Tour UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses

Tour UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses

If you’ve submitted your application to UBC – congratulations! We’re looking forward to learning more about you.

While you wait for your admissions decision, you can get a head start on deciding whether UBC is the right place for you by joining us for a campus tour.

You can find lots of great info and photos about what it’s like to be a UBC student on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok, but there’s really no substitute for connecting with some of our current students and having them share their knowledge and experiences with you. Our students are excited to show you their favourite spaces on campus, and to answer your questions about life and learning at UBC.

 

What to expect

We have two tour options at both of our UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver campuses – in-person campus tours and live virtual tours.

In-person campus tours

Visit us on campus and take a walking tour to get to know UBC. Tours are run by friendly student ambassadors who are excited to show you around campus.

UBC Okanagan tours last 90 minutes and UBC Vancouver tours run for 2 hours.

Live virtual campus tours

During your Zoom tour, you’ll learn more about UBC, see photos from some of our favourite spots at UBC Vancouver or UBC Okanagan, and hear from real students about their experiences in class, residence, and beyond.

UBC Okanagan tours last for 75 minutes, and UBC Vancouver tours run for 90 minutes.

 

Tour schedules

We offer tours for UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver on multiple days every week. You can find our most up-to-date schedules and discover how many spots are available by visiting the campus tours webpage.

 

How to register

To view all upcoming Okanagan and Vancouver tours, and to register, visit our Tours and Events page.

If you self-identify as Indigenous (a member of a First Nation, Métis, and/or Inuit community in Canada) and would like to register for an Indigenous campus tour or connect with an Indigenous advisor, please email our Indigenous campus tours team at indigenous.tours@ubc.ca.

 

Can’t make it to one of our in-person campus tours or a live virtual tour?

No problem! If you are unable to attend one of our in-person tours or one of our live virtual tours or you want to learn more about UBC at your own pace, you can also experience our two campuses by taking a self-guided virtual tour.

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International students: Join us online to learn about UBC

International students: Join us online to learn about UBC

Are you an international student interested in learning more about UBC, but don’t know where to start? Come and join us at one of our interactive online sessions!

Our events will give you the chance to ask questions and soak up crucial information about the application process in a relaxed way, all from the safety and comfort of your own home.

 

UBC Online Presentation: What UBC has to offer!

Find out what UBC is all about! In this information session you will discover how to apply to UBC and what the admission requirements are, learn more about our undergraduate programs, find out about the learning opportunities available, and get a head start on your financial planning. You’ll leave the event prepared to submit a successful application to UBC. At the end of the presentation, you can ask your questions to UBC advisors and current students using the live chat.

UBC Online Presentation: What UBC has to offer! will take place on Friday November 18, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST.

 

UBC Online Presentation: Student Panel

Student ambassadors from both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver campuses will join the student panel to give you an idea of what to expect as a UBC student. They will offer honest advice about everything from their application experience to what clubs they’re involved in now. At the end of the session, you will be able to chat with UBC advisors and current students using the live chat.

UBC Online Presentation: Student Panel will take place on Friday December 2, 2022 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PST.

 

UBC Online Presentation: Last Minute Application Tips

This information session is your last chance to get your application questions answered before the deadline. Join our admissions experts as they go over what they look for in an application and all of the details that can make your application successful. At the end of the session, you will have a chance to chat directly with UBC advisors and current students using the live chat.

UBC Online Presentation: Last Minute Application Tips will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm PST.

 

How to register

  1. Visit our tours and events page
  2. Click create account or log in using the buttons in the top right hand corner.
  3. Based on your profile, we’ll show you a list of all the events available to you – just click the category you’d like to browse.
  4. To register, simply click the event card and follow the instructions to reserve your spot.

After you’ve created your account, you can find all of the events you’re registered for any time on the Your account page.

 

Missed an information session?

If you missed one of our information sessions, not to worry! All of the recordings of our live sessions can be found on UBC’s On-Demand Website. In addition to live recordings, you can find videos and resources about UBC programs, student life and information about each of our campuses.

