Overview

University of Washington

City: Seattle
Language of instruction: English
  • One of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast, founded in 1861
  • One of the preeminent research universities in the world
  • 31 000+ undergraduate students
  • 250+ degrees within 150 departments programs across 18 colleges and schools
  • 3 campuses, with its flagship campus in Seattle's University District and much smaller branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell
  • Seattle is a charming city with a mild climate, beautiful waterfront space, varied inland topography, and nearby mountains.
  • Please see the Tuition, Fees and Awards tab for unique funding opportunities

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)Health SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

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

Who can go?

  • Students must have a minimum 72% cumulative average to attend this partner

Term dates

  • Trimester 1: Late September to Mid December
  • Trimester 2: Early January to Mid March
  • Trimester 3: Late March to Early June

Timing

  • What term to list on your Go Global Application: "Full year," if planning to take UW trimesters 1, 2, & 3
  • Please note: trimesters 2 & 3 must be taken together (it is not possible to just take one of those trimesters)
  • Students are encouraged to thoroughly research student visa requirements before they select this partner as some students may not be eligible for a visa
Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • UW credits x 2/3 = UBC credits

Passing grade

0.7

Grading scheme

  • A 4.0-3.9
  • A- 3.8-3.5
  • B+ 3.4-3.2
  • B 3.1-2.9
  • B- 2.8-2.5
  • C+ 2.4-2.2
  • C 2.1-1.9
  • C- 1.8-1.5
  • D+ 1.4-1.2
  • D 1.1-0.9
  • D- 0.8-0.7 Lowest passing grade.
  • E 0.0 Academic failure (no credit earned)

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

  • A typical class load for each quarter is 15 credits

Search for courses at this institution

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

Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: CPSC 4th
Title: Computational Neuroscience
Partner course code: CSE 528
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 2nd
Title: Art Of India: Mohenjo-Daro To The Mughals
Partner course code: ART H 214
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-09
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Law
Partner course code: MGMT 200
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: FNIS 100
Title: Survey of American Indian Studies
Partner course code: AIS 102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-02
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Communication, Cities, and Sustainability
Partner course code: COM 325
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-15
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Comparative Colonialism
Partner course code: CHID 485
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-28
UBC course: POLI 366
Title: Introduction To Political Economy
Partner course code: POL S 270
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Religion And World Politics
Partner course code: POL S 307
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Geopolitics Of Energy
Partner course code: JSIS B 357
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-22
UBC course: PSYC 309A
Title: Cognitive Psychology
Partner course code: PSYCH 355
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-31
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neuroscience of the Mind
Partner course code: PSYCH 302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-31
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental Aspects of Sport Competition
Partner course code: PSYCH 436
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-28
UBC course: SOCI 370
Title: Introduction To Sociological Theory
Partner course code: SOC 316
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-18
UBC course: VISA 230
Title: Beginning Painting
Partner course code: ART 292
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-12-06
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 457
Title: Introduction To Accounting And Financial Reporting
Partner course code: ACCTG 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-22
UBC course: COMM 458
Title: Fundamentals Of Managerial Accounting
Partner course code: ACCTG 225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-22
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Marketing Concepts
Partner course code: MKTG 301
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-06-10
Community and Regional Planning
UBC course: PLAN 425
Title: Introduction To Urban Planning
Partner course code: URBDP 300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-04
Science
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Neuroethology
Partner course code: BIOL/PSYC 408
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-08
UBC course: BIOL 4th
Title: Biological Clocks & Circadian Rhythms
Partner course code: BIOL 418
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-08
UBC course: EOSC 1st
Title: Dinosaurs
Partner course code: ESS 100
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-23
UBC course: PSYC 207
Title: Introduction to Neuroscience
Partner course code: BIOL 130
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-24

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ANTH 111
Title: Principles of Biological Anthropology
Partner course code: BIOA 201
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Identities: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
Partner course code: Anth 228
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: ASTR 112
Title: Introduction to astronomy
Partner course code: Astro 101
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-07-06
UBC course: HIST 2nd
Title: The Unsettling Of The Red Continent: American Indian History To 1815
Partner course code: AIS 209
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-11-01
UBC course: HIST 327
Title: Colonial North America
Partner course code: HSTAA 301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: HIST 343
Title: Tudor England
Partner course code: HISTAM 215
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-31
UBC course: PSYO 2nd
Title: Psychology of Gender
Partner course code: PSYCH 257
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-03
UBC course: SOCI 111
Title: Survey​ ​of​ ​ ​Sociology
Partner course code: Soc 110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-03
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Sociology of Sexuality
Partner course code: SOC 287
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-03
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

  • Fulbright (for Graduate students that are Canadian Citizens)
  • Killam Open Competition Award (for undergraduate students that are Canadian Citizens)
  • The Gary & Conseulo Corbett Canada-U.S. Fellowships Program (Corbett Fellowship):
    • Provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from the University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and University of Victoria to spend one full academic year as an exchange student in the other country
    • Students must either be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Residency (P.R.) and have attended secondary school in the lower mainland
    • Offers a cash award of $12,000 (U.S.) to help defray the additional travel costs and living expenses
    • Under the UW-UBC exchange agreement, UBC students pay regular UBC tuition, plus miscellaneous fees, to study at the University of Washington
    • 1/2 fellowships per institution available annually
    • To apply: Check the complete eligibility requirements for exchange, log on to Gateway, under the “Search Experiences” tab, search “Corbett” in the “Keywords” section, which will bring up the application, select Full Year as the term you wish to be abroad and complete your application
    • Apply by December 7th, 2017

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

  • Please see link below to UW's on and off-campus housing options

Information on accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO