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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.
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.
Students on exchange can study at hundreds of universities around the world. While the options are seemingly endless, we can help you ensure that you select a university that fits your needs best, both academic and personal.
The following questions relate to key criteria for exchanges and can help guide you in choosing the right university for a great Go Global experience. It is recommend that you work through these questions before you conduct a partner university search.
Although it might seem scary at first, you can learn a lot about yourself by pushing beyond your comfort zone. This is a chance for you to get lost and then find yourself in an entirely new setting. Are you looking for a new culture or new courses? Below are some questions you should consider when trying to decide on your choices for your partner universities.
What learning outcomes do you want to achieve while away? Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself academically.
See how courses transfer back by looking through the course equivalency database.
As part of our agreement with partner universities, students receive UBC credit for all academic courses taken abroad.
We suggest you keep the following in mind when you search for courses on partner university websites.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation