To ensure you are eligible for the program, please review the Admission Requirements and the Application Checklist if you have not yet done so.

We will accept applications on a year-round basis. However, the following deadlines need to be adhered to in order to complete both our internal review process and UBC’s registration process.

Application deadlines for the Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) and Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) for the January 2019 intake:

*MGSC applicants only


Application deadlines for the Master of Global Surgical Care (MGSC) for the September 2019 intake:

For the most current MGSC application deadlines, please visit UBC Gradate School.


Application deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) for the September 2019 intake:

Please send us the following:

  • A copy of your official transcripts (not required for stand-alone course applications).

These records must be received in official university envelopes, sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution. Please submit copies from each college and/or university you attended (or are currently enrolled). If these are not in English or French, please provide an official translation. If this requires opening a transcript, please order an extra one for yourself for this purpose. The transcripts received at UBC must be sealed by the issuing institution.

  • Completed application form.

Download the appropriate form by clicking the link:

Graduate certificate (GCGSC):            DOC      PDF

                Graduate course:                                 DOC      PDF

  • Resume.

Your resume should show (i) relevant experience and (ii) formal and/or continuing education not shown on your transcript(s).

  • Cover letter with a Statement of Intent.

Should be no longer than 500 words. Include your reasons for pursuing the program and highlight any of your experiences related to global surgical care.

  • English Language test results (if required).

Students must meet UBC Graduate Studies’ English proficiency requirements. Ask the testing center to send your results directly to us.


Transcripts must be mailed directly to the Branch office at the address below. Application form, resume, and cover letter may be mailed or emailed.

Mailing Address |
Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care
Branch for International Surgical Care
Room 11135, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
V5Z 1M9

Email |

Please complete the online application for admission to the program on the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies website. If you are new to UBC, you will be prompted to create a Campus-Wide Login (CWL) account upon starting the application.