Your UBC adventure awaits

Take your place at UBC alongside top students from across Canada and around the world. Together you’ll challenge the status quo and push boundaries as you live and learn in a beautiful, inspiring setting.

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Connect with UBC at an event

Did you receive an offer from UBC? Come celebrate your admission and learn about your next steps! You’ll get your questions answered, start preparing for university life, and connect with other Ontario students who are coming to UBC.


Event Location Date Time Registration
UBC Welcomes You
(for admitted students)
Ottawa April 4, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 pm Register now
UBC Welcomes You
(for admitted students)
Toronto April 6, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Register now
Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome
(for admitted Aboriginal students)
UBC’s Vancouver campus April 26–28, 2019 Learn more
UBC Welcomes You
(for admitted students)
UBC’s Vancouver campus April 27, 2019 Learn more
Indigenous Welcome
(for admitted Aboriginal students)
UBC’s Okanagan campus May 9, 2019 Learn more
UBC Welcomes You
(for admitted students)
UBC’s Okanagan campus May 11, 2019 Register now
Destination UBC
(for admitted students)
UBC’s Okanagan campus May 10–12, 2019 Learn more


You can also create an account or log in to the UBC Future Student Portal to see if there are more UBC events in your area.

Explore campus early

Join us on campus for events like Destination UBC (Okanagan), and UBC Welcomes You (Okanagan | Vancouver), for a chance to find your feet on campus and make friends before the school year even begins. There are even sessions for your parents to help them understand how they can support you in your transition to UBC.

Are you an Aboriginal student?

If you’re a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit student, join us for the Indigenous Welcome (Okanagan) or Destination UBC Aboriginal Student Welcome (Vancouver) too.

Calculate the cost of your degree

Stressed about the cost of university?

UBC’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the world – but a UBC degree doesn’t come at an out-of-reach cost.

  • At UBC, you can use your Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) funding.
  • You pay the same tuition fees as a student from BC.
  • UBC’s on-campus housing fees – for both Vancouver and Kelowna – are in line with the national average.

Find your tuition fees and determine how they compare with other Canadian institutions over the full four years of your degree.

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Looking for a fresh start, Ben Dunn drove across the country, from Toronto to UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna – discovering himself, and his passions, along the way.

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UBC’s Okanagan campus

Life on UBC’s Okanagan campus is shaped by Kelowna’s fast-growing economy, the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley, and some of the best weather in Canada. Immerse yourself in one of North America’s most scenic cities, or enjoy year-round escapes to one of the region’s 300 trails or 250 lakes. With small class sizes, unique campus-city partnerships, and more than 1,200 research projects underway, UBC’s Okanagan campus makes it easy to plug into a close-knit community of educators, emerging scholars, and innovative entrepreneurs.

UBC’s Vancouver campus

Surrounded by temperate rainforest, majestic coastal mountains, and the Pacific Ocean, UBC’s Vancouver campus is just 20 minutes from Vancouver’s city centre. That means you can bike in one of the largest urban parks in North America, wander through galleries and museums, and sample international cuisine – all in the same day, without leaving the city. Given Vancouver’s vibrant culture, dynamic economy, and favourable climate, it’s easy to see why this Olympic city is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the world.