Reminder: When to upload your documents

Reminder: When to upload your documents

If you don’t have your documents ready to upload at the time that you apply to UBC, don’t worry – you’re not required to yet.

The deadline to complete UBC’s online application is January 15, 2020.

Your supporting documents do not need to be uploaded until after you’ve submitted your application. The deadline to upload those documents will differ depending on whether you’re a Canadian or international student, what province you’re studying in, whether you’re a transfer student, and the curriculum you’re learning.

Most of those deadlines will fall in March 2020, but you should find out your exact date and requirements well ahead of time. After you’ve applied, UBC will send you an email that outlines which documents you are required to submit, and when you’re required to submit them.

For more tips on when and how to upload your documents, keep checking the UBC Admissions Blog.

 

 

Don’t miss out on the Schulich Leader Scholarships

 

 

Have you demonstrated excellent leadership abilities and academic results during your time in high school? Are you a Canadian student who needs financial assistance to go to university? If so, you could be eligible for a Schulich Leader Scholarship.

What is a Schulich Leader Scholarship?

Schulich Leader Scholarships recognize students across Canada who plan to study a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subject on either of UBC’s campuses.

Award value

If you’ve chosen to study Engineering, your Schulich Leader Scholarship will be worth $100,000. You’ll receive annual payments of $25,000 over a period of four years.

For STEM faculties outside of Engineering, the awards are valued at $80,000. You can expect annual payments of $20,000 over a period of four years.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada who is graduating from a Canadian high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Be nominated by your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP.
  • Possess at least two of the three following attributes:
    1. Leadership (community, business, or entrepreneurial)
    2. Academic excellence
    3. Financial need
  • Be entrepreneurial-minded and hope to pursue a career in technology, innovation, engineering, and scientific research.
  • Not be pursuing a career in medicine (practicing physician) or medical research.

Eligible degree programs

You are eligible for the award if you apply to one of the STEM faculties listed below:

UBC’s Okanagan campus

  • Faculty of Applied Science (includes Engineering)
  • Faculty of Arts and Science (provided you register in a Bachelor of Science degree)

UBC’s Vancouver campus

  • Faculty of Applied Science (includes Engineering)
  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Faculty of Science

How do you apply?

Your high school, secondary school, or CEGEP must nominate you for the award. High schools may nominate one student per year, and CEGEPs may nominate two students.

For more information on the application process, take a look at the Schulich Leader Scholarships website.

When is the deadline?

The Schulich Leaders nomination period closes on January 29, 2020 in Canada.

If you’re nominated by your school, you must submit a separate online Schulich Leader application by February 19, 2020. A link to this application will be emailed by representatives from the Schulich Leader Scholarships office.

 

The UBC online application closes on Wednesday

The UBC online application closes on Wednesday

This is the final stretch! You’ve got six more days until the UBC application closes, so put the finishing touches on your personal profile and make sure to submit before the deadline. As a final reminder, you must submit your application and pay the fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

Need some tips?

If you’re still finishing things up, why not review our top online application tips or check out the video below.

If you have already applied

If you’ve already submitted your UBC application, then you’re ahead of the game and you should keep an eye on the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status for any updates or to find out if UBC still needs any documents from you.

Please keep in mind that it may take two to three weeks for documents that you’ve submitted to be uploaded to your application, so don’t worry if you’ve sent in a transcript and you don’t see it in the Student Service Centre yet.

If you have questions

The answers to general questions – like Personal Profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section. Please contact us by phone or by email, or visit us in person, if you need to get in touch.

 

 

How UBC will keep in touch with you

How UBC will keep in touch with you

Do you wonder what happens after you submit your application?

After you submit your application, the Admissions Office reviews it and creates an electronic file for you. In a week or two’s time, you will receive an email listing the additional information you need to submit in order to complete your application.

Check your email

Your email address is a crucial piece of information to submit with your online application. Please be sure to use an email address that you will be checking frequently. Also check your email provider’s spam filters so that UBC emails with important information are not being filtered out.

If your email provider mistakenly deleted something we sent you, you can always log in to the Student Service Centre and click on the Message Centre to see all the emails the Admissions Office has sent to you.

If you have any questions, contact us.

If you applied before December 1

We have started reading the Personal Profiles of everyone who submitted an application by December 1. Successful Presidential Scholars Award candidates will be contacted in mid-April.

Take university life for a test drive with the Future Global Leaders program

Take university life for a test drive with the Future Global Leaders program

Curious about university life? Try it out while you’re still in high school

Picturing your life at university can be tough if you haven’t wandered the campus, sat in a lecture hall, or grabbed coffee with some fellow first-years. The UBC Future Global Leaders pre-university summer program gives high school students aged 15 to 18 the chance to immerse themselves in those experiences.

In this two-week program, you’ll take first year-level classes and participate in workshops focused on university prep, as well as enjoy a full calendar of social and cultural activities in and around Vancouver or the Okanagan.

 

 

What will you study?

You’ll experience life at a top-tier university and choose from an array of engaging courses, all taught by UBC professors and instructors. The program offers 40 different choices, including business and economics; earth, environment, and sustainability; engineering and technology; health and life sciences; history, law, and politics; media and fine arts; people, culture, and society; and even English language skill development for university.

You’ll also take part in afternoon workshops and information sessions designed to prepare you for life in university (and get some great tips on your future application to UBC). Expect to meet current students, and get the low down on life at UBC.

Where will you live?

You’ll have the choice of staying in a UBC student residence and truly embracing the student life, or living off campus and testing out the daily commute. No matter where you decide to stay, you’ll be able to network with like-minded students from around the world, and gain a real university experience in beautiful Vancouver or spectacular Kelowna.

