Course numbers and levels
Generally, courses at UBC are numbered as follows:
400: Fourth-year (final year of undergraduate degree)
500+: Graduate-level courses
Undergraduate exchange students typically take between 9 and 15 credits per semester at UBC, depending on degree requirements at home university. Go Global is not able to advise you on the minimum course load required by your home university. Students must maintain registration of minimum of 9 credits per term to be considered as a full-time student at UBC. If you are living on campus or considering to work with a valid Study Permit, you must maintain your full-time student status. There is a credit limit for both full year (30 credits/year) and single-term students (18 credits/term).
Getting permission to take a restricted or full course
If you want to take an undergraduate course offered by Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science that is full or restricted, you must first complete this Registration Form, have it signed and returned to Go Global after arriving on campus.
For undergraduate courses offered by other faculties that are full or restricted, you can visit the advising office of the respective faculty after arriving on campus to seek approval
Taking graduate-level courses
Undergraduate students wishing to take graduate-level courses are required to complete the Enrolment of Undergraduate Exchange Students in Graduate Courses form after arrival at UBC.
View more information about taking graduate-level courses under the Faculty of Graduate Studies section below.