Overview

University of Maryland

City: College Park
Language of instruction: English
  • Founded in 1856
  • 39 083 students
  • 71-acre research and technology complex encompasses 65 buildings in West Baltimore near the Inner Harbor
  • Maryland's only public health, law, and human services university
  • 7 professional and graduate schools train the majority of the state's physicians, graduate nurses, dentists, lawyers, social workers, and pharmacists
  • Situated only 9 miles away from the capital city of Washington, DC

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Partner university's areas of study

Arts

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study

Term dates

  • Fall Semester: Late August to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Late January to Late May
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC credits

Passing grade

0.7

Grading scheme

  • A+ or A = 4.0
  • A- = 3.7
  • B+ = 3.3
  • B = 3.0
  • B- = 2.7
  • C+ = 2.3
  • C- = 1.7
  • D+ = 1.2
  • D = 1.0
  • D- = 0.7
  • F = 0

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)

Full course load information

  • Students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester, which is typically the equivalent of 4 courses

UMD Schedule of Classes

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 Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ANTH 427
Title: The Anthropology of Im/migration and Health
Partner course code: ANTH 411-611
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-01
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Seventeenth-Century Art in Italy
Partner course code: ARTH 330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-21
UBC course: FMST 3rd
Title: Maternal, Child, and Family Health
Partner course code: FMSC 310
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-23
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Riches and Ruin: A Global History of Capitalism
Partner course code: HIST 329L
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Workers of U.S. Capitalism
Partner course code: HIST 329Y
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Senior Seminar; Votes for Women in Maryland!
Partner course code: HIST 408W
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Corporations on Trial: Histories of Law, Capitalism, and Human Rights
Partner course code: HIST 419X
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: HIST 488
Title: Wealth and Poverty in the Modern Indian City
Partner course code: HIST 429T
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-19
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Advocacy and the American Political Process
Partner course code: PLCY 313
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Topics in Comparative Politics; Issues in African Development
Partner course code: GVPT 359F
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Women in Leadership
Partner course code: PLCY 311
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Special Topics in Public Policy: Global Perspectives on Leading and Investing in Social Change
Partner course code: PLCY 388G
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-11
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: U.S. Immigration Policy: A Retrospective & Contemporary Review of Immigration Policy
Partner course code: PLCY 388P-698
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; International Relations of East Asia
Partner course code: GVPT 409E
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; The Politics of Climate Change
Partner course code: GVPT 409O
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Human Development Through the Life Span
Partner course code: EDHD 320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-01
UBC course: SOCI 384
Title: Sociology of Health and Illness
Partner course code: SOCY 335
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-17
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.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Undergraduate students who live on campus are given permission to move into their accommodations the day before International Student Orientation begins
  • We suggest that those who are living off-campus arrive a few days prior to International Student Orientation to search for housing, if necessary

Housing

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