Supplemental Application – Masters of Counselling (BC)

In addition to the general CityU application, the Master of Counselling program in BC requires the following supplemental application materials to review your candidacy. For each of the following, please download the form or instructions, complete it, print it and upload it using the fields below. This will ensure your documents are received in a timely way. If you have difficulty with the upload process, you can submit your materials via email to or via postal mail to:

City University in Canada
Attention: Admissions
789 W. Pender Street, Suite 310
Vancouver, BC  V6C 1H2


Candidates for the Master of Counselling program must have completed undergraduate coursework showing the fundamental knowledge in each of the areas of Learning, Cognition, Personality and Human Development. These fundamentals may be covered in any combination/number of courses. For example, if you took one course that included the topic of Learning and Cognition and one course that included the topics of Personality and Human Development, you have probably met this requirement with these two courses.


Please update your Prerequisite Form here. Please name it "Your Name-BC Counselling-Prerequisite form" to ensure it is paired with your application.
Please update your unofficial transcript here. Please name the file "Your Name-BC Counselling-Unofficial Transcript" to ensure it is paired with your application. NOTE: The unofficial transcript is only used to verify your prerequisites. You still need to submit your official transcripts as part of your application.

Admissions Essay

The writing sample is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skill and to briefly describe your professional goals and personal values. Reflection on these topics also begins the process of self-exploration that will continue throughout the program. Please download the guidelines for this 4-6 page essay.

Please upload your answers in a PDF or MSWord file named "Your name-BC Counselling-Essay Questions" to ensure that it is linked with your application.

Background Questionnaire

Due to the nature of the Master of Counselling program, we need to collect some background information.  Please complete this background questionnaire.

Please save your questionnaire as "Your Name-BC Counselling-Background Questionnaire" to ensure it is paired with your application. Please be sure to include your signature.


City University requires three professional references for the Master of Counselling program.  Please download the reference form and send it to each of your references.   Your references can either email the form back to us directly at or you can upload the completed forms here.

Please make sure each uploaded file is named as follows so that it can more easily be associated with your application. " Your Name-BC Counselling-Reference from Reference Name". Please upload them one at a time. You do not have to upload them all at the same time. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE REFERRER'S SIGNATURE.


Curriculum vitae/resume

Please name your file "Your Name-BC Counselling-Resume" to ensure that it is matched with your application.

Proof of English Proficiency

If your undergraduate degree was earned outside the recognized universities: Canada, USA, UK, NZ, Australia, Ireland, please submit proof of English proficiency.

Please name your file "Your Name-BC Counselling- English Proficiency" to ensure that it is matched with your application.