 

Future Global Leaders Vancouver 2019
Combine two-week courses at one of both UBC campuses to make your own four- or six-week program. 

 

Future Global Leaders Vancouver 2019
Study and socialize with students from more than 45 countries around the world.

 

Eligibility requirements

To apply for the Future Global Leaders program, you must be 15 to 18 years old and have completed Grade 10 or equivalent. You’ll also need to have a grade point average of 78% or letter grade B, or a minimum IB final grade of 5. You’ll need to include your most recent school report card or transcripts in your application.

If you want to participate in academic courses and English is not your first language, we recommend an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or equivalent, or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based score of 80 or equivalent. You can self-assess your own levels, as you are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

If you’re looking to take courses that develop your English language skills for university, we require you to have a grade point average of 78% or letter grade B, plus an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent, or a TOEFL Internet-based score of 60 or equivalent.

UBC President Bursary Program for high school students in British Columbia

The Future Global Leaders program will award approximately 20 bursaries in 2020 to Grade 11 high school students in British Columbia. It will cover full tuition for one two-week course of your choice, as well as the fees to stay in a student residence at UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan, and three meals a day.

To be considered for the bursary, you must have an overall average of 80% or higher, and 80% or higher in Grade 11 English (or equivalent). You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, live in a lower income household, and your parent(s) or caregiver(s) must not have attended a university or university college.

Registration is open for the 2020 sessions

Joining the UBC Future Global Leaders program will help you develop critical academic and social skills that will be valuable during the transition from high school to post-secondary life. Register now for the 2020 sessions of UBC Future Global Leaders, and experience one or both of UBC’s beautiful campuses.

  • Session 1: Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 11 (Okanagan or Vancouver)
  • Session 2: Sunday, July 12 – Saturday, July 25 (Vancouver)
  • Session 3: Sunday, July 26 – Saturday, August 8 (Vancouver)

 

Contact us with your application questions

Contact us with your application questions

If you have a question about your application or the application process, don’t put it off until the last minute – the sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can help. Here are some ways to connect with us directly.

Get in touch in person or on the phone

No matter where you are or which campus you’re applying to, a UBC representative can answer your questions.

Connect with us on social media

You can also get answers to your admissions-related questions on Facebook and Twitter. We have UBC advisors and current students answering questions in real time, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

Don’t forget: the deadline for applying to UBC is January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

 

 

UBC application deadline is near

UBC application deadline is near

Deadlines: post-secondary life is going to be full of them, so it’s important not to miss the first – and arguably the most important. If you’re planning on applying to UBC for the 2020/21 academic year, this is a friendly reminder that you have less than two weeks left to complete your online application.

If you’re still working on your application

If you’re still finishing things up, please remember that you need to submit your application and pay your application fee by January 15 at 11:59 pm (PST).

If you have already applied

If you’ve already submitted your UBC application, then you’re ahead of the game and you should keep an eye on the Student Service Centre under Admissions > Application Status for any updates, or to find out if UBC still needs any documents from you.

Please keep in mind that it may take two to three weeks for documents that you’ve submitted to be uploaded to your application, so don’t worry if you’ve sent in a transcript and you don’t see it in the Student Service Centre yet. If you are worried that your documents haven’t been received, please contact us.

If you have questions

The answers to general questions – like Personal Profile inquiries or how UBC evaluates your application – can be found in our Applying to UBC section.

If there are specific things you want to discuss about your application, we’re happy to provide timely answers before the application deadline. Please contact us by phone, by email, visit us in person, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Programs spotlight: People, culture, and society

Programs spotlight: People, culture, and society

Are you fascinated by the forces that shape human history? Do you want to learn more about the evolution of individual communities and peoples? Do you want to explore topics at the intersection of politics, art, culture, literature, music, design, and geography? One of UBC’s people, culture, and society programs could be for you.

Explore your program options 

Indigenous Studies

The Indigenous Studies program at UBC Okanagan explores the perspectives, histories, and contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples from around the world. You’ll examine key topics such as Indigenous governance, the justice system, land claims, traditional ecological knowledge, and other critical components of Indigenous heritage. This program will prepare you for a career in government, environmental assessment and resource management, Indigenous leadership, or Indigenous-focused non-profit or community organizations.

 

The student scoop

Ella Maija Tailfeathers, First Nations Studies, UBC

Meet Elle-Máijá, a First Nations Studies undergrad and groundbreaking filmmaker who discovered her passion for Indigenous representation in media.

 

Religion, Literature, and the Arts

Religion, Literature, and the Arts at UBC Vancouver is the only program designed to allow you to study religions across different cultures. You’ll gain a deep understanding of Western, Near Eastern, and Asian religions and traditions, and as well as those practiced in other geographic regions. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore complex relationships between history, culture, language, art, and music, and to study abroad in one of 42 different countries.

 

Gender and Women’s Studies

Gain a deeper understanding of sexuality, femininity, embodiment, and social justice in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at UBC Okanagan. This dynamic and interdisciplinary program focuses on historical and contemporary roles of gender in global cultures. You’ll build theoretical and research skills through courses in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies.

 

The student scoop

Emmy Chahal, Cultural Studies, UBC Okanagan

Meet Emmy, a Cultural Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies undergraduate who learned to question more, and judge less.

 

Social Work

Social work is a profession that lets you promote social justice at individual, family, organizational, community, and societal levels. The Social Work program at UBC Vancouver is a two-year degree that will prepare you for the different areas of the profession, including direct practice, group work, and developing communities. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the values of human dignity, social equality, and social justice, and learn through a variety of real-world field placements.

 


See a full list of people, culture, and society programs at UBC