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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

University of British Colombia Okanagan Campus

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 places

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:

The University of British Colombia has two main campuses, Vancouver and Okanagan Campus. This page is related to the Okanagan Campus of UBC which is located in Kelowna, British Colombia. Okanagan Campus is a young, exciting university linked to the University of British Colombia.

Academic Information

Most faculties and programmes are available to exchange students. There are some restrictions as can be found below.

The full course schedule can be found here:;jsessionid=2ibwq5yox1r3e?campuscd=UBCO


The following programmes/courses are restricted for exchange students:

  • English- limited course availability
  • Management- exchange students are only permitted to study fourth year management courses (level 400). This is the equivalent of third year modules in Durham.
  • Education- do not accept incoming exchange students

Language Requirements

Courses at UBC Okanagan are taught in English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.


Accommodation on campus for exchange students is guaranteed if you apply by the deadline. There are many student residences to choose from.

More information can be found here:

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • ID Photos

Other Information

Students will be required to purchase iMED health insurance for international students before a final offer from UBC Okanagan can be made. This is compulsory and costs around $180.

Summer Opportunities

There are no current Summer Opportunities at UBC Okanagan Campus.