Peter A Allard School of Law

Program Eligibility

Program specific requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelors of Laws (LLB) degree, or a relevant undergraduate degree with a superior academic record and significant work experience in the field of tax.

General requirements

  • For applicants with Canadian or USA credentials, you must have the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall average in the B+ range in third- and fourth-year courses (at UBC, these are courses numbered 300-499). Visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for a full list of general requirements for Canada & US credentials.
  • For applicants with International credentials, your requirements vary by country. Visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for a full list of general requirements for international credentials.

English Language Requirements

If your post-secondary degree (equivalent to a bachelor's or higher) is from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must take and provide the results of an English language proficiency exam with your application. 

Other considerations

  • We understand that not everyone has the same path to education. If you do not meet the requirements above, but have other significant formal training, relevant professional experience and/or possess demonstrable knowledge/expertise, you may be granted admission on a case-by-case basis. 
  • These requirements are minimums and are only one part of your application. Visit our How to Apply page to review the application process and required documents.
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