Step 1: Send us your final course selections by June 20, 2021
The Go Global office will email all exchange students in early June with information regarding the final course request survey. You will need to make your course selections using the 2021/2022 Course Schedule.
After you receive an email from us about the final course request survey, please follow the instructions and complete your course selection by June 20. Your course timetable can be viewed at the Student Service Centre (SSC) after you have been registered.
If we do not receive your final course request survey by the deadline, you may be required to register in courses upon arrival in September. Many courses will already be full at this time.
Step 2: Read the International Student Guide
Find everything you need to know about life as an international student at UBC's Vancouver campus. Review the UBC International Student Guide for important information and documents you're responsible for and resources will help you navigate life as an international student at UBC.
Step 3: Pay your iMED and U-Pass fees
The easiest way to pay your iMED and U-Pass fees is by Visa or Mastercard on the SSC. Once you've logged in, select "Financial Summary". Fees will not appear on the SSC until you have been registered in your first class.
The SSC lists the due dates for your fees. If fees are not paid on time, your account will be placed on financial hold and charged a $30 processing fee, plus interest. You will be unable to make any registration changes, and we will be unable to issue your academic transcript.
Step 4: Update your address
Go Global and UBC Housing will use email as our primary means of communicating with you, so please inform us if your email address changes. The email address we currently have on file is printed on your Go Global letter of acceptance. Please add the following email addresses to your contacts or safe lists:
Step 5: Apply for your Study Permit and/or Temporary Resident Visa (if required)
Depending on where you come from and how long you stay, you may need a visa and/or study permit. Students who study at UBC for more than six months will require a study permit. Use your letter of acceptance to apply. For detailed information on immigration issues, please see the International Student Guide.
If you have any questions related to your immigration documents (study permit, eTAs and/or visas), please contact International Student Advising by emailing email@example.com.