Semester Exchange - University of British Columbia (UBC)
UBC is the oldest institution of higher learning in British Columbia and enrolls over 58,000 students at its Vancouver and Okanagan Valley campuses. The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning.
At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. The university is ranked among top 20 public universities worldwide and top two in Canada. As of 2017, eight Nobel laureates, 71 Rhodes scholars, 65 Olympians, eight Fellows in both American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Society, and 208 Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada have been affiliated with UBC. This phenomenal university is home to revolutionary student facilities, unions, residential areas and state of the art campuses. Notable alumni include Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell.
Type of Program
Level of Study
Length of Program
Fall Semester: September - December
Language of Instruction
GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)
Exchange Student Website
To be eligible for this program, you must meet the following:
- Macquarie Abroad General Eligibility Criteria
- 3.0/4.0 GPA or 5.0/7.0 GPA
- Nomination from Macquarie University
- English language proficiency for non-native speakers
- Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree progression at Macquarie University
How to Apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Payment Website.
Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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It is the oldest institution of higher learning in British Columbia and enrolls over 58,000 students at its Vancouver and Okanagan Valley campuses. The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
Area of study
Society, history and languages
Has a GPA requirement
Macquarie, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Business, Engineering, Sciences, Language, Law, Exchange, Bristish Columbia, Canada
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