Transcript Deadline Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application.
As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.
Join our Graduate Student Ambassadors who will be available to answer questions about their experiences at UBC, including topics such as accommodation, moving to a new city/province/country and settling in, making friends, being an international student, and more.
The MFA granted to distance students is the same degree as granted to on-campus students, and the same criteria of excellence in multiple genres of study apply.
UBC's Optional-Residency (Distance) MFA was the first distance education MFA program in Canada and remains the only full MFA which can be taken completely online.
In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date.
In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Referee Deadline Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. Graduates of the MFA program have found success in varied fields related to writing and communication.
The MFA qualifies graduates for teaching at the university level and many graduates have gone on to teach at colleges and universities in Canada, the United States and overseas as well as holding writing residencies. Others go on to work in publishing, and graduates have become book and magazine editors.
Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements.
Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors.