UBC is a hub for outstanding researchers from around the world and welcomes visiting international research students (VIRS) to participate in our community of inquiry.
The VIRS program is for students conducting research full-time at UBC. The student is under the supervision of a UBC faculty member.
The student can be either:
- enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or graduate-equivalent program at another international university
- a participant in a UBC-recognized “bridging” program.
- Examples: The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) and Mitacs Globalink. Please contact us with respect to other programs.