Applications for the 2017/18 academic year are now closed.
Potential students apply to UBC by using the Graduate Studies Application System. Applicants upload all required documents, including scanned copies of previous university transcripts, a Statement of Intent, a literary CV and their creative writing portfolio. Applicants also enter referee names and email addresses; referees will be contacted automatically by the online application system.
- Our faculty select the successful applicants through a competitive reading process. We usually accept less than 25% of applicants.
- Successful applicants who are selected by our faculty and who meet UBC’s academic qualifications will be formally offered admission at UBC.
- Successful applicants arrange for official transcripts to be sent to Graduate & Postgraduate Studies for final review.
We expect to make admission offers by mid-March, 2017.
Our application deadline for the 2017/18 academic year was Monday January 9, 2017. We expect the deadline for 2018/19 to be similar. Deadlines will be updated in summer 2017.
Our application Guidelines document for the 2017/18 academic year provides detailed information on the application process for the on-campus MFA stream of the Creative Writing Program.