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You’ve done all the research and are ready to take the plunge. This section will provide you with all the info you need to put together your application.

Application overview

  1. Search and narrow down the three university partners that you would like to attend.
  2. Apply to Go Global with your three choices. Select the UBCO option where available, otherwise select the UniWide option.
  3. After you’re accepted to Go Global, you’ll get an email (six to eight weeks from the deadline date) that nominates you to apply directly to the university that you were matched to.

Online application

Start the application process well in advance of the application deadline, but review the eligibility criteria before starting an application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


    • Undergraduate students can start an online application and follow the steps through “Gateway”, our online application program. In Gateway, you’ll be asked to submit a list of supporting documents. If you’ve already started an application through Gateway, you can resume your application from where you left off at any time.
    • The Go Global fee ($415.00) can be paid through the Student Service Centre (SSC). The fee will not be posted until after the Go Global deadline has passed.


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Application for research abroad

Be sure to begin the application process well in advance of the application deadline. To apply for a self-directed research abroad, you must complete the following:

Confirm departmental approval
Discuss your plans with your supervisor and confirm a supervisor at the host institution. You will also be required to secure support from a host university supervisor prior to applying. Proof of each is a requirement for application.

Apply to Go Global for self-directed research abroad
Prior to the deadline, complete and submit an online application and all required documents through Gateway.

Pay the $415.00 Go Global fee on the Student Service Centre (SSC) by the appropriate deadline.

Once accepted to Go Global, you’ll get an email (three to four weeks from the deadline date) nominating you to this university with specific instructions on how to apply directly to the program.

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Application deadlines

For studies in the 2018-2019 academic year

Program type: Time frame: Deadline:
United States
Round 1
Term 1, Term 2, full-year, and split-year opportunities
December 6, 2018
New Zealand
Latin America
Round 1
Term 1, Term 2, full-year, split-year, and some summer opportunities
January 17, 2019
All locations
Summer study options December deadline: December 6, 2018
February deadline: February 7, 2019
Limited number of partner institutions
Round 2
Term 2 and split-year opportunities
May 9, 2019

Go Global fee

The Go Global Fee ($415.00) will be posted to the Student Service Centre (SSC) after the application deadline and will be posted to your tuition account one to two weeks after the application deadline has passed and will be due approximately five business days later. You will be contacted by Go Global once the fee has been posted to your SSC, provided with the fee deadline, and prompted to make the payment. Payment of this fee is made through the SSC. Once your fee is posted to the SSC account the methods available to make payment are:

  • Interac Online (Scotiabank, Royal Bank, TD Canada Trust, BMO)
    • Note: Debit cards with the VISA logo are not compatible with this method.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (all other Canadian financial institutions)
    • Note: This account must have chequing privileges; you can check this with your financial institution.