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.)
- Established in 1918
- An agricultural university famous for their expertise in Life sciences
- A combination of knowledge and experience in higher education and research
- The town of Wageningen is a municipality and a historical town in the central Netherlands
- Has a mission "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life"
- Has a staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries
- Wageningen’s 35,000 inhabitants enjoy a thriving cultural life
- English is commonly spoken
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
Students from all faculties.
Most courses offered at Wageningen are relevant to students studying:
- Food, Nutrition and Health
- Animal Biology
- Earth Science
- Environmental Science
- Global Resource Systems
- Geography and Urban Studies
- Related fields
- Autumn Term: Period 1 (Sept to Oct), Period 2 (Nov to Dec), Period 3 (Jan)
- Spring Term: Period 4 (Feb to Mar), Period 5 (Mar to May), Period 6 (May to July)
- Term 1 exchange students are expected to study at Wageningen for Period 1 and 2, and will earn a maximum of 12 UBC credits
- Term 2 exchange students may choose to study at Wageningen during Period 3, 4, 5 and 6, and will earn a maximum of 15 UBC credits
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
- Refer to Grading table
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
- The academic year is divided into 6 periods
- Refer to course information
Full course load information
- 60 ECTS per academic year:
- Period 1, 2, 5, 6- Maximum of 12 ECTS per period
- Period 3 and 4- Maximum of 6 ECTS per period
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
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.