University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is a research-intensive university founded in 1990. Recognized as Canada’s Green University, the small university is currently home to 4,253 students. Around 3,524 students are undergraduates and 736 students are pursuing the graduate programs at UNBC. Over 400 international students from more than 40 countries are enrolled at UNBC. International students make 11% of the total student body, making it a culturally diverse university. 

University of Northern British Columbia has an acceptance rate of 70-75%. Students need a minimum GPA between 2.3 to 3.0 (77-86%) on a 4.0 scale for admission to UNBC. Students need a TOEFL score of 90 or higher to be eligible for admission.

More than 122 academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels are offered at the University of Northern British Columbia. International students can apply for UNBC admissions in more than 60 undergraduate degrees and also a wide range of graduate programs. The university excels in the domains of health, economies, sciences, environment, and cultures.

The cost of studying undergraduate programs at University of Northern British Columbia is 15.92 lakhs INR. The average cost of graduate programs at the university is 6.78 lakhs INR. The university offers various scholarships ranging from 500-6000 assist needful students in coping up with the cost of studying.

University of Northern British Columbia Rankings

University of Northern British Columbia is one of the 4 universities in British Columbia ranked among the top 50 research universities in Canada. Some of the top rankings of the university according to various ranking agencies are as follows:

  • #1201-1400 in the QS World University Rankings, 2023.
  • #251-300 in Young University Rankings, 2022 by Times Higher Education
  • #801-1000 in World University Rankings, 2022 by Times Higher Education


University of Northern British Columbia Campus

The main campus of the University of Northern British Columbia has facilities like a library, dining spaces, parking, bookstore, copy center, and child care center. A state-of-the-art fitness center is within walking distance from the campus. Once students have explored the campuses, they can check out what Prince George has to offer. From cycling to relaxing at Shane Lake, there is so much to do at Prince George's.

The university has more than 60 student clubs and academic, social, and cultural organizations. UNBC has 70 intramural teams in eight leagues and many university athletic teams. CFURadio 88.7 FM is the campus radio station that broadcasts from UNBC.

University of Northern British Columbia Programs

The University of Northern British Columbia offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. There are 67 bachelor's degree programs at UNBC, 23 graduate degree programs, three graduate certificate courses, and three doctorate degrees. Some of the popular bachelor courses include Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), and Bachelor of Education (BEd), among others.


Programs Total Annual Fees
Master of Science [M.Sc], Biochemistry INR 5,05,100
Master of Science [M.S], Computer Science INR 1,74,414
Master of Science [M.Sc], Psychology INR 2,32,778
Master of Science in Nursing [M.S.N], Family Nurse Practitioner INR 2,95,139
Master of Science in Nursing [M.S.N] INR 28,19,099
Master of Engineering [M.Eng], Integrated Wood Design INR 7,05,836
Master of Science [M.Sc], Health Science INR 17,13,575
Master of Science [M.Sc], Business Administration INR 2,32,778


University of Northern British Columbia Scholarships

The university meets the demonstrated needs of its students by offering scholarships to study in Canada in the form of student awards and grants. The university offers a number of scholarships for international students offering financial benefits ranging from 500-6000 USD. President's Silver Anniversary Award for Excellence in Leadership- Amount 6,000 USD 1st yr / 5,500 USD 3 yrs.

Raven Scholarship Early Entrance Awards - Amount 5,500 USD (students need must apply for Early Admission to UNBC)

UNBC Leadership Award Early Entrance Awards – Amount 3,000 USD (candidates must apply for Early Admission to UNBC, plus On-line Application Required)

Before applying for any financial aid, students must keep in mind that online applications are required to be completed for availing of bursaries and student awards. The total number of scholarships and bursaries awarded by UNBC is around 1200 and the total value of student aid awarded is 3.05 million USD. One among three students receives some form of financial aid from the university every year.

University of Northern British Columbia Alumni

The Alumni Relations Office of UNBC works in affinity partnerships to fund alumni scholarships, bursaries, and other special events and services. UNBC alumni have access to benefits like free email id, like email address, and make your UNBC connection work for you. The alumni avail of UNBC magazine subscription, 15% discount on noncredit continuing education, 20% discount on UNBC bookstore, library access, alumni discount at Northern Sports Center, and many more.

More than 70% of UNBC graduates are working in management or executive-level leadership positions. Distinguished alumni awards are given every year to UNBC alumni with outstanding contributions. Notable UNBC alumni include:

  • James Moore, a member of Parliament and Conservative Cabinet member.
  • Jennifer Coosemans Miss Chinese International 2016 and Miss Chinese Vancouver 2015.
  • Rochelle Okoye, a professional Stunt woman.
  • Sonya Salomaa, a popular Canadian actress.
  • Helen Knott, a poet-writer, grassroots activist, leader, and social worker.