Your future starts here

student in UBC
student in UBC

UBC Future Global Leaders is an exciting pre-university program for high school students ages 15-18. Try an academic course taught by UBC professors and affiliated instructors, get a taste of life at a top university, and prepare for your future beyond high school. Make friends from around the world as you explore your interests and passions. 

Experience university life – before you finish high school

Ridhwanlai, FGL student

I love making new friends and it felt like every day I was hanging out with someone new. I really enjoyed my time with the monitors because they were AWESOME. They were super inclusive, and were always trying to talk to someone to make sure they were feeling all right.

Ridhwanlai, UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus Student, Summer 2022

UBC student on-campus

Future Global Leaders on-campus

Get a head start on university in this exciting summer program that blends academic learning, skill-building workshops, fun social activities and making friends from around the world --- all on the beautiful UBC campus in Vancouver, BC. 

FGL student online

Future Global Leaders online

Challenge yourself in university-level courses from wherever you are. Taught by UBC professors and affiliated instructors, our online first-year level courses give high school students an opportunity to dig into their academic interests in small, engaging virtual classes.  

About the University of British Columbia 

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada is a world-leading centre for teaching, learning and research. Some of the most influential global rankings place UBC in the top 10 universities in North America, and top 5% in the world.* UBC has been recognized for its global impact: a place where people shape a better world.  

Get news and updates

Subscribe to UBC Future Global Leaders and other pre-university program emails to stay up-to-date on our courses and programs, information sessions and important dates.  

Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service. RSS The symbol to indicate an RSS feed. Arrow An arrowhead pointing to the right Arrow, right to bracket An arrowhead pointing to the right, into a bracket character. External Link An arrowhead pointing up and to the right, from inside a box Bars Three horizontal bars. Books Three book spines, viewed head-on, one leaning. Calendar A monthly calendar page. E-commerce Cart A shopping cart Checkmark A checkmark character Chevron A chevron character pointing to the right Checkmark A checkmark character inside a solid circle Cost A dollar sign inside a solid circle Info An 'i' character inside a solid circle Play An arrowhead pointing to the right inside of a solid circle User A silhouette of a person inside a solid circle Envelope A closed envelope Certificate A document with an award pinned to it Pen A document with a pen beside it Filter A funnel / filter silhouette Laptop Computer An open laptop computer with a blank screen Location Pin A map location pin Search A magnifying glass Minus A minus sign News A folded newspaper Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add Quote, left An opening quotation character Alert An exclamation point inside a solid triangle User A silhouette of a person Close The character 'X'