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Eligibility Criteria & Documents Required

Although admission criteria differ by degree, the following are some typical graduate entry requirements. For particular advice and specifics on submitting applications and paperwork, one should contact their chosen department.

To be eligible for graduate studies at UB, you must have the following qualifications:

  • list items A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited/government-recognized college or university. The majority of these degrees will be four years or more; some three-year degrees will be accepted, but not all.
  • list items B or above in your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses (GPA of 3.0).
  • list items Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.). Test scores are not required for all programmes.
  • list items Recommendations letters
  • list items Language Proficiency in English Requirements: All international students must take one of the tests listed below and get a minimum score required by the university.
    • TOEFL (IBT) (including MyBest scores); TOEFL Home Edition : 79
    • TOEFL Essentials : 8.5
    • TOEFL (PBT) and TOEFL ITP Plus : 550
    • IELTS and IELTS Indicator : 6.5
    • PTE Academic; PTE Academic Online : 55
    • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) : 185
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) : 185
    • Duolingo English Test (DET) : 120

    It's worth noting that many graduate programmes have stricter minimum requirements. It's critical to get in touch with your department immediately to find out what the minimal score criteria are for your programme.

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    Admission Dates & Process

    Individual schools and programmes have different application dates. For the most up-to-date information, please visit your department's website or contact them directly.

    Process

    Step 1: Select your application: You can apply directly to UB for the majority of UB's graduate programmes.

    Step 2: Begin the application process: You'll need to create an account with an email address and a password to begin your online graduate application. This will be associated with all UB applications once it is developed. Please make sure the email address you use for this account is active throughout the application process.

    Step 3: Complete and submit your formal review application: The prerequisites and deadlines for each programme are different. You must upload all essential documents to your online application. You must upload all essential materials to each application if you are applying to several programmes.

    Step 4: Pay the fee(s) for your application: Each programme you apply to will demand a non-refundable application fee. The cost of applying varies depending on the programme.

    Step 5: Electronically submit official test results

    Step 6: Gather all relevant materials and submit them: Additional application materials may be required by your programme. Before the deadline, make sure to upload all supplementary materials to your application. Materials that are absent from an application may be considered incomplete.

    Step 7: Receive your admission decision: Once an admission decision has been made, you will be advised to log in to your student status site for information on your admission status, as well as any further financial help or support offers that may be available.

     


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    How to find the status of my application?

    When your application account is created, you will receive an email from UB. You will receive an email with a one-time use Pin number and a connection to the online Applicant Status Portal, where you will upload and submit all your application materials. You can go to the Applicant Status Portal whenever you want and as many times as you like.
    What is the Applicant Status Portal, and what does it do?

    The Applicant Status Platform is an online portal that allows you to track the status of your application and electronically submit all your application materials. After you've submitted your application, you'll be given access to this site. This mechanism can be used to submit anything you require to our office..
    What should I do if I am currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL during COVID-19?

    The UB will accept the Duolingo English Test (DET), as proof of English competency, if you are currently unable to take the IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL because of COVID-19 cancellations. This test can be completed online, from the comfort of your own home.
    What is the best way to verify the status of my application?

    When your application account has been created, you will receive an email from UB. You will receive an email with a one-time use Pin number and a connection to the online Applicant Status Portal, where you will upload and submit all of your application materials.
    In how much time will my application be reviewed?

    Starting in December of the preceding year, fall application decisions are revealed. Students are contacted through email.