University of British Columbia, Canada

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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 University of British Columbia is consistently ranking among the 40 best globally, and now places among the top 20 public universities in the world:

- Ranked 31st 2013 in Times Hgiher Education (UK)

- Ranked 39th 2012 in ARWU (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Now underway in seven departments, 26 faculty members are involved, 24 courses have been transformed and thousands of students have been impacted.

  • 18 Faculties, 14 Schools, 3 Colleges
  • 200 undergraduate programs, 297 graduate programs
  • 2,617 students participated in community service learning initiatives

The top countries with international students: China, United States, South Korea, Japan, U.K., Mexico, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iran, Germany and Bangladesh. 

Statistics as of 2010/2011.

Student Accommodation:

Living on campus is more than just a practical housing option. It's also one of the most rewarding university living and learning experiences that students can have. UBC Housing strives to support students both academically and socially, and friendly residence advisors regularly organize activities to help students succeed.

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Calculating the costs of study:

UBC has online cost calculator for students to estimate the costs of study and living in Canada. 

Student Career Service:

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Major Campuses:

  • Vancouver Campus

2329 West Mall

Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

  • Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way

Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7

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