UBC Future Global Leaders

4 Future Global Leaders students sitting on the grassfield chatting

Your Future Starts Here

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.

At a Glance

Online or On-Campus

Experience university life at UBC, or take an online course from wherever you are. All courses are taught by UBC professors and affiliated instructors.

Terms and Duration

Our on-campus program takes place in July and August in Vancouver, BC at UBC and the Centre for Digital Media. Our online courses are offered year-round.

For High School Students

Our program is open to high school students ages 15–18 who have completed grade 10 or equivalent.

Eligibility

Recommended 78% average / 3.5 GPA / B average / IB 5 or higher. IELTS of 6.0 / TOEFL 80 or higher (or equivalent) for English language learners.

Easy Registration

No application, transcripts or proof of English is required. Simply check your eligibility and register.

Bursaries

The UBC President Bursary is available to grade 11 British Columbia students in need who meet eligibility criteria.

Winter 2023 Online

UBC Future Global Leaders | Online

Saturdays, January 28 – April 1, 2023

Get a taste of university learning – without the exams! Try out an introductory course in business, engineering, psychology, machine learning or medical anthropology. Learn with UBC professors and affiliated instructors in small virtual classes offered on Saturdays.

Go to Winter Online Courses

Summer 2023 On-Campus

UBC Future Global Leaders | On-Campus

JULY 3–14, 2023

July 17–28, 2023

JULY 31 – AUGUST 11, 2023

Get a taste of university life at UBC! Meet students from around the world as you explore your interests and passions, and get ready for your future beyond high school.

GO TO SUMMER ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM

University Applications and Skills

Maximize your chances of getting into your top-choice university with applications that catch the attention of admissions committees. Get the academic skills and strategies to succeed in first-year university and beyond.

GO TO COURSES

Experience
university life on campus, or learn from where you are

Learn
with outstanding UBC professors and instructors

Explore
a wide range of academic courses

Boost
your chances of getting into a Canadian university

The online Introduction to Engineering classes are going great! The live sessions are very interactive and it almost feels as if the course was in-person.

– Kimathra, UBC Future Global Leaders Online 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

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.

* https://www.ubc.ca/about/institutional-rankings.html