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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of British Columbia

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2021/22: 2 full year and 1 full year place for Law

University Website:

Term dates: September to December then January to April

General Contact:

Important Visa Information: From 31st July 2018, students applying for Canadian study permits will be required to travel to London to complete a bio metrics register. The High Commission in London has advised that the minimum time for turn around of visa's is two months. For more information, please follow the link below:

Academic Information

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

Application Deadlines

Fall and full Semester : March 1st

Spring Semester : September 1st


Some programmes at UBC Vancouver have restrictions or are limited. Please check the faculty-specific restrictions at the link below:

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

Student Support

UBC have a great range of support available including medical assistance, academic support, everyday advice, mental health support.

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.

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.


Are you are already registered at Durham University and want to learn more about Erasmus opportunities? Are you going abroad under Erasmus in the coming year?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then why not check out our DUO resources under "International Office Guidance for Students".

Log on to DUO