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Note: These criteria are set to ensure that you are prepared to thrive academically while on exchange. However, we understand that there are cases when your average may drop below this standard but you are still able to demonstrate academic preparedness to participate. We do consider exceptions to these criteria. See below for appeals.
Complete the English/LPI or writing requirement as required by your faculty prior to going on exchange.
Speak to your exchange advisor six weeks prior to applying if you require academic or other accommodations abroad.
If you will be submitting your application while studying at UBC’s Okanagan campus, but intend to apply to transfer to the Vancouver campus, inform your Go Global Advisor.
You are ineligible to go on a Go Global experience if you:
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, you must explain your reason for appeal to the Go Global Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Send this by email anytime until one week prior to the application deadline. If you do not seek prior approval, you will not be considered for an appeal.
If you received a Cr/D/Fail as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during Term 2 of the 2019 Winter Session, the only impact these courses will have towards your Go Global eligibility is in regards to cumulative averages. Specifically, only courses receiving a final grade are counted in a cumulative GPA, so these courses will not be counted towards your cumulative GPA as no grade was assigned for them. Our partner institutions may interpret these results differently, so please reach out to Go Global if you have concerns about the impact of these results.
Once accepted and matched to your partner institution, obtain pre-approval of your study plan as well as written permission from your supervisor to participate in the exchange.
Note: Graduate students have priority in matching.
Be a UBC student in good standing.
Seek approval (prior to going on exchange) in writing from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and your department for all coursework that you plan to take abroad. Transfer no more than 12 credits from the host institution.
Identify a sponsor at the host university.
Speak to your Go Global Advisor six weeks prior to applying if you require academic or other accommodations abroad.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation