Challenge exams are for students who wish to demonstrate their current proficiency in French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, in order to fulfill the Faculty of Arts Language Requirement without needing to take additional UBC language courses.
Although passing a Challenge Exam will fulfill the Language Requirement, you will still have to earn those 12 credits through alternative courses in order to complete a Bachelor of Arts.
Taking a 300-level or higher course in any of the languages will automatically enable you to fulfill the Language Requirement.
Language Proficiency Certificates are for students who wish to demonstrate their proficiency in French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, in order to go on exchange to another country.
In order to get a Language Proficiency Certificate:
1) Book a language assessment with one of our advisors using this contact form.
2) Download, complete, and save this additional form, and bring it to your language assessment appointment.