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UBC Okanagan’s world-class learning opportunities, close-knit campus community, and relaxed natural setting combine to offer exchange students from around the world an unforgettable study-abroad experience. Choose UBC Okanagan as your exchange destination.
To attend UBC as an exchange student, you must be enrolled at one of UBC’s partner universities. Your home university’s exchange office will determine your eligibility for an exchange program.
Once your university has nominated you, we will email our application link directly to you. Once you have submitted the online application, you will receive a confirmation email indicating your UBC student number.
For example, submit transcripts to your home exchange office. Have your home exchange office forward all required documents to UBC by the deadline.
This is required in order to complete UBC’s online housing application, and you will need this log in later to check your registration and pay your fees. If you experience difficulty setting up an account, see the “Creating a CWL account tutorial” or contact the help desk for technical support.
Due to high demand, on-campus housing for Term 1 exchange is not guaranteed even though priority is given to regular exchange students. Do not wait until you have been admitted.
Once you have submitted the online application, it will be reviewed by UBC’s Go Global office. Course selections will be reviewed by the appropriate faculty to determine suitability and space.
Acceptance to UBC is confirmed once you receive your acceptance letter. Once accepted, you will receive a confirmation email, documents for your visa (if required) as well as information about the necessary next steps.
This is a good time to make sure you have a valid passport. We recommend that you do not purchase an airline ticket prior to receiving your official letter of acceptance from UBC.
We will inform the housing office whether you are coming for one or two terms as there is no place for you to indicate this on their application.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation