The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. It is a globally influential university, with students from all over the world choosing UBC for its wide selection of programs of study, expert faculty, research opportunities, world-class facilities for learning, international perspective, and vibrant student life.
It holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning, offering unique and innovative undergraduate programs. Students at UBC are a diverse group of scholars from 149 countries—each with a unique perspective to share.
Programs at undergraduate levels provide globally recognized degrees. Bachelor degree students have hundreds of options for their major, minor, or specialized degrees. Students are encouraged to cross traditional boundaries between arts, sciences, fine arts, languages and social sciences.
Undergraduate students may also study abroad at one of UBC’s partner institutions (more than 220 in over 45 different countries). A UBC education is not confined to textbooks and lecture halls. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on research and interdisciplinary collaborations. Work side by side with faculty members who are experts in their fields, contribute to research projects with global significance, and pursue your unique interests— no matter how diverse.
UBC’s faculty are engaged in active research, many internationally acknowledged as eminent in their own fields, and are able to bring the latest developments in knowledge to the classroom. With a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 (exceptionally strong for a major public university), undergraduate students enjoy excellent access to professors, who keep office hours for one-on-one advising.