Programs and Pathways

Coming to UBC on exchange

UBC Vancouver's world-class learning opportunities and breathtaking natural setting combine to offer exchange students from around the world an unforgettable study-abroad experience.

Visiting International Research Students (VIRS)

A Visiting International Research Student (VIRS) is an international student conducting research full-time at UBC, under the supervision of a UBC faculty member.

Tec de Monterrey - UBC Joint Academic Program

Each year, a group of qualified students from Mexico's Tec de Monterrey are selected to study at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver and Kelowna, Canada.

Resources for coming to UBC

If you have questions

Contact the Go Global Inbound Exchange Team at or call 604 822 0942 for email inquiries or drop-in advising. 

Please include the following in your email: 

  • Your student number in the subject line
  • Your full name in the body of the email
  • Whether you're an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email