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) for the September 2020 intake:

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

Application deadline for the Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care (GCGSC) for the September 2020 intake:


How to Submit Your Application

Applications to UBC Graduate Certificate in Global Surgical Care must be emailed to

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

Applications to the Master of Global Surgical Care must be submitted online via the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies application system.

All applicants are encouraged to read the Overview of the Admissions Process on the Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies for detailed information. If you have not done so already, review the section Admission Requirements to ensure you are eligible for the program.

After submitting your application, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all supporting materials are submitted by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will only review complete applications.

You can check the status of your application and supporting materials through the online application system.


Help with Your Application

Please contact the Branch for International Surgical Care at if you require assistance with your application.