The University of British Columbia


At UBC, international engagement has always been a priority. Today, our students, staff and faculty come from around the world and our international research partnerships and publications help us collaborate on a global scale.

Student exchanges and joint-degree programs continually expand our learning horizons and ensure we stay connected with top research talent and opportunities in the future.

For Students

International Student Guide

Explore all the resources available for international students starting at UBC.

International Student Guide >

Undergraduate Admissions

UBC’s undergraduate experience offers a diverse and exciting opportunity to learn in a world-class environment. Explore how to join us.

Undergraduate Admissions >

Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Join UBC’s large and diverse international graduate student body

Graduate & Postdcotoral Studies >

Go Global

Partnered with over 200 universities and institutions worldwide, Go Global programs help students venture out into the world to meet people, build skills and gain international perspectives on their learning. Go Global also administers international learning awards and manages the Student Safety Abroad Policy to help students keep safe and connected in an emergency abroad.

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Vantage College

The Vantage One Program at UBC Vantage College is an enriched first-year degree program combining credit coursework, academic English instruction, and additional learning supports. Students in the program are UBC students; they can progress seamlessly to second year of their chosen undergraduate degree.

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English Language Institute

The English Language Institute offers English studies programs at UBC for thousands of international students.

English Language Institute >

For Faculty

International Research Engagement

Discover why UBC is a leading global research university and how we support our international connections.

International Research Engagement >

International Partnerships

The VP Research & International Office (VPRI) manages UBC’s more than 500 active institutional partnership agreements with universities and research institutions in more than 65 countries. Contact us for assistance in developing or structuring an international partnership.

International Partnerships >

International Funding Opportunities

UBC faculty members engage in international research partnerships around the globe, many of which are supported by international funding.

International Funding Opportunities >

Intercultural Understanding

UBC is committed to creating a genuinely intercultural learning and work environment.

Intercultural Understanding >

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

The PWIAS provides funding and opportunities for international, interdisciplinary collaboration at UBC.

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies >

For Partners & Visitors

Developing New Partnerships

The VP Research & International Office (VPRI) can provide advice on structuring all types of international partnerships.

Developing New Partnerships >

Institutional Visits to UBC

Each year, UBC welcomes delegations of international dignitaries and prominent scholars.

Institutional Visits to UBC >

Regional Offices

UBC has international offices in Hong Kong, India and Europe.

Regional Offices >

For Alumni

Alumni Global Network

UBC alumni live and work in 142 nations around the world. We keep in touch with those grads – and they keep in touch with each other – through our global alumni network.

Alumni Global Network >

UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan

UBC Okanagan is a young and distinctive learning community earning international recognition for excellence in teaching and research. The campus is a diverse community of 10,000 students, faculty and staff from more than 80 countries. With a vast network of partners and collaborators around the globe, the impact of our faculty and students’ research and learning is far-reaching.

International Engagement Okanagan >