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Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of British Colombia

Number of places available for 2017/18: 2 full year places and 1 place for Law students only

General Information

University Website:

Term dates: September to December then January to April

General Contact:

UBC Fact Sheet

Academic Information

Information on courses available to exchange students can be found on the website:


The following Faculties are not available to Exchange students:

  • Faculty of Audiology and Speech Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • School of Journalism
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • School of Rehabiliation Sciences

Admission to the following Faculties is limited:

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences
  • School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • School of Community and Regional Planning
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • School of Kinesiology
  • Faculty of Law
  • School of Library, Archival and Information Studies
  • School of Music
  • School of Population and Public Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Sauder School of Business

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at UBC is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be required to provide evidence of language ability.


Housing is available but spaces are very limited. Students should seriously consider the possibility that they will need to live off campus. Students are not guaranteed to be allocated on campus accommodation.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • ID Photos

Other Information

Estimated costs of a year at UBC would be $6-8000 per term.

Accommodation with meal plan would be roughly $8500 per year.

Students are required to purchase iMED health insurance for international students. This is compuslory and costs around $180.

Summer Opportunities

UBC offers a number of fee paying Summer Opportunities. The packaged fee per student would be $4500 CAD and includes accommodation, course materials, social activities, medical insurance, access to 2 courses and much more.

Please see the website for more information:

NB- the International Office would only be able to offer advice on summer programmes, students are responsible for paying for the programme.