How to Apply

Students in the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program are bright, enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in global affairs and perspectives. There is a rigorous selection process to find the right type of candidate that is best suited for the program. Applicants interested in the Dual Degree program will only need to apply through UBC; there is no need to apply separately to Sciences Po.

The application to the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program is a two-step process. Applicants must submit:

  1. An online general application to UBC at you.ubc.ca.
  2. A supplemental application to the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program (more details below).

Step 1: Submit your online UBC undergraduate admissions application

Complete your application at you.ubc.ca, and choose the UBC BA as your first choice of program.

The UBC application includes a personal profile. We encourage you to use the personal profile to show your interests, background, and readiness for study in the subject areas highlighted by the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program. In addition to admission to the Dual Degree program, you will be considered automatically for UBC’s regular BA program. You must submit a separate application to Sciences Po if you wish to be considered for the Sciences Po BA program.

Applicants who have Canadian citizenship are encouraged to submit their UBC online application by the Major Entrance Scholarship deadline if they wish to be considered for UBC Major Entrance Scholarships. The supplemental application can be submitted at a later date as long as it is received prior to the specified deadline.

Applicants must submit both the online UBC application and the supplemental application by January 9, 2018.

Step 2: Complete the online UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree supplemental application

Once you have completed Step 1 and submitted your UBC online undergraduate application, you will then need to submit a supplemental application online at sciencespo.ubc.ca.

The supplemental application includes submitting personal information, a written response, CV, and academic transcripts from the last two years. You will also be asked to indicate the regional Sciences Po campus that you would like to study at, and your preferred interview dates and location. Read all the detailed information about the supplemental application and suggested tips before you begin.

To begin your supplemental application, click the “Submit your Supplemental Application” button above. Applicants must have a UBC campus-wide log in (CWL) in order to log in to the application form, and must have an 8-digit UBC student number in order to proceed. Applicants who do not submit a supplemental application will not be considered for admission to the Dual BA program.

Applicants must submit both the online UBC application and supplemental application by January 9, 2018.

Step 3: Submit your required documents to UBC Admissions

In order to complete the admission process, all UBC applicants must submit their required documents to UBC by the designated deadlines. Applicants to the UBC Sciences Po program must send required documents directly to UBC Admissions.

I’ve submitted my UBC online application and supplemental application. Now what?

Once your supplemental application is received, your overall process through UBC Admissions will be watched over by program manager. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for an interview with the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree Admissions Committee, and all applicants will be notified whether they have been successful or not.

As all applicants to the Dual Degree program will be assessed for the regular UBC BA program, you may find that you are offered a seat in the regular UBC BA program prior to your interview for the Dual Degree program option with Sciences Po. Your offer letter must clearly state the “Dual Degree program between UBC and Sciences Po” for it to be an offer to this unique program. If your offer letter does not say this, then you have been accepted to the regular UBC BA program.