Graduate Studies Preparation Programs

With the risk COVID-19 poses to students, staff and instructors, we have cancelled the September 2020 and January 2021 International Graduate Studies Preparation Program.

You may be interested in the Pre-Graduate School Online Program. This new part-time program is for upper-year undergraduate students and recent graduates wanting to apply to a Canadian master’s program.

Beginning your master's program at a North American university is exciting, but it can also pose challenges. Everything from admission requirements to cultural practices is unfamiliar, and academic standards, practices and expectations are different in Canada and the US from graduate schools outside of North America.

Prepare for a successful transition to graduate studies by gaining the skills and strategies to choose the right program, boost your chances of being accepted into your chosen graduate school, and thrive once you're there. Choose from part-time and full-time programs, on-campus or fully online.

Courses and Programs


International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP)

Succeed in master’s programs at a Canadian or US university. The International Graduate Studies Preparation Program is a full-time, 14-week on-campus program. LEARN MORE

Pre-Graduate School Online Program (PGSOP)

Learn the skills to choose, apply to and succeed in a Canadian master’s program. Pre-Graduate School Online Program courses are part-time and fully online. LEARN MORE

Pre-Graduate School Summer Program (PGSSP)

Learn how to choose, apply to and succeed in a master’s program in North America in the full-time, 3-week Pre-Graduate School Summer Program at UBC. LEARN MORE