Student experience events

Throughout the year, we host special events that let you experience what UBC is like first-hand. Join us to participate in a mini-lecture, explore each campus with your potential new classmates, meet current students, and more.

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Vancouver campus

Before and after you apply

Future Global Leaders

If you’re a high school student aged 15 to 18, you can get a head start on your academic goals by taking part in the UBC Future Global Leaders program. During each 10-week online course, you’ll explore your academic interests with a top-tier university, try a popular university course without the stress of exams, and make friends from around the world. These pre-university courses are a great way to work out what your passions are while you’re still in high school, and prepare yourself for success at university and beyond.

Who can attend:

Students from 15 to 18 who 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. Find out more information about eligibility.


Summer (July to August) or fall (September to December)

How to register:

Check out our blog post for more information and registration instructions

UBC Virtual Open House

Join us online for UBC’s virtual open house. During this multi-day event, you’ll enjoy a series of live video presentations as well as on-demand content you can watch at your own pace, and you can ask your questions to UBC advisors using live chat.

As part of the event, you’ll 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.

Who can attend:

International students and Canadians studying abroad



US Thanksgiving Event

If you’re a US student, join us for our annual US Thanksgiving event. You’ll connect with current students, staff, and advisors to learn about undergraduate academic programs, admissions information, scholarship opportunities, and more. Take part in a campus tour of UBC Vancouver, ask your questions to a student panel with current UBC students, and enjoy live presentations to help you learn more about UBC.

Who can attend:

Applicants and prospective students from the USA


Friday, November 24 2023

Indigenous Experience UBC

Indigenous students in a lower mainland high school in Grades 9-12 are invited to join us to learn about the spaces and resources available on campus for Indigenous students. As part of the day-long experience, you’ll take part in mini-lectures hosted by UBC faculties, enjoy presentations from our friendly staff to help you learn more about what makes UBC such an exciting place to live and study, and meet some of our current Indigenous students who can answer all your questions about life on campus. You’ll also join an Indigenous-specific campus tour, which will include Indigenous-specific stops such as the First Nations Longhouse.

Who can attend:

Students who identify as Indigenous (a member of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis peoples in Canada), from the lower mainland, in Grades 9 – 11



After you've been admitted

UBC Chat-a-thon

If you’re an international student or Canadian living abroad and you have been admitted to UBC for 2023 you’re invited to the UBC Chat-a-thon!

The UBC Chat-a-thon is a two-week long virtual event where you will have the chance to connect with other students, faculties, and UBC advisors about programs and general UBC questions through a text-based live chat. Each session will include a Dean’s, Associate Dean’s, or director’s kick-off, a prize giveaway, and an opportunity to chat with advisors and specific faculties.

Who can attend:

International students and Canadians living abroad who have been admitted to UBC for 2023.


April 17, 2023 until April 29, 2023


Visit UBC’s events page and select the UBC Chat-a-thon sessions that work best for you. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you want!

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