Universities Information:

University of British Columbia

Name of Institution

University of British Columbia

Type of Agreement

University Wide


The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. UBC educates a student population of 54,000 on major campuses in two cities and holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.


The largest campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular campus that is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. UBC’s Okanagan Campus is in the dynamic southern interior city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley and provides an intimate learning community in the spectacular wine-growing region of British Columbia.

Academic Offerings

Arts, Science, Engineering, Kinesiology, Education

Courses Taught in English

All courses at UBC, aside from language courses, are taught in English.
For more information visit here

Student Life

There is a vibrant student community on both campuses with over 200 clubs (including one for exchange students) many on campus activities, recreation and athletics and student services.

International Students

Pre and Post Arrival orientation sessions, support for cultural transition, immigration and health insurance advising, peer advising, involvement opportunities. Resource of interest for Israeli students: http://www.vancouverhillel.ca/our-campuses/ubc/


Exchange students have priority access to on campus housing.

Expected Monthly Expenditures

For information go here

Scholarships/Financial Aid Available

None available

International Office page



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