Deadlines & key dates

All applications and documents must arrive at the Go Global office by the dates listed below.

Application deadlines

First deadline (for Sept start): Second deadline (for Jan start): Application/document Notes
March 15, 2023 August 25, 2023 Online exchange nomination A link to the online application will be sent to you directly once your university has provided us with your nomination.
April 1, 2023 September 15, 2023 Application documents Deadline for online application and supporting documents. This will include a list of courses you are interested in, not necessarily what you are registering in.
May 1, 2023 October 1, 2023 Housing application You have priority housing if you apply by the deadline, this does not mean guaranteed housing.
June 10, 2023 October 15, 2023 Final course selection form This is your actual list of chosen courses. Our courses will be published online in late April for the upcoming year. Your final course selection form will be emailed to you.

Key dates

The Academic Calendar is a comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services, and academic policies at the University of British Columbia. The Calendar also serves as a record of many University academic policies and procedures. The online Calendar is the official Calendar. Changes are incorporated online at intervals throughout the year. Learn about key dates throughout the academic year through the Academic Calendar.

Academic calendar

Term 1 (September to December, 2023)
Sunday, September 3 Housing move-in day
Monday, September 4 Create Orientation
Monday, September 4 Labour Day (University closed – except for orientation activities)
Second Week of September 2023 International Student Information Session
Tuesday, September 5 Classes begin
Monday, September 18 Final day to add or drop classes (with no W)
Saturday, September 30 (campus closed on Mon, Oct 2 in lieu) National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (University Closed)
Monday, October 9 Thanksgiving Day (University closed)
November 13-17 Winter mid-term break (No classes)
Saturday, November 11 (campus closed on November 13th in-lieu) Remembrance Day (University closed)
November 10 Last day to withdrawal from Term 1 classes (with W)
December 7 Last day of classes
December 10 -21 Examination period
December 22, 2023 – January 8 ,2024 Winter Break
Term 2 (January to April, 2024)
Sunday, January 7 Residence opens at noon
Monday, January 8 First day of classes
Friday, January 19 Final day to add or drop classes (with no W)
Monday, February 19 Family Day (University Closed)
February 19-23 Mid-term break (Reading Week)
March 15 Last day to withdrawal from Term 2 classes (with a W)
Friday, March 29 Good Friday ( University closed)
Monday, April 1 Easter Monday (University closed)
April 11 Last day of classes
April 15 – 26 Examination period
April 27 Residence close