

Ranked #32/ 100

Nursing [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Philip L. Brocking Award Variable Yes 30 Apr, 2020
UBC Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC Outstanding International Student Award Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
UBC Vantage One Excellence Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC International Major Entrance Scholarships Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
  • The student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.
  • Student Visa Process:
    • Apply for admission with a DLI, pay the tuition fees and receive an acceptance letter from the DLI.
    • Check if a study permit is required. eTA is required for all international applicants who wish to travel to Canada.
    • Prepare all the documents required for applications
    • Purchase GIC
    • Apply for the applications
    • Undertake the medical exams
    • Schedule biometric appointment and interview.

Work Study

  • Students can work for 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, the students will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
  • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
  • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

Career and Placement after Course

  • The Graduates can be a Certified Registered Nurse.
  • The Careers to follow after Graduation are:
    • Staff Nurse
    • Assistant Nursing Superintendent
    • Department Supervisor
    • Deputy Nursing Superintendent.., etc.
  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 116,350 USD.

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