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 instructors, get a taste of life at a top-tier university, and prepare to succeed 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 the stunning UBC Vancouver campus, or take an online course from wherever you are. All courses are taught by UBC professors and instructors.

Terms and Duration

Our two-week on-campus program takes place in July and August. Our online courses are offered year-round.

For High School Students

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


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.


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

Summer 2022 On-Campus

UBC Future Global Leaders | On-Campus

JULY 11–22, 2022

JULY 25 – AUGUST 5, 2022

Get a taste of university life at the stunning UBC Vancouver campus. Meet students from around the world as you explore your academic interests and get ready to succeed in university.


Summer 2022 Online

UBC Future Global Leaders | Online

JULY 4–22, 2022

JULY 25 – AUGUST 12, 2022

Experience university learning and explore your academic interests from wherever you are. Choose from popular first-year subjects taught by UBC professors and instructors. Or take a self-paced university preparation course.

Go to Summer Online Courses

Get Ready to Apply to University

Your Guide to Getting into a Canadian University is designed to maximize your chances of getting into your top-choice university. Learn how to write university applications that catch the attention of admissions committees. Please note this course does not offer live virtual classes.

Courses start July 4 & 25

Fall 2022 Online

UBC Future Global Leaders | Online

Saturdays, September 24 - December 3, 2022

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

Go to Fall Online Courses

university life on campus, or learn from where you are

with outstanding UBC professors and instructors

a wide range of academic courses

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 Student

Living independently in residence was new and exciting to me. I thought it would be a great chance to live with people and make new friends from all over the world. University is not just about studying, but also getting ready to take part in society.

– Daniel, UBC Future