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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - [UBC], VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  55887Enrollment

Bachelor (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours & on campus

Field of Study

$ 30,573 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences announces a new Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPSc) Program.
  • The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences is a 4-year program with Honours at the University of British Columbia(UBC).
  • The program is structured as follows:
    • 120 credits for the General Studies, Research, and Practicum options.
    • 132 credits for the Honours options.
  • This new bachelor’s degree will prepare graduates for technical positions in the discovery, development, and production areas of the pharmaceutical, life sciences, biotechnology, and natural products industries.
  • The BPSc does not lead to a pharmacy degree but provides instruction in the study of the sciences that contribute to drug discovery and development, including: 
    • Pharmacology
    • Formulations sciences
    • Nanomedicine,
    • Diagnostics
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Students will declare for Honours in the second term of Year 2 or the first term of Year 3. Honours will require a research project, a formal written Honours thesis, and 6 extra credits of classes.
  • Students can prepare research projects without honours in a short report rather than a formal Honours Thesis and then the extra 6 credits of coursework are also not required.
  • Some Graduate Programs at UBC and other Universities allow direct admission to the Ph.D program without enrolling in the MSc if the student holds an honours degree so there is an advantage to pursuing Honours.
  • Approximately 65 students are enrolled in this program per year.
  • There will be placements in Year 4 offered by the Faculty and placements will be on a competitive basis.
  • The University of British Columbia ranked as the 45th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings.


Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 122,292 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://pharmsci.ubc.ca/bpsc

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students required Secondary School transcripts to get admission in this program.
  • There is limited ability to transfer into the second year if the student has taken an equivalent curriculum and direct entry to the second year is competitive. 
  • Students required to give an interview for this program.
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.


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

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$30573$30573$30573$30573

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #18/ 300

Pharmacy [ 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
UBC International Major Entrance Scholarships Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • 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

  • After this program students have opportunities in:
    • Biotechnology Industry
    • Dietary Supplement Industry
    • Government policy advisory
    • Health Care Professions (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy)
    • Hospital/Health Care provider administration
    • Cannabis products industry
    • Medical Device Sales and marketing
    • Nutraceutical Industry
    • Paint and other industrial formulations manufacturers
    • Personal Care Product Industry (e.g. shampoos, lotions, makeup)
    • Pharmaceutical Industry, including generic medication providers
    • Process Manufacturing
    • Quality Assurance Management
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Veterinary drug industry


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