Coming to UBC on exchange

UBC Vancouver's world-class learning opportunities and breathtaking natural setting combine to offer exchange students from around the world an unforgettable study-abroad experience.

UBC Vancouver's world-class learning opportunities and breathtaking natural setting combine to offer exchange students from around the world an unforgettable study-abroad experience.

As a visiting exchange student you can:

  • Study at UBC for one or two terms (semesters)
  • Start your studies in September or January
  • Take a wide range of undergraduate or graduate courses
  • Obtain credit for study at UBC towards your degree at your home university
  • Study at UBC’s Vancouver or Okanagan Campus

For more information, see the inbound exchange FAQ.

Discipline-specific exchanges to UBC

Not from a university partner?

Visiting, Unclassified, and Access Studies students are part of Non-Degree Studies, which is for students taking UBC courses without pursuing a UBC degree.

See Non-Degree Studies information for more details and to find out how to apply.

If you have questions

Contact the Go Global Inbound Exchange Team at go.global@ubc.ca or call 604 822 0942 for email inquiries or drop-in advising. 

Please include the following in your email: 

  • Your student number in the subject line
  • Your full name in the body of the email
  • Whether you're an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email