UBC MEL MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees

Application Checklist

Apply for the UBC Applied Science Professional Programs online. You can save your application and continue working on it at a later time. Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all of the following required documentation is received online:

Letter of intent

A letter of intent is your opportunity to explain why you want to take the MEL or MHLP degree and what you hope to achieve from it. Reflect on your academic, professional and personal skills and your future career goals to demonstrate what a great match you are for the program. We ask that you do not exceed 2 pages.

CV or Resume

Provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae or résumé. Review this helpful resource to ensure your CV and resume accurately capture your experiences.

A copy of your transcripts and degrees certificates

Scan and upload a copy of your official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If your transcripts are issued in a language other than English, submit both the original transcript and an official English translation. Please combine your scans into ONE document per degree. If your bachelor and/or master’s degree includes transfer credits from other institutions, we also require the transfer credit transcripts.

If your transcript does not indicate your degree name and conferral date, you will also be required to submit a copy of your degree certificate. Scan and upload a copy of your official degree certificate. If your degree certificate is issued in a language other than English, submit both the original degree certificate and an official English translation.

If you receive an offer, you will be required to submit an official hard copy of your academic documentation. UBC has strict regulations on the requirements for documentation to be accepted as official transcripts and degree certificates. See submitting your documents for additional details.

Three reference letters

Provide contact details for 3 referees (academic and/or professional). The application system will directly contact your referees electronically, but it is your responsibility to ensure your referees submit their references. We are unable to accept electronic references from free email accounts (such as Gmail, Yahoo). These referees will receive instructions on how to submit via postal mail. To prevent reference submissions delays in the submission we recommend that you use a referee with a business, institutional or academic email address at least 2 weeks prior to your application submission. We cannot review your application until references are received.

Reference letters must be in English. Any reference letters written in a different language must be officially translated.

Referee or reference questions? Determine your referee’s relevance for your application. Review some of the key referee and reference requirements within the application process for the Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) and Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) degrees.

Results of an English language proficiency exam (if applicable)

If you studied at an institution where English is not the primary language, you must provide the results of an English language proficiency exam.

Tests must have been taken within 24 months of your application. If your undergraduate or master’s degree was completed outside Canada, at an English-speaking university, you must ensure that this is stated on your official transcript. Please review the English language proficiency requirements. You must submit your official test results via one of the following methods:

An official report sent directly to the Applied Science Professional Programs Office from the testing centre.

Electronic submissions:

  • TOEFL: Use UBC’s Institution code 0965; give the reason for taking TOEFL “to enter college or university as a graduate student”
  • IELTS: Use name of institution: The University of British Columbia; Master of Engineering Leadership or Master of Health Leadership & Policy: Graduate School Admissions.”

Proof of residency

A copy of either the photo page of your passport or your Canadian permanent resident card.

Note: All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the UBC Faculty of Applied Science. Students who submit irreplaceable material may request the return of that material. Such requests must be submitted with the original material.