Go Global offers many International Learning Awards to help make your experience more affordable.
- Go Global students remain registered at UBC – you can still qualify for scholarships and awards. This includes affiliation scholarships, and faculty- or department-specific awards.
- For information on applying for student loans, please refer to the information in the After you’ve been nominated section
- Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to UBC and not the partner institution in most cases. Students are required to take and pay for 15 UBC credits for each semester on exchange.
- Research the cost of living of your potential host country.
How much will it cost?
Prospective Go Global students often ask us how much money they should bring while they're away. Because your financial requirements will vary depending on your individual goals, the cost of living in your host country, and your personal preferences, we are not able to provide you with a precise dollar amount.
Only you can determine how much money you will need while you’re away.
- Read student reports or connect with returned Go Global students and ask how much it costs for day-to-day expenses like food, laundry, transportation, and coffee
- Search travel guides and the web
- Consider your ideal lifestyle while abroad
- What kind of lifestyle do you prefer? What are your spending habits at home? Will the same spending habits apply abroad? Can you adapt to spending less? Are there expenses that you can do without?
- If you want to explore the region you’ll be in, will you prefer to travel by bus? By train? First class?
- Consider contacting a travel agent to help you determine some of your travel costs in advance