Required Documents for your Application

*The department will not accept any documentation sent by mail to the department that an applicant is required to be upload onto their online application system.

Please make sure that you have the following documentation scanned and ready to be uploaded and submitted on your online application. A simplified checklist of documents required when submitting your application can be found at the end of this page. For applicants who have applied in the previous year and would like to reuse parts of their application, more information can be found at the end of this page.

For All Applicants

  1. Your completed Prerequisite Academic Information Sheet
  • You must fill out, and submit a  with your application. This form must be uploaded to your online application.  It will not be accepted by mail, email or dropped off in person. The form can be found at Prerequisite Academic Information 2018
  • The admissions office will use the courses that you list on form towards the GPA calculation provided that the courses listed meet the minimum admission requirements.
  1. Official final transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended (except UBC)
  • At the time of application, you are required to submit scanned copies of official transcripts issued by all post-secondary institutions that you have attended (except UBC).
  • Please make sure that transcripts are the most updated copy and have an issue date after January 2015.
  • Print-outs or screenshots of unofficial results or transcripts will not be accepted.
  • If you are currently in the last year of your undergraduate degree, submit only your most recent transcript that contains all final grades for the September – December semester. Any transcripts missing the final grades of the most recent semester will not be considered and will result in the disqualification of your application.
  • Please note that the new online application system will allow you to upload transcripts after you have submitted your application. Physical transcripts are not required during the application process. (If you are offered a place in the MPT program, you may be required to submit official transcripts directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral studies only after you have received your offer of admission.)
  1. High-School transcripts and AP/IB credits (if applicable)
  • If you are using high-school, AP or IB courses to meet prerequisite requirements, you must also submit high-school, AP and IB transcripts.*
  • Please make sure that transcripts are the most updated copy and have an issue date after January 2015.
  • Print-outs or screenshots of unofficial results or transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Please note that the new online application system will allow you to upload transcripts after you have submitted your application.
  • Physical transcripts are not required during the application process. (If you are offered a place in the MPT program, you may be required to submit official transcripts directly to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral studies only after you have received your offer of admission.)

*We cannot access high-school, AP or IB transcripts that may have previously been sent to UBC’s Enrolment Services or UBC Undergraduate Admissions. All high-school, AP or IB transcripts must be resubmitted. Information about requesting an IB transcript can be found on the IB website. Information about requesting an AP transcript can be found on the AP website on the AP Score Reporting Services pageAll applicants who wish to use AP or IB  courses are responsible for arranging to receive these transcripts and uploading them to the application.  Transcripts received by our office via mail or dropped off in person will not be accepted for any reason.

  1. Two Academic References and One Practical Experience Reference

As part of the application process, you are required to submit the contact information for 3 referees. Two of these referees must be able to provide an Academic Reference and the third must provide a Practical Experience Reference.

  • 2 Academic References must be submitted electronically by two individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • Once you submit your application online, an automated message will be sent to your academic referees to the email address you provide requesting that they submit a reference electronically.
    • References submitted electronically are tracked by the online application system.
    • If an academic referee is unable to provide an electronic reference, they can complete a paper form and mail it directly to the Department of Physical Therapy in a sealed and signed envelope.  The mailing address is: Admissions, Department of Physical Therapy 212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Y3
  • 1 Practical Experience Reference can be submitted electronically or by mail. Practical Experience referees are requested to completed the  Practical-Experience-Referee-Form-2018
    • It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the form to the individual with whom you undertook your practical experience and who is appropriate to provide a report on your 70 hours of volunteer/paid work practical experience working with individuals with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities. This form cannot be completed by the applicant.
    • Submitting Practical Reference forms electronically: Practical Experience referees who can access the online application system are asked to scan the completed copy of the Practical-Experience-Referee-Form-2018 and upload it onto the online application system. We will not accept the reference if it is emailed to the department.
    • Mailing Instructions: Referees who cannot access the online application system are asked to submit a paper copy of the completed  Practical-Experience-Referee-Form-2018 by mail directly to the Department of Physical Therapy in a sealed and signed envelope.  The mailing address is: Admissions, Department of Physical Therapy 212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3.
  1. Written response.  Beginning with the application to the program beginning September 2018, all applicants must submit a 200 written response to a question posed by the program. You can find the question and form to be upload once completed at Written question- MPT program September 2018.
  2. For the 2018 Application, there has been the addition of a required document containing work, volunteering, experience, as well as any awards, distinctions you may have received. This is to be submitted to the application by the January 15th document submission deadline.  The form can be found at Additional Required Information 2018
  1. English Proficiency Test Results (if applicable)

Applicants who completed their degree at a post-secondary institution outside of Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction, must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. More information can be found on the “How to Apply?” page.

