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    UBC M.Arch Fees, Eligibility, Admission & Deadlines

    Vancouver, British ColumbiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1908established year
    55887enrollment

    Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

    3 years
    full time
    English
    co-op & on-campus
    Course Based

    Field of Study 

    $ 34,445 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • The Master of Architecture(M.Arch) is a 3-year degree at the University of British Columbia(UBC).
    • This is a Co-op program which provides the work-experience in dealing with the real-world problem.
    • A complete, accredited curriculum, provides the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) approved professional standing.
    • This standing is equivalent to the US National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB).
    • The student will gain valuable skills in:
      • design and visualization
      • a variety of digital media tools
      • communication and presentations
      • project management and organization
    • Some of the subjects taught in this program are Environmental Systems and Controls I, Architectural Design Studio III, Architectural Technology II, Contemporary Theories in Architecture, Research Methods.
    • In the third year, there will be two projects namely Graduate Project 1 and 2.
    • The university offers well over 100-course support positions every year, from teaching assistantships to researching in faculty-led labs.
    • The alumni of this program are currently working in these roles:
      • community engagement
      • environmental consulting
      • sustainable building consulting
      • construction
      • public art
      • graphic design
    • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 76,930 USD.
    • The University of British Columbia ranked as the 45th best university in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration3 years
    Fees$ 103335 for 3 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Jan 15)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL
    ExamsGRE
    Program URLhttps://you.ubc.ca/ubc_programs/architecture/

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • The student must have a bachelor's degree in architecture at any recognized university.

    Language Requirement:

    • The students whose official language is not English are required to submit the scores of English Language Proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS.


    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • 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

    Event End Date
    fall Jan 15, 2021

    Closed for application.


    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    93 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    310 / 340

    Avg. Score in

    GRE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
    Tuition Fees$34445$34445$34445

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 12375

    Ranking

    QS World University

    QS World University 2019

    Ranked #27 / 200

    Architecture [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    UBC Graduate Dean’s Entrance ScholarshipVariableYesN/A
    UBC Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) AwardsVariableYesN/A
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$ 150YesN/A
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality ManagementVariableYesApr 1, 2020

    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

    • The alumni of this program are currently working in these roles:
      • community engagement
      • environmental consulting
      • sustainable building consulting
      • construction
      • public art
      • graphic design


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