UBC Virtual Counsellor Forum


Welcome to the University of British Columbia’s Virtual Counsellor Forum! UBC is a globally recognized institution that consistently ranks in the top 40 universities in the world, and is the number one most international university in North America. We’re looking forward to helping you learn more about what makes UBC such a vibrant place for your students to live, play, and study.

Forum schedule


Our two-hour Forum will take place on two different dates to make sure counsellors from across the world are able to take part. Thank you for registering for the session that works best for you.


The Zoom links for our live events will be posted the day before each begins. Along with these live events, you can also watch our on-demand content at your own pace.


If you want to say hello to other counsellors or ask any specific questions to UBC during the Forum, drop into our coffee room. The room will be open 30 minutes before the Forum starts, and will stay open until 30 minutes after the event ends. If you run into any technical difficulties during the event, please reach out to us so we can help.


All times are listed in Pacific Time – click here to convert to your time zone.



On-demand videos

Options beyond a BSc or BA

Help your students to think outside of the box of a BSc or BA. Learn about UBC’s boutique degrees that blend the fundamentals of more traditional majors with the unique opportunities of smaller class sizes and hands-on learning.




If you’re joining us from China, watch this video on Youku.

Medicine, Law, Dentistry, and Architecture: the Canadian approach to professional programs

Many international students are interested in getting a first-class Canadian education in a professional program. Find out what paths they can take to achieve their goals.


If you’re joining us from China, watch this video on Youku.

How to apply to UBC

Every year, UBC receives more than 45,000 applications from students around the world. This year, we’ve switched to a new application portal. Find out what your students can expect when they’re ready to apply.




If you’re joining us from China, watch this video on Youku.

Your FAQs for UBC admissions

Discover the answers to some of the most common questions counsellors ask to our UBC advisors. You’ll learn more about the UBC application, how to submit supporting documents, and when your students can expect their admissions decision.




If you’re joining us from China, watch this video on Youku.

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Learn more about UBC’s faculties

UBC has 35 faculties and schools across its two beautiful campuses, each offering a range of academic programs.

You can find out more about a number of our faculties by visiting the UBC Future Student Conference page. This information is geared towards students in our incoming 2021 class, but will also be relevant for you.

The conference has now ended, but you’ll be able to view recordings of each session until June 12 by clicking on the “live” and “on-demand” tabs. To access the conference, you’ll need to complete the registration form (name and email only).

Keep in touch

Once the UBC Virtual Counsellor Forum is over, we’d love to stay in touch. Keep an eye on our counsellor page for updates and events, or email us at intl.recruitment@ubc.ca to connect with a UBC staff member.