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

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

If you’re a high school student aged 15 to 18 and you’re interested in experiencing life at a top-tier university, UBC’s Future Global Leaders program might just be the thing for you. This unique pre-university program offers three streams covering a range of interests, which are all taught by top UBC professors, instructors, and coaches. There’s also a full calendar of social and cultural activities in and around Vancouver, and you have the option of staying in a UBC student residence to get a real sense of what university life is all about.

Choose from the following two-week program streams and get a head start on your university experience.

Focus on academics

Choose from more than 25 different courses taught by UBC professors and instructors through the Academic Courses stream of Future Global Leaders. Try out a subject you’re considering for university or college, or explore a completely new interest!

Focus on English language

Work on your English skills with other teens from around the world in the English Language Courses stream of Future Global Leaders. Gain confidence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while developing your leadership and academic skills – and experience life at one of the world’s best universities while you’re at it.

Focus on athletics

Thinking about playing baseball at the university level? Sign up for the Pre-Varsity Sport stream of the program and find out what it’s like to be a student-athlete at one of North America’s top universities. Train at UBC’s brand new state-of-the-art baseball facilities with some of the best varsity coaches in Canada while learning about the university and college recruitment process.

 

Joining the 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. You’ll also benefit from networking with like-minded students from around the world, and gain a real university experience in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.

The 2018 sessions of Future Global Leaders will take place this July and August. Registration is now open.

The UBC online application closes on Monday

This is the final stretch! You’ve got three more days until the UBC application closes, so put the final 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 application tips 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 makes admissions decisions – 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. Within four business days, 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 your 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 Major Entrance Scholarship candidates will be contacted in mid-April.

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 a good idea to not miss the first – and arguably the most important – one. If you’re planning on applying to UBC for the 2018/19 academic year, this is a friendly reminder that you have less than two weeks 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 have questions

The answers to general questions – like personal profile inquiries or how UBC makes admissions decisions – 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.

Happy holidays!

Happy holidays!

Our offices on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will be closed from December 23, 2017, to January 1, 2018 for the winter break. We look forward to connecting with you about your application questions in the new year!

Holiday hours

Vancouver campus

December 23 to January 1: Closed

Please see the Enrolment Services Advisors website for more information.

Okanagan campus

December 23 to January 1: Closed

Tel 250.807.9100 or toll-free 1.866.596.0767

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a wonderful new year!

Why we love the Okanagan campus

Why we love the Okanagan campus

One of my favourite things about UBC is that its two campuses – in the Okanagan and Vancouver – offer opportunities for learning and involvement to all types of students, from anywhere in the world. In fact, UBC was named one of the world’s most international universities, and Canada’s most international university.

With UBC’s application deadline approaching next month – January 15, at 11:59 pm (PST), to be exact – you’re probably excited to find the university experience that is going to be a great fit for you. So before you apply, make sure you check out UBC’s Okanagan campus, in Kelowna, BC.

UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world and the Okanagan campus is a great place to be challenged, to thrive, and to develop into a global citizen. For 7,899 undergraduate students, the Okanagan campus provides an unparalleled mix of academics, community, and recreation.

Explore UBC’s Okanagan campus

Start by exploring the list of programs offered at UBC’s Okanagan campus, and then read up on what it’s like to live in the Okanagan Valley. Would you rather live in residence or live off campus? Watch this great video about one student’s move-in day on the Okanagan campus.

The best way to get a feel for the Okanagan campus is to join us for a guided campus tour – our student ambassadors would love to show you around and answer your questions. If you can’t join us in person, be sure to take a virtual tour.

Ready to apply? Coming to UBC’s Okanagan campus could be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Learn more about Kelowna and UBC’s Okanagan campus

To learn more, email recruitment.ok@ubc.ca, or call 1.888.807.8521.

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Take a virtual tour of UBC’s campuses

Getting a feel for a campus is an important part in deciding which university you want to attend. However, an in-person visit isn’t always possible. But don’t worry – that’s what the internet is for! We have two great virtual tours for you to explore, of our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses.

On each tour, our student ambassadors will show you some of highlights of UBC’s Okanagan campus and Vancouver campus. You can pause the tour at any time to check out our 360° panoramas, photos, and videos. You can even share your favourite spots via social media.

If you can make it to campus, you’ll definitely want to register for an in-person campus tour. Taking a tour led my our student ambassadors is a great way to determine if UBC is the right fit for you.

Whether you tour UBC virtually or in person, we hope you have a great experience!