Graduate Studies Preparation Programs

Your Guide to Getting into Graduate School in Canada course is a fully online course for third and fourth-year undergraduate students and recent graduates who want to apply to a Canadian master’s program.  Next course: July 2022

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 than in the US and in 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 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