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University of British Columbia

About the Institution

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses. The Vancouver campus is located at the western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada. More than 400 hectares in size, the campus is surrounded by forest on three sides and ocean on the fourth, and is just a 30 minute bus ride to downtown Vancouver. Vancouver is a diverse and cosmopolitan city located about 2 hours from Whistler, known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding and 3 hours from the Washington boarder. Known for being one of the most liveable cities in the world, you have the beauty of the mountains and the ocean paired with a relatively mild climate. Purpose-built for the 21st century, the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus opened in Kelowna in 2005 approximately four hours' drive from Vancouver set in the beautiful and temperate wine country. Known for its mild winters and warm summers, Kelowna is set on Lake Okanagan and is popular for water sports and has an active student scene. The smaller campus provides a more intimate learning experience and a community atmosphere. The opportunity to study on the West Coast provides excellent links to both the United States and the rest of Canada, in a picturesque and multi-cultural environment at a world-class institution.

Estimated living costs

Estimated living costs have been suggested by the university,but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world

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