  1. Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

If any of your documents (for example transcripts) are issued under a different name, please provide proof to support a name change such as a Marriage Certificate.

 

Additional Documentation Required For Domestic Applicants

In addition to the above documentation, domestic applicants may also need to provide:

  1. BC Care Card/BC Services Card (if applicable)

If you are applying as a BC Resident, you are required to provide a scanned copy of your BC Care Card or your BC Services Card (front and back). Please refer to the Admission Requirements page for more information about the residency requirements for the MPT program.

  1. Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

If you are applying as a Permanent Resident, you are required to provide proof of immigration status and date of landing by submitting a copy of both the front and back of your Permanent Resident documentation.

  1. Northern and Rural Cohort Application (if applicable)

If you are applying to be part of the Northern and Rural Cohort, you will also need to complete and submit a supplementary NRC application by the application deadline.

The application for the Northern and Rural Cohort can be found Northern Rural Remote Lived Experiences Form 2018 and Northern Rural Cohort Application Form 2018. Please see the Help Guide for detailed instructions on how to fill out the application.

Additional Documentation Required For International Applicants

In addition to the above documentation, international applicants who have transcripts that are issued in a language other than English, will need to submit an English translation. In addition to uploading digital copies of your transcripts in their original language, you must also upload a certified literal English translation of your transcripts from your home university’s translation service or a certified English translator. For further information about the official documentation requirements for international applicants, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies website.

Documents required when submitting your online application

  1. BC Care Card or BC Services Card (if applicable)
  2. Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)
  3. Completed Prerequisite Academic Information Sheet (download from  Prerequisite Academic Information 2018)
  4. Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate or Change of Name Certificate (if applicable)
  5. Online Application Fee (payable online through the online application system)

It is recommended that you also supply:

  1. Official Academic Post-Secondary Transcripts (if you have already completed your undergraduate degree)
  2. AP/IB Transcripts (if applicable)
  3. High-School Transcripts (if applicable)

Documents required AFTER submitting your online application

  1. Supplemental Application Fee payable to The University of British Columbia through cheque or money order. Please note, this fee is in addition to the fee paid at the time of application via the online system and is a requirement for your application to be processed and considered by the program.
  2. Official Academic Post-Secondary Transcripts once marks for all courses scheduled to complete be December 31 2017 or earlier have been officially submitted to your records. DO NOT SUBMIT INCOMPLETE, OR UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. They will not be accepted.
  3. AP/IB Transcripts (if applicable)
  4. High-School Transcripts (if applicable)
  5. Academic References (submitted electronically by the Academic Referees)
  6.  Practical-Experience-Referee-Form-2018 (submitted either electronically or by mail to the Department of Physical Therapy by the Practical Experience Referee)
  7. English Proficiency Test Results (if applicable)
  8. Northern Rural Cohort Application (optional)
  9. 200 word written response which can be found at Written question- MPT program September 2018.

If you applied previously to the MPT program, you will need to resubmit all documentation, including all reference letters.

Admission to this program is extremely competitive. Due to limited staffing and the high number of applicants, unfortunately the Department of Physical Therapy cannot provide individual advising, either through email, phone, or in-person. Please thoroughly review our detailed website for all admissions related questions.  If you feel your question is not answered by our website, please email your question to  mpt.admissions@ubc.ca.  Although we will respond as efficiently as possible, please note there may be a considerable delay in responding to your email. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that all communication and interactions with the Department are considered part of the admission process and are taken into account when considering applicants for admission. Admission may be denied to applicants who communicate in an unprofessional manner or who act in an inappropriate manner during the admissions process, regardless of academic or interview standing.