UBC's Vancouver campus

UBC Vancouver

On the ocean, surrounded by mountains

At UBC’s Vancouver campus, you can get a top-tier education while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Nestled next to the Pacific Ocean, the campus provides endless opportunities to experience a cosmopolitan city, breathtaking natural wonders, entertaining excursions, and an environment of academic excellence.

Academic excellence

As a global top-40 university, UBC Vancouver’s research-intensive campus is an incubator for bright ideas and a jumping-off point for adventure, both inside and outside the classroom. With its cosmopolitan community and award-winning professors, UBC’s Vancouver campus offers the chance for you to learn from some of the best faculty worldwide, contribute to projects with global significance, and have the freedom to develop your academic interests.

Discover more about the opportunities available to you on UBC's Vancouver campus by reading our student stories.

Programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus

Are you fascinated by the forces that shape human history? Are you looking to help solve the Earth’s most pressing environmental challenges? Do you want to explore topics at the intersection of politics, art, culture, literature, music, design, and geography?

UBC Vancouver offers degrees in every major field of study. With the choice to take courses from outside of your faculty, you have plenty of opportunity to pursue all your academic passions.

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undergraduate programs at UBC Vancouver, including hundreds of opportunities to specialize

Research intensive

UBC Vancouver offers you the chance to conduct your own research in the upper years of your undergraduate degree. Work with your award-winning faculty to pursue projects that drive your education forward.

Find out why Sara chose UBC Vancouver, and how her studies led to opportunities in conservation and marine animal research.

Take the first step

The first step to becoming a UBC Vancouver student is to create an account. From there, you can register for a tour of the Vancouver campus, sign up for an event in your area, attend an online info session, and be the first to receive important UBC updates.

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museums, arts, and music venues

UBC’s Vancouver campus hosts many cultural opportunities, and is minutes away from the city’s vibrant downtown district

#3

city in the world for quality of life

Vancouver is known for its outdoorsy culture, 200 parks and green spaces, and three local ski hills

Join us at an event

Choosing where you want to go to university is a big decision. We understand that you want to pick the right school and campus for you, so our knowledgeable and friendly advisors are here to help you decide whether UBC Vancouver is the perfect fit. We host many events across the year, including campus tours, student experience events, school visits and more, and we’re looking forward to connecting with you.

Get involved on campus and beyond

Get involved in campus life, work with a community organization, or take advantage of UBC’s co-op program, the largest among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. UBC’s Vancouver campus offers a number of opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new skills, and make a difference on campus and in the world.

  • UBC pride Vancouver

    Are you an avid astronomer or a budding dragon-boater? Maybe you enjoy discussing foreign cinema or politics? There are countless others on campus who share your passion. With more than 300 student-run clubs to choose from, it’s easy to connect with your community.

  • Big cellies after our win tonight against TWU!!! We finished the weekend off with a split so the fight for first place continues. Tonight was extra special for us as our assistant coach, Becki Kosinski, was awarded the club coach of the year award by Volleyball BC. Thank you Becki for everything you do for us. WE LOVE YOU!!! ???????????? #goheat #heatglory

    Whether you’re interested in winning the next national championship or simply attending a drop-in hip-hop class, it’s easy to stay active at UBC Vancouver. Join a recreational league, get involved in a seasonal event, or cheer on the UBC Vancouver’s 25 varsity teams.

  • Take in an exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Attend a concert in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, or join the UBC Photographic Society to sharpen your photography skills. Campus has myriad arts venues and cultural spaces for you to enjoy.

  • UBC student engaged in a work program

    Start building your network and developing your employable skills while getting paid. Learn alongside professionals in your field and make important contacts through UBC’s work programs, part-time work-study programs, and co-op terms.

Apply to UBC

At UBC Vancouver, you’ll find a vibrant and diverse community that will help you build your network around the world.

Want to be part of it? Apply to UBC now, and choose “Vancouver campus”