Semester Study Abroad

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC), located in Vancouver and Okanangan, BC, is among Canada’s leading universities and one of the most dynamic, international universities in the world. Founded in 1915, UBC hosts a large and diverse student body of about 65,000 students across two campuses. Located in the pristine natural setting of the Pacific Northwest, students at UBC enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year-round including hiking, kayaking, snow sports, and more.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students per semester: 2

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Fields of Study

UBC offers a wide range of modules across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Exchange students are eligible to enroll in all courses (except Law, Business, and Medicine), as long as they meet the prerequisites and/or receive permission from the instructor. The most updated course catalog may be found here.

Language of Instruction


Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

15 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: Early September to mid-December

Spring Semester: Early January to late April

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CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

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Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.