|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20-25 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|Language||Instruction in English|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General|| Students get the chance to fully immerse
themselves in Canadian culture and student
life, as well as the dynamic, multi-cultural city
of Vancouver while studying at UBC.
Students can take courses in a variety of
subjects, including First Nations Studies and
Languages, Food and Nutritional Sciences,
Forestry and many other disciplines.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, the University of British Columbia holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. The spectacular UBC campus is a must-see for any visitor to the city - where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. The university boasts some of the city's best attractions & recreation facilities, including the Museum of Anthropology, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the UBC Botanical Garden, and endless opportunities to explore the forested trails in the adjoining 763-hectare Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
The University of British Columbia is Canada's third largest university, with a total enrollment of 36,000 students and 2,500 faculty. UBC attracts and welcomes top students from Canada, the United States and around the world. More than 2,300 international students from 114 countries currently study at UBC.
The academic system at UBC is similar to that of the UW with lectures, tutorials (quiz sections), and labs serving as the primary instructional formats. Student performance is evaluated by class participation, assignments and two exams (mid-term and final). Most courses meet three hours per week.
You can begin your search for courses right here:
University of British Columbia course catalog
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the University of British Columbia Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
University of British Columbia Exchange.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.