Get a head start at university with the UBC Future Global Leaders online program

Get a head start at university with the UBC Future Global Leaders online program

Are you looking to challenge yourself academically, or boost yourself towards your academic goals? The UBC Future Global Leaders Winter Online program is designed for you. For ten weeks, learn online from top UBC professors as you delve deeper into your academic interests, and discover what learning is like at the first-year level at a top-tier university. It’s a great way to figure out what your passions are while you’re still in high school, and prepare yourself for success at university and beyond.

 

What can you study?

This January, you can choose from seven engaging academic courses, all taught by UBC instructors. Every academic course features ten live virtual classes, designed to give you a taste of a university subject without the stress of exams.

  • Introduction to Business Foundations: Study the importance of core business functions, including finance, accounting, marketing, and human resource management. If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in business, this course is the perfect fit.
  • Introduction to Engineering: If you’re fascinated by engineering, architecture, or applied science, this course is for you. Find out about the engineering profession, and the disciplines of chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering.
  • Introduction to Psychology: Learn about the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. This program is excellent if you’re thinking of majoring in psychology or if you’re interested in the social sciences, applied sciences, or medicine.
  • Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Topics: Explore healthcare topics including the experience of illness, and genetics, cancer, addiction, ethics, mental health, and the law. Consider this course if you’re interested in studying medicine, health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, psychology, or dentistry.
  • Introduction to Machine Learning:Learn the basics of programming! Work with real-life datasets for artificial intelligence and machine learning using beginner-friendly Python. This is a great choice if you’re interested in computer science, science, engineering or the future of technology, or if you’d like to learn basic coding.

 

University application and skills courses

If you’re in grade 11 or 12 and thinking ahead to university, you can learn skills and strategies today to get into your top-choice university, and succeed once you’re there.

  • Writing Effective University Applications shows you how to create convincing and memorable university applications. There are no live classes, so you can go entirely at your own pace. Ask your instructor a question at any time and get a response in 24 – 48 hours, and get personalized feedback on all of your written assignments. Register and start anytime!
  • Academic Skills for University Success helps you sharpen your skills before you start university so you can improve your performance, reduce stress, and accomplish more. Find out how to make the most of your study time, take notes effectively, and develop good habits. Do this course at your own pace, and get instructor feedback on assignments. Registration opens January 23.

 

Who can take part?

To register for a UBC Future Global Leaders Online or a university applications and skills course, you must be 15 to 18 years old and have completed Grade 10 or equivalent. We suggest that you have a grade point average of 78% or letter grade B or higher, or a minimum IB final grade of 5. You don’t need to submit any transcripts to register.

If you want to register for an academic course 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 don’t need to provide your scores, and can self-assess your own levels.

 

Registration is easy!

No application, transcripts, or proof of English is required. Just check your eligibility, and register for the courses you’re interested in!

The academic courses run from January 28 to April 1, 2023, with your 10 live virtual classes scheduled on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm PT.

Register anytime for Writing Effective University Applications. Registration for Academic Skills for University Success opens January 23.

 

UBC President Bursary Program for high school students in British Columbia

The UBC Future Global Leaders program will award a number of bursaries to Grade 11 high school students in BC. It will cover full tuition for one 10-week winter academic course of your choice.

To be considered for a bursary:

  • You must have an overall average of 80% or higher, and 80% or higher in Grade 11 English (or equivalent). If you are entering Grade 11, you must have an overall average of 80% or higher, and 80% or higher in Grade 10 English (or equivalent).
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must live in a lower income household, and your parent(s) or caregiver(s) must not have attended a university or university-college.

Applications for bursaries are now open, and will be accepted until January 21, 2023.

 

 

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2022

Join us for US Thanksgiving 2022

If you are currently studying at a high school in the United States, we’d love for you to join us on Thursday, November 24 for our virtual US Thanksgiving event to get a taste of what you can look forward to as a UBC undergraduate student.

