Optional-Residency MFA Application

Application Information

Applications for the Optional-Residency MFA Program for the 2017 Academic Year are now CLOSED.

Application Process

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 portfolio. Applicants also enter referee names and email addresses and they are contacted automatically by the online application system.

  1. Our faculty select the successful applicants through a competitive reading process. We usually accept less than 25% of applicants.
  2. Successful applicants who are selected by our faculty and who meet UBC’s academic qualifications will be formally offered admission at UBC.
  3. Successful applicants arrange for official transcripts to be sent to Graduate & Postgraduate Studies for final review.

We expect to offer admissions by mid-December, 2016.

Application Deadline

The deadline for Optional-Residency applications was October 17, 2016 

Application Guidelines

Our application Guidelines document for the 2017 academic year provides detailed information on the application process for the Optional-Residency MFA stream of the Creative Writing Program. We are keeping it here for reference purposes, although applications are now closed.

Optional Residency MFA Application Guidelines (pdf)