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UVA Exchange: University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada (Exchange Program) (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: U.Va. applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2018-2019 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fall Semester 2018 01-MAR-2018 10-MAR-2018 TBA TBA
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Off-campus, Student's responsibility, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution
Tuition Payments Made To:
Advising Appointment Required:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Accounting, African Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Classics, Commerce, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi/Urdu, History, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Middle Eastern Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Polish, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:


University of

British Columbia


UBC's award-winning faculty actively engages in groundbreaking research and integrates research-based learning into the undergraduate curriculum. UBC has 132 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada - the second largest contingent among Canadian universities. UBC also boasts the highest percentage of full-time faculty with PhDs of any university in Canada (98.4%). Some people think they have a different point of view. And they do. It's not hard when the towering mountains and the pristine shores of the Pacific surround you.

But it's not just their West Coast location that makes them different. They're also on the leading edge in more than 100 disciplines specializing in health, education, engineering, the arts and social sciences. Research conducted there isn't just limited to the campus either. From countless medical and hi-tech breakthroughs to their research into schoolyard bullying, they lead the way in applying theoretical knowledge in communities just like yours.

Located on Canada's West Coast, Vancouver is the country's third largest city (1.8 million). Renowned for its natural beauty, Vancouver includes more than 190 parks, and is consistently rated in the top three of the world's most livable cities. Vancouver is also a safer city in which to live and work than most North American cities of its size. An international business and cultural center, Vancouver has a growing high-tech industry, and is a popular location for Hollywood film productions. The city of Vancouver is enriched by the diverse cultures and backgrounds of its people. While English is the primary language, Vancouver residents speak more than 70 languages. Warmed by Pacific currents, Vancouver's climate is milder than other regions of Canada. The temperature ranges from the mid-20s Celsius (mid-70s Fahrenheit) in summer to 0 to 5 Celsius (32 - 41 Fahrenheit) in winter. Rain is common in the fall and early spring.

The majority of visiting exchange students at UBC chooses to live in one of the furnished student residences on campus.

Please visit the UBC website for complete information.


International Student Homepage
International student information

2017-2018 Fact Sheet UBC

Comprehensive. Please visit the UBC website for information on choosing courses.

At least 2 years completed at UVA

Semester 1: early September - late December
Semester 2: early January - late April/May

UBC accepts exchange student applications once a year. Thus, the UVA application deadline for both spring and fall semester exchange at UBC is March 1st of the preceding academic year.

Students interested in studying at UBC during the fall and/or spring semester must submit their application to the UVA International Studies Office by March 1. Please contact the education abroad advisor for this program if you would like to apply for spring.

*Summer sessions are NOT part of the UVA-UBC Exchange Program. Students interested in summer session/s should apply directly to UBC, and complete a UVA summer study abroad online application.

Students will pay their regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term they are on a UVA Exchange Program.

Students are additionally responsible for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students will pay the host institution or make their own arrangements for accommodations. Check the host institution web site for accommodation choices, cost, and application procedures.

Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own international airfare as well as researching and obtaining the necessary visa.

UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance.

Expected Expenses

  • UVA Tuition and Fees
  • Host institution Room and Board
  • International Airfare
  • CISI Insurance
  • Books and Supplies
  • Local Transportation
  • Passport and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

For an estimate of expenses please visit the UBC website.