Step 1: Send us your final course selections by May 25
Go Global office will contact you about the final course request survey after our Academic Calendar for 2018/19 is published in mid to late April.
After you receive an email from us about the final course request survey, please follow the instructions and complete your course selection by May 25. 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
The challenge of living in a new environment, socializing in a new culture, and studying on a new campus is exhilarating, but even the most adventurous students can use some help from time to time. The International Student Guide aims to do just that – provide you with helpful guidance on everything from health insurance to exams to meeting people.
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". For alternate methods to pay your fees, please visit Costs for coming to UBC on exchange. 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: Accept your housing offer (Housing application deadline is May 1)
In May, UBC Housing and Conferences will begin to process your application and will email Offers of Assignment to eligible students. You must accept the offer and make any necessary payments by the deadline.*
The front counters at on-campus residences are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for arrival and check-in.
*Please note: if you know your payment will not arrive by the designated due date, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform UBC.
* For students planning on living off-campus housing
If you plan to live off campus, you are strongly advised to arrive at least two weeks before the start of classes to find a place to live. Please ensure you have a temporary place to stay until you find permanent accommodation. Students who do not make arrangements before they arrive may end up paying premium rates at a hotel, up to several hundred dollars per night during August and December.
Step 6: 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 7: 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.