The UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership (UBC-ITP) is a collaboration between the University of British Columbia and Langara College that offers First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students a clear pathway to bachelor degrees at UBC’s Vancouver Campus.

At Langara you’ll receive the support and academic preparation necessary to successfully transfer to one of a number of faculties at UBC.

At both Langara and UBC you’ll find student services and a community of faculty, staff, and fellow students to support and guide you.

As a UBC-ITP student, you'll have access to financial advising, scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance programs. In addition to the support available to all students, there are specific awards available to those students enrolled in the transfer partnership. 

Here's how to apply:

Step 1: Apply to Langara College
Be sure to self-identify as Indigenous on your application. To attend Langara College:

  • You must have successfully completed a BC secondary program (Grade 12) or equivalent; or
  • You must be at least 19 years of age on the first day of your first semester; or
  • You must have successfully completed an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or General Educational Development (GED) program;

See Langara's full admission requirements.

Step 2: Enrol in UBC-ITP
(Do this before you apply to UBC.)
Complete the UBC-Langara Indigenous Transfer Partnership registration form (PDF) and indicate your UBC faculty or faculties of interest:

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Engineering (Applied Science)
  • Forestry
  • Kinesiology
  • Land and Food Systems
  • Science

Step 3: Submit your registration form to the Gathering Space
Once you have filled out your UBC-ITP Registration Form (PDF), email it to or drop it off at the Gathering Space (C140).

Step 4: Create a transition plan
Meet with someone from Langara's Indigenous Education and Services to create a transition plan. To get started, please email

Step 5: Meet UBC's admission requirements and apply to UBC
As a Langara transfer student, you must meet UBC’s general admission requirements for transfer students from a Canadian college and your chosen faculty’s specific requirements on the UBC Vancouver campus before applying to UBC. It takes two semesters of full-time study to earn 24 credits, so most students spend one or two years at Langara. When you are ready to complete this step, attend an application workshop to:

  • watch a demonstration of UBC's online application process by an Indigenous advisor
  • learn tips on applying for UBC’s Indigenous-specific Awards
  • receive support filling out and completing your admissions application

Learn more:
Indigenous Education and Services
Gathering Space – Room C140

Services for Aboriginal Students