Distance Learning Program - Eligibility

 

Distance learning courses at Allard Hall are only open to unclassified students, access studies students and Master of Laws (Common Law) students.

For complete information on applying, visit our How to Apply page. 

 

Academic Requirements:

Applicants must hold a first law degree and have a valid NCA Assessment, or have a completed file with the NCA in the queue for assessment. 

 

English Language Requirements:

English language proficiency test results are required for all applicants who have completed a degree program (equivalent to a bachelors or higher) from an institution where English was not the primary language of instruction in the entire institution – not just the degree program. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of application.

English Languge Proficiency Result requirements

We accept either an IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL ibt test for admission, and you must meet the minimum scores below:

 

IELTS (Academic)

TOEFL (IBT)

Overall Score

6.5

90

Reading

6.5

23

Writing

6.5

24

Listening

6.0

22

Speaking

6.0

21

Official Scores should be mailed from the testing agency to our office at the following address:

ATTN: Graduate Professional Programs - Distance Learning
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1

 

Degree Completed in an English Institution

Applicants who have completed a degree program (equivalent to a bachelors or higher) from an institution where English was the primary medium of instruction in the entire institution do not need to provide English Language Results. 

  • If your degree information is from one of the following countries AND provided by the NCA with your file, you do not need to provide any further proof:

American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Canada (including Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Tanzania, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA, US Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  • If your degree conferral information is not provided by the NCA with your file, please send a set of official transcripts from the institution to the address below.
  • If your country is not listed above, you will need to provide an official statement from your institution, confirming the use of English as the primary language of instruction in the entire institution. Please arrange for your university to send this statement directly to the address below:
ATTN: Graduate Professional Programs - Distance Learning
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z1

 


Please note that your supporting documentation must be received no later than three weeks before the course start date, or your registration cannot be processed.