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Applicant Information Events

Late March to mid-April

Get excited about your next steps with UBC! In your hour-long online session, you’ll be personally guided by UBC advisors and current students to discover what’s coming up in your application journey. Together, you’ll explore what makes UBC such a vibrant place to live, play, and study. 

During this intimate event, you’ll hear about UBC’s admissions processes and what you can expect in the next few months. You’ll also have the chance ask your questions to UBC experts.

Each Applicant Information Event is tailored to your location. Get ready to meet other students from your country and region for the first time, and make your first connections with applicants just like you.

How to register

Log in or create an account for the Future Student Portal, and scroll down to “Upcoming events you might be interested in” to see what dates you are eligible for.

UBC Future Student Conference

Tuesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 17

The UBC Future Student Conference is five exciting days that connect professors, advisors, and current students with offer-holders like you. It’s a one-stop experience for you to start building friendships with admitted students from around the world across all programs, each linked by one common thread – becoming a future student at UBC!

What to expect

Throughout the event, you’ll have the chance to join live sessions run by UBC advisors to learn more about topics like student life and financial planning. Each day, you can chat with UBC experts who will answer all your questions. Expect fun contests and the opportunities to win prizes!

The Future Student Conference’s on-demand sessions will help international students discover more about your program and degree, the most exciting things about each campus, and more. You can pause, re-watch, or take notes at your leisure.

Why attend?

  • Ask your questions directly to an advisor, professor, or UBC student
  • Learn about your new program and Faculty
  • Explore your campus virtually
  • Get tips and advice from UBC advisors
  • Hear from current UBC students
  • Start building your community

How to register

Once you’ve received an offer of admission from UBC, sign up using this form.

Remember: the UBC Future Student Conference is just for international students and Canadians studying abroad.

UBC Future Student Conference schedule

Live sessions

Date Time Session Description
Tuesday, April 13 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PT

or

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

Opening keynote: Fit and stretch Dr. Jannik Eikenaar will share his perspective on beginning your university journey by working through the ideas of “fit” (what pathways best suit you) and “stretch” (what you will contribute along the way). This keynote will guide you in choosing the best way to start your own journey.
Tuesday, April 13 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT

and

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Live Q&A Join our friendly student advisors to ask all your questions about UBC, or find out the answers to what your fellow students are wondering.

 

Wednesday, April 14 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PT

or

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

You’ve been admitted! What’s next? Meet your UBC advisors for advice, support, and encouragement on your exciting next steps. From accepting your offer to registering for courses, find out what’s coming up in your UBC journey.
Wednesday, April 14 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT

and

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Live Q&A Join our friendly student advisors to ask all your questions about UBC, or find out the answers to what your fellow students are wondering.

 

Thursday, April 15 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. PT

or

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT

Financial planning 101 Choosing which university to attend is a big decision, and it’s important to plan your finances in advance. Join the UBC Director of International Awards, and one of our a current students, for details on costs and resources, how to budget for your degree and advice on what you need to consider.
Thursday, April 15 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT

and

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT

Live Q&A Join our friendly student advisors to ask all your questions about UBC, or find out the answers to what your fellow students are wondering.

 

Friday, April 16 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT

or

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT

UBC future student trivia Meet our friendly UBC staff members Maia and Ray for a fun-filled, interactive presentation on interesting facts and important reminders! This session will get you ready and excited to be part of the UBC community.
Friday, April 16 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT

and

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT

Live Q&A Join our friendly student advisors to ask all your questions about UBC, or find out the answers to what your fellow students are wondering.

 

Saturday, April 17 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT

or

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT

UBC life: student panel Want to know where you’ll fit in, meet new friends, and get involved? Watch a panel of five current UBC students representing the Vancouver and Okanagan campus for an honest and open conversation about living and studying at UBC.
Saturday, April 17 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT

and

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT

Live Q&A Join our friendly student advisors to ask all your questions about UBC, or find out the answers to what your fellow students are wondering.

 

 

On-demand sessions

You can watch any of these sessions in your own time. Feel free to and pause, rewind, and take notes at your leisure.

 

Some sessions also provide the option to chat live with UBC experts at the dates and times scheduled. To do so, head to the conference agenda page and click on “view”. All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT).

 

On-demand session Optional live chat
UBC Okanagan (all degree programs) April 13 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 14 | 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 15 | 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 16 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

April 17 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

UBC Vantage One programs (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 14 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 15 | 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Faculty of Forestry (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 16 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

April 17 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Faculty of Arts (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 15 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sauder School of Business (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 14 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 15 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Faculty of Science (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 16 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 17 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Faculty of Land and Food Systems (UBC Vancouver) April 13 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 14 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 15 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

April 17 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

School of Kinesiology (UBC Vancouver) April 15 | 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

 

April 16 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

School of Engineering (UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver) April 15 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 

April 16 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

April 17 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.