- You must have at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term:
- We are looking at your Winter Term 1 (September-December) grades if you’re applying for:
- Main exchange deadline (December)
- Summer study at a partner institution (deadlines usually in December or February)
- We are looking at your Winter Term 2 (January-April) grades if you’re applying for Round 2 Exchange deadline (May)
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic: For the Round 2 application period, students who choose the Cr/D/Fail option for their Term 2 courses (and have fewer than 9 credits with percentage grades) will have their Term 1 grades considered for Go Global eligibility. For students with 9 or more credits with percentage grades in Term 2, only Term 2 grades will be considered.
- You need to be a UBC student in good standing (e.g. not be under academic or non-academic discipline).
- You should have full-time student status (as defined by your faculty) in the year prior to your Go Global experience.
- All undergraduate students (except Arts) must have third or fourth year standing during your exchange or study abroad program.
- See additional faculty-specific requirements below.
These criteria are set to ensure that you'll be prepared to thrive academically while abroad. Please see a Go Global advisor to discuss possible appeals or exceptions to the UBC requirements outlined above. Please speak to your regional Exchange advisor six weeks prior to applying if you require academic or other accommodations abroad.
Final term abroad:
It is recommended that students return to UBC for at least one term after your Go Global program before graduation in order to allow for the transfer credit process to be complete.
Going on exchange or study abroad for your final term requires approval from Go Global and your faculty advisor. Start by meeting with a Go Global advisor. In this meeting we will discuss program and transfer credit timelines, and possible risks or consequences associated with your plan. Then you will meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your degree requirements and eligibility for graduation. It is also recommended to meet with your program or departmental advisor.
Students cannot graduate before all transfer credit is processed and degree requirements are complete. Due to normal transfer credit processing times, it is not possible to graduate in May if you finish your degree requirements while abroad in Term 2. As transfer credit equivalencies are not always determined before your exchange or study program ends, there is also a risk that your transfer credits may not meet your remaining degree requirements, and you may need to return to UBC for additional courses.