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 full-time 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.