During this day of live sessions, current UBC students, staff, and advisors will show you the very best of what the university has to offer, and why UBC is consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world.

Event highlights

  • In our all-day virtual advising rooms, you can meet our UBC advisors who can answer your questions about how to apply to UBC and submit the best application you can.
  • Explore our unique programs and courses, our two beautiful campuses, and how to apply to become a UBC student!
  • Find out what merit-based and need-based awards are available to US students, and learn how you would apply.
  • Learn more about US Student Loans and how they can be used to finance your UBC degree.
  • Want to know more about Study Permits and working while studying in Canada? We’ll cover that too.
  • Get to know our current undergraduate students and discover their real-life student perspective of UBC.

Registration

To register, visit our tours and events page, and click on Student Experience Events to find our US Thanksgiving Event.

If you have any issues with registering, please contact us at vancouver.tours@ubc.ca.

We look forward to connecting with you!

 

 

Events for Indigenous students

Events for Indigenous students

Choosing where you want to go to university is a big decision. We understand that you want to apply to the right school, so our knowledgeable and friendly advisors are here to help you decide whether UBC is the right community for you.

As well as the region-specific events that we’re offering to all students throughout the fall, Indigenous students are also invited to join our Indigenous Recruiter advisors for sessions tailored to you.

 

Indigenous-specific events

 At our Indigenous-specific events, you will hear about what it’s like to be a UBC student at one of our two beautiful campuses.

There are four different kinds of events on offer from October to December:

 

All about UBC for Indigenous students

Join our Indigenous Recruitment team for a one-hour introduction to UBC. You’ll discover what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC, learn about the admissions requirements, and find out how to apply. The Indigenous Recruitment team will also provide details on UBC’s Indigenous communities and spaces, the resources and services available at our two campuses, and the funding and awards that you can access. Your parents or guardians are also welcome to attend!

To register: email us at indigenous.recruitment@ubc.ca. Let us know your full name and which event you’d like to attend.

 

Indigenous UBC application workshop

Find out about UBC’s application process for Indigenous students with this hands-on workshop. Our Indigenous Recruiter advisors will walk you through a demonstration of UBC’s online application, and provide tips on applying for UBC’s Indigenous-specific awards. You’ll also learn about the programs and services for Indigenous students found on both campuses. Your parents or guardians are also welcome to attend!

To register: email us at indigenous.recruitment@ubc.ca. Let us know your full name and which event you’d like to attend.

Campus tours

At UBC Vancouver, we offer Indigenous campus tours (either in-person tours or live virtual tours) that are led by our friendly and knowledgeable Indigenous student ambassadors who will highlight Indigenous-specific spaces, services, and resources. After the tour, an Indigenous student advisor will be available to answer your questions. At our Okanagan campus, we offer Indigenous-specific group tours for schools and at special events throughout the year.

If you would like to register for a campus tour or connect with an Indigenous advisor, please email indigenous.tours@ubc.ca.

Indigenous introduction to UBC for students in the Lower Mainland

UBC is also offering Indigenous-specific events for students in school districts within the Lower Mainland (Vancouver and surrounding areas). Please email Kristen Davis for more information on the events and how to sign up.

 

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

Join us for a campus tour!

Join us for a campus tour!

Are you wondering what life at UBC is like? Are you curious about your new classes, or how to build your community? Maybe you’d just like to see if UBC feels like the right place for you?

If so, come and join us for a campus tour! We have two tour options for both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver – in-person campus tours and live virtual campus tours.

In-person campus tours

Free walking tours are offered throughout the week at both our Okanagan and Vancouver campuses. Each tour lasts 90 minutes on our Okanagan campus and two hours on our Vancouver campus and is led by a friendly student ambassador, current UBC students who are excited to share their knowledge and show you around campus. After your tour, you’ll have the chance to connect with an advisor and ask any questions you have about attending UBC.

 

Live virtual campus tours

You’ll be in excellent hands as you join our friendly student ambassadors, who provide an in-depth look at UBC. Live virtual tours of the Okanagan campus last for 75 minutes, and the Vancouver campus tours run for 90 minutes. Both finish with a Q&A panel where you can ask your questions. Our ambassadors are current students who are excited to share their knowledge and experiences with you, and help you discover what it’s like to be a UBC student! All of our live virtual campus tours are offered on Zoom.

 

Tour schedules

Tours are scheduled at both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver on various days throughout the week. Take a look at our campus tours page to see the most up-to-date schedule.

 

Additional tours for Indigenous students

Indigenous students (First Nations, Inuit, and/or Métis) and their guests can also take part in Indigenous campus tours (either in-person tours or live virtual tours) at UBC Vancouver. Tours are led by our friendly and knowledgeable Indigenous student ambassadors who will highlight Indigenous-specific spaces, services, and resources. After the tour, an Indigenous student advisor will be available to answer your questions. Request an Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver.

At UBC Okanagan, we offer Indigenous-specific group tours for schools and at special events throughout the year. If you would like to learn more or to connect with an Indigenous advisor, please email indigenous.tours@ubc.ca.

 

How to register

To view all upcoming campus tours and to register, visit our Tours and events page and select the campus tours tab.

If you are an Indigenous person of Canada and you’d like to request an Indigenous campus tour of UBC Vancouver, send us an email.

 

Keep exploring

If you are unable to attend one of our in-person or live virtual campus tours or you want to learn more about UBC at your own pace, you can also experience our two campuses by taking a self-guided virtual tour.

 

We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

Connect with a UBC advisor near you

Connect with a UBC advisor near you

As you settle into your new school year, our UBC advisors are ready to help you plan for 2023, and the next steps in your journey to UBC.

Our advisors can answer all of your questions about the university, including admission requirements, the application process, and what life is like as a UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver student.

 

Find an event in your area

UBC offers a variety of in-person and online events. You can take part in in-person campus tours, information sessions, fairs, student experience events, and student meetings – all from the comfort of your own home.

At these events, you’ll get to ask us your questions about UBC, and find out information relevant to where you live and what curriculum you’re studying.

Keep checking back to see if more sessions have been added!

 

How to register

To find out if UBC is hosting an event specific to you and your area, visit our tours and events page. Based on your profile, we’ll show you a list of all the events available to you – just click the category you’d like to browse.

To register, simply click the event card and follow the instructions to reserve your spot.

After you’ve created your account, you can find all of the events you’re registered for any time on the your account page.

 

Other ways to connect with UBC

If UBC isn’t running any events specific to your region, there are still plenty of ways to connect:

 

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

 

 

Do you follow us?

Do you follow us?

At UBC, we’re pretty social. In fact, we have dedicated accounts on InstagramFacebookSnapchatTwitter, and TikTok for anyone who’s aspiring to be a UBC student, applying to UBC, or getting ready for their first day on campus. Sound like you? Click that “follow” button for answers to your questions, important reminders, and to have a peek at student life.

 


Get answers to your questions

Have a question about UBC? Head over to InstagramFacebook, or Twitter. Our team of advisors is online Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Pacific Time), answering all of your questions about applications, admissions, awards, and more. If you’re in a different time zone, leave us a message and we’ll get back to you when we log in for the day. 

 


Get important info and reminders

Looking for application tips? Worried about missing a deadline? We’ve got you covered. On our Instagram, Twitterand Facebook, you’ll find information on how to apply to UBC, reminders about key dates and deadlines, and the inside scoop on events of all kinds – starting with info sessions before you apply, celebratory events, and even orientations.

 

 


Get a peek at student life

If you’re curious what life is like at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, you’ll find what you’re looking for on Instagram and TikTok.

 

 

On Instagram, we share our own photos from around campus and re-post our favourite shots. On Instagram Stories and TikTok, we often hand the microphone (and camera) over to current students so you can see UBC life through a fresh set of eyes.

 

 


Find us on social media

@youbcpic on Instagram

@youbc on Facebook

@youbc on Twitter

@youbc on TikTok

@youbcsnaps on Snapchat