The application process for admission starts at the beginning of September with the deadline at the beginning of January.
Please apply online.

Applicants require a first-rate undergraduate degree in Food Science, Food Engineering or a closely related discipline. It is expected that applicants have completed undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physics, calculus and statistics, in addition to food science. Food science background should include: food process science; food chemistry; food analysis; food laws, regulations, and quality assurance; microorganisms in food systems; and principles of food engineering. Students lacking sufficient background in these areas may be able to fill these gaps by taking appropriate upper-level undergraduate courses, two of which may be credited towards the MFS degree.

An undergraduate degree in Food Science or related subject, with a minimum academic requirements as listed on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ; three letters of reference; official transcripts, accompanied by a degree certificate; and evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language.

The MFS program values diversity and wants to attract a mix of students from around the world to join with Canadian students.

Required Background

The Master of Food Science degree is highly relevant for both international students and students residing in Canada. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Food Science or related subject will be considered for admission upon fulfillment of admission requirements.

Please check your eligibility by reviewing UBC’s minimum academic requirement for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Applicants with Canadian and US credentials please click here

Applicants with International credentials please click here

Applicants Interview

Selected applicants will be required to successfully complete an interview with a faculty member from Food Science. Where practical, the interview will be carried out in person, but in some cases a video interview will have to suffice. The interview will be carried out after the application process is complete.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is the beginning of January and the program starts in September. It is best to apply early to obtain a visa (if you are an international student) and secure your spot in the program.

For more information on the application process, statistical data and tuition fee,  please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies

Click here to apply online

For further questions please contact our Graduate Program Office.

Graduate Programs Office
#344 – 2357 Main Mall
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z4

Tel: 604-822-8373
Tel: 604-822-4593
Fax: 604-822-4400
E-mail address: