The University of British Columbia – UBC



Benjamin Pietsch

North and South America; Russia; Australia


+49 241 80 90686




The University of British Columbia is located in Vancouver, Canada and currently has approximately 61,000 students at its two campuses – one in Vancouver and one in the Okanagan Valley.

General Information
Country Canada


Founded 1908
Number of Students 66,700

The University of British Columbia

Exchange Student Guide



Type of Agreement University partnership
Who can apply? Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher
Master students
Type of Stay Studies or Research
Length of Stay One or two semesters
Time of Stay Winter semester
Number of Exchange Placements One to two


Study Details

Semester dates

Term 1: September to December
Term 2: January to April

Academic Calendar

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Applied Science (Engineering)

Course Offerings Course Schedule
Language Courses The university offers language courses during the academic semester.



Application Requirements Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better, which roughly corresponds to an average grade of 2.0 in the German system.
Language Requirements

When applying for the program at RWTH, language skills of at least level B1 have to be attested by language certificates or Abitur certificate. This corresponds to five years of English language classes at school if you have completed your Abitur after 12th grade, or six years of English with an Abitur after 13th grade.

Upon nomination by RWTH: Please provide evidence of having passed an official English Language test such as IELTS or TOEFL. Further information on accepted tests and minimum scores is available at Accepted Tests and Requirements. Please note that higher requirements may apply to Master’s students.

Submit application on the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.



Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Cost Estimated total cost: 6000 to 8000 Canadian dollars per semester.
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad

PROMOS scholarships abroad

RWTH scholarship database

DAAD scholarship database

Further funding tips from the partner university


Practical Information

Accommodations There is a limited number of dormitory places reserved for exchange students. Due to high demand, on-campus housing cannot be guaranteed. Students should therefore inform themselves about the various accommodation options. The cost of accommodation is approximately 3000 to 3500 Canadian dollars.
Health Insurance

Students are automatically insured for the duration of their stay abroad at UBC. The cost for health insurance is approximately 325 Canadian dollars per semester.

Experience Reports Testimonials (de)
Additional Information

Foreign Office (de)

DAAD (de)