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.)
Oregon State University
- 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
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
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
- Semester 1: Mid September to Mid December
- Semester 2: Early January to Mid June
Course equivalency formula
- OSU credits x 2/3 = UBC credits
Passing gradeD- = 0.7 Grade Points
- 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
* 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
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
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
- Fulbright (for Graduate students that are Canadian Citizens)
- Killam Open Competition Award (for undergraduate students that are Canadian Citizens)
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.
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.
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.