About UBC


The University of British Columbia is a public research university located in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1908, it has two campuses, one in Vancouver and the other in Kelowna, collectively serving more than 60,000 students. One of the top research universities globally, UBC is situated on traditional  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Musqueam Nation, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and Səl̓ilw̓ətaɁɬ Nation lands at the western limits of Vancouver.

More than 400 hectares in size, the stunning campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth, and is just a 30-minute bus ride to Vancouver’s downtown core. Founded a century ago, UBC consistently ranks among the top three research universities nationwide. In 2015 U.S. News and World Report and Times Higher Education ranked UBC among the 20 best public universities worldwide. UBC faculty, alumni and researchers have won seven Nobel Prizes and 69 Rhodes Scholarships, 65 Olympic medals, 8 memberships in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and 208 fellowships in the Royal Society of Canada. The university has also educated three Canadian prime ministers, most recently Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

UBC boasts the highest entrance requirements for undergraduate admission in Canada. Our students come from 195 countries across the world to attend an extraordinary research institution that is enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of its students, faculty and staff.