Oregon State University

City: Corvallis
Language of instruction: English
  • Oregon's oldest state-supported university
  • Established in 1858
  • 25 700 undergraduate students
  • Located in Corvallis, a University town of around 57,000 
  • Nestled in the beautiful Willamette Valley between the Cascade Mountains and Oregon Coast, with easy access to Portland
  • International student body comprised from over 90 different countries
  • 200+ academic degree programs are offered such as Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Pharmacy
  • Student entrepreneurship is encouraged, offering facilities that support student-run businesses

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsScience


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2

Who can go?

  • We have very limited space at this partnership - please see a Go Global advisor if you are thinking about choosing this partner
  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid September to Mid December
  • Semester 2: Early January to Mid June
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • OSU credits x 2/3 = UBC credits

Passing grade

D- = 0.7 Grade Points

Grading scheme

  • A = Exceptional, 4.0 grade points per credit
  • A– = 3.7 grade points per credit
  • B+ = 3.3 grade points per credit
  • B = Superior, 3.0 grade points per credit
  • B– = 2.7 grade points per credit
  • C+ = 2.3 grade points per credit
  • C = Average, 2.0 grade points per credit
  • C– = 1.7 grade points per credit
  • D+ = 1.3 grade points per credit
  • D = Inferior, 1.0 grade point per credit
  • D– = 0.7 grade point per credit
  • F = Failure, 0.0 grade point per credit
  • G = Reserved for Graduate Credit, no grade point per credit
  • I/Alt Grade = Incomplete, no grade points or credits. If not resolved after 12 months or degree conferral, the "I" reverts to the alternate grade
  • N = No Credit, no grade point per credit
  • P = Pass, credit given, no grade points
  • R = Thesis in Progress, credit given, no grade points
  • S = Satisfactory, credit given, no grade points
  • TR = Accepted Transfer Credit
  • U = Unsatisfactory, no credit or grade points
  • W = Withdrawal (passing), no credit or grade points
  • Y = Grade yet to be determined, no credit or grade points
  • AUD = Audit, no credit or grade points
  • WAU = Withdrawal from Audit, no credit or grade points

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate research

Course information and restrictions

  • Students that attend OSU for the Fall Term only will receive less than a full UBC semester's worth of credits (ie: if a student takes 12 units at OSU they will only receive 8 UBC credits; if a student takes 16 units at OSU, they will only receive approx. 10 or 11 UBC credits)
  • Please research applicable course restrictions on the Oregon State University's exchange website

Full course load information

  • Minimum credits per term is 12

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: VISA 300G
Title: Drawing IV/Figure
Partner course code: ART 434
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
UBC course: VISA 312F
Title: Painting III
Partner course code: ART 481
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
UBC course: VISA 322F
Title: Sculpture III
Partner course code: ART 491
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: VISA 300F
Title: Drawing II/Figure
Partner course code: ART 234
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
UBC course: VISA 312G
Title: Painting II: Concepts
Partner course code: ART 382
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
UBC course: VISA 322F
Title: Sculpture II
Partner course code: ART 391
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-08-17
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available

How to applyBack to UBCO