International Student Guide
Before you start at UBC
Once you accept your offer, there are important steps to take.
YOUR UBC CHECKLIST
Learn about the immigration documents and information you may need during your studies.
Make sure you have the right coverage for your time in Canada and at UBC.
Information for your family
See what you need to prepare if your family is planning to visit or join you.
Understand how taxes work in Canada and get a SIN for awards and scholarships, or to work.
Immigration document support
Browse the complete list of tutorials for instructions on a range of topics, such as applying for or amending your study permit, BC Medical Services Plan, and more.
Online application reviews
Before applying, review your study permit extension, temporary resident visa, or post-graduation work permit application with an International Student Advisor.
Get immigration reminders
Add your document expiry dates to the confidential BC Reminder System and get notifications for when you need to extend your documents.
International Student Advising
International Student Advisors are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) or Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) who can help support you in your experience as a UBC international student.