University of British Columbia

About University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world and recently recognized as North America’s most international university. UBC students, faculty and staff continue to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement.

A Brief History

Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia’s oldest university. Since 1915, our motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world.

General Information

We offer our more than 60,000 undergraduate and graduate students an unrivalled choice of degree programs at our two campuses and affiliated teaching hospitals.UBC’s Okanagan campus has nine Faculties and Schools, each offering a range of academic programs, whilst the main campus at Vancouver provides over 20 deparments.


Six popular courses

Electrical Engineering

As a student in UBC’s Electrical Engineering program, you will learn essential skills in electronics, circuit analysis and electromagnetics, and can choose to focus on anything from the electronic properties of microscopic devices and newly discovered materials to the generation and distribution of power in international electric power grids.


The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a comprehensive Bachelor's degree program in Forestry, providing students with a solid foundation in the science and management of forest ecosystems. Graduates from UBC's Forestry program emerge well-equipped for careers in forestry, environmental management, and related fields, contributing to the sustainable stewardship of forest resources.

Natural Resources

The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a comprehensive Bachelor's degree program in Natural Resources, providing students with a multidisciplinary understanding of environmental and resource management. With world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, UBC's Natural Resources program prepares students for impactful careers in environmental stewardship and resource management.


The Vancouver School of Economics at UBC is ranked top in Canada, and in the top 20 such departments in the world. The programs offer the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the economy and examine the social, cross-cultural and ethical dimensions of economic decision-making. Students learn from some of the world’s leading experts in a wide variety of fields, including industrial organization, macro-economics, political economy, international trade and finance development.

Computer Science

The UBC Department of Computer Science is an internationally-renowned department. The department is rated in the top 25 of its kind in the world, and we place consistently in the top 3 computer science departments across Canada. UBC sits at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and machine learning revolution, the explosion of data science, the acceleration of human-computer interaction, and Computer Systems Research.

Applied Biology

The Applied Biology program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of biology, combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical applications.With state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research opportunities, and a faculty renowned for their expertise, UBC's Applied Biology program provides students with a dynamic and engaging learning environment to foster their understanding of biological sciences and its practical applications.