My academic experience has been instrumental in helping me fulfil my leadership goals. My coursework and classes have broadened my understanding on how to enact large-scale change, and I hope to apply my knowledge to inspire others.
On the ocean, surrounded by mountains
At UBC’s Vancouver campus, you can get a top-tier education while living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Nestled next to the Pacific Ocean, the campus provides endless opportunities to experience a cosmopolitan city, breathtaking natural wonders, entertaining excursions, and an environment of academic excellence.
As a global top-40 university, UBC Vancouver’s research-intensive campus is an incubator for bright ideas and a jumping-off point for adventure, both inside and outside the classroom. With its cosmopolitan community and award-winning professors, UBC’s Vancouver campus offers the chance for you to learn from some of the best faculty worldwide, contribute to projects with global significance, and have the freedom to develop your academic interests.
The academic excellence and prestige that we have as a university is great, but what it really makes it distinct from other universities is the endless opportunities to make your own pathway. No-one has the same university experience because there are so many options to make your journey unique.
I wanted a degree that would enable me to work anywhere in the world, and UBC Vancouver had that. The opportunity to learn about topics beyond a Canadian perspective from professors and with students from across the globe has taught me a lot about the world and prepared me for an international career.
Programs at UBC’s Vancouver campus
Are you fascinated by the forces that shape human history? Are you looking to help solve the Earth’s most pressing environmental challenges? Do you want to explore topics at the intersection of politics, art, culture, literature, music, design, and geography?
UBC Vancouver offers degrees in every major field of study. With the choice to take courses from outside of your faculty, you have plenty of opportunity to pursue all your academic passions.
undergraduate programs at UBC Vancouver, including hundreds of opportunities to specialize
Many programs at UBC are unique to the Vancouver campus. With its state-of-the-art facilities and modern teaching methods, UBC Vancouver helps you combine your learning with co-op placements, undergraduate research, and work positions. Find out which of our 150+ programs are right for you.
Study the fundamentals of animal behaviour, animal physiology, and examine related fields as they apply to farm, companion, and other animals. You’ll learn about the role of animals in human society and the ethical, environmental, and other issues that arise.
Build a strong foundation in the biological, physical, and social factors required for sustainable forest management in any ecosystem or political jurisdiction. This interdisciplinary degree integrates science and technology with classroom learning and fieldwork.
Learn how to design, operate, and optimize advanced manufacturing environments in UBC’s Manufacturing Engineering program. In fourth year, you can specialize in production management or technical manufacturing.
Learn about world archaeology – from the emergence of humankind to the beginning of state societies – and examine the beginnings of the economic, social, political, and artistic traditions and systems of the great civilizations.
Examine critical issues in local and global food production and distribution using the lens of economics, business management, and interdisciplinary science in the Food and Resource Economics program.
Learn how science and engineering combine to preserve our natural environment. The Environmental Engineering degree will teach you how to address the issues surrounding waste treatment, reuse, and recycling, as well as how to mitigate air and water pollution.
Gain a deeper understanding of pertinent world issues such as international diplomacy, global economics, security, and much more. Your coursework will span myriad subjects, from geography and anthropology to political science, sociology, and nutrition.
At the Peter A. Allard School of Law, you’ll receive a first-rate legal education that balances traditional areas of practice with emerging fields of specialization. Your first year will cover common curriculum, and your subsequent years offer many opportunities to specialize.
The Program in the Study of Religion provides a solid education in a variety of religions from a number of disciplinary perspectives. It incorporates different regions and historical periods while allowing you to focus on the religious traditions of your choice.
UBC Vancouver offers you the chance to conduct your own research in the upper years of your undergraduate degree. Work with your award-winning faculty to pursue projects that drive your education forward.
Find out why Sara chose UBC Vancouver, and how her studies led to opportunities in conservation and marine animal research.
Take the first step
The first step to becoming a UBC Vancouver student is to create an account. From there, you can register for a tour of the Vancouver campus, sign up for an event in your area, attend an online info session, and be the first to receive important UBC updates.
Meet your UBC Vancouver community
UBC’s community goes back over a hundred years, and connects tens of thousands of students and faculty, and hundreds of thousands of alumni. We pride ourselves on being welcoming, inspiring, innovative, and inviting.
At UBC’s Vancouver campus, our diverse community is made up of 46,322 undergraduate students from 140 different countries. Here, you can make friends from across the world who share the same passions and interests as you. Find out more about who you might meet on campus.
“UBC students aim to thrive academically, but are also equipped for the world. You can take your learning outside the classroom through opportunities such as international exchanges, and the co-op program, where you gain experience in your field. The more I found out about UBC Vancouver, the more I realized how much I really wanted to go there.”
Natural Resources Conservation
“UBC is truly a place like no other. The transition from high school to university is a big step, but I feel like I found a place that I belong. UBC Vancouver has such an open and welcoming community with so many opportunities to meet new people and try new things. The campus is also beautiful and makes a great home away from home.”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“There really is something for everyone to find their community here at UBC Vancouver. The connections you make and the communities you join will allow you to have a learning experience that is so much more meaningful than what you just get out of the classroom. There are so many places and so many people to share experiences and learn together with.”
“If you want to make an event or project come to life, UBC Vancouver is the place to do it. I have co-hosted and spearheaded a number of musical, LGBTQ2S+, and community projects on campus. If you are resourceful and excited to make things happen, they will. So, get involved with clubs, committees, and the community – you will see your ideas come to life.”
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UBC’s Vancouver campus hosts many cultural opportunities, and is minutes away from the city’s vibrant downtown district
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Vancouver is known for its outdoorsy culture, 200 parks and green spaces, and three local ski hills
Join us at an event
Choosing where you want to go to university is a big decision. We understand that you want to pick the right school and campus for you, so our knowledgeable and friendly advisors are here to help you decide whether UBC Vancouver is the perfect fit. We host many events across the year, including campus tours, student experience events, school visits and more, and we’re looking forward to connecting with you.
Get involved on campus and beyond
Get involved in campus life, work with a community organization, or take advantage of UBC’s co-op program, the largest among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. UBC’s Vancouver campus offers a number of opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new skills, and make a difference on campus and in the world.
Are you an avid astronomer or a budding dragon-boater? Maybe you enjoy discussing foreign cinema or politics? There are countless others on campus who share your passion. With more than 300 student-run clubs to choose from, it’s easy to connect with your community.
Whether you’re interested in winning the next national championship or simply attending a drop-in hip-hop class, it’s easy to stay active at UBC Vancouver. Join a recreational league, get involved in a seasonal event, or cheer on the UBC Vancouver’s 25 varsity teams.
Take in an exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Attend a concert in the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, or join the UBC Photographic Society to sharpen your photography skills. Campus has myriad arts venues and cultural spaces for you to enjoy.
Start building your network and developing your employable skills while getting paid. Learn alongside professionals in your field and make important contacts through UBC’s work programs, part-time work-study programs, and co-op terms.
Apply to UBC
At UBC Vancouver, you’ll find a vibrant and diverse community that will help you build your network around the world.
Want to be part of it? Apply to UBC now, and choose “Vancouver campus”