About – The University of British Columbia (UBC)
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908 as the McGill University College of British Columbia, the university became independent and adopted its current name in 1915.
It is British Columbia’s oldest institution of higher learning and has over 60,000 students at its Vancouver and Okanagan Valley campuses. Most students are enrolled in five larger faculties: Arts, Science, Applied Science, UBC Faculty of Medicine and the Sauder School of Business.
As one of the world’s top 40 universities, UBC has competitive admission requirements and attracts elite students from around the globe. Your journey to UBC begins with your online application, and we’re here to provide you with the information, deadlines, and tips to help you put your best foot forward.
At UBC, we recognize the significant contribution you and your family make toward your degree. We’re here to provide financial advising and support through scholarships, bursaries, and other assistance programs.
UBC is dedicated to recognizing outstanding students for academic excellence and leadership. There are merit-based and need-based awards and scholarships available to Canadian and international students.
As soon as you receive an offer of admission to UBC, you’ll automatically be considered for merit-based awards. Consideration is based on your demonstrated academic achievement and your extracurricular involvement.
Why you should choose University of British Colombia, UBC
Global top 40 university
Most international university in North America
261 programs to choose from
$600 million in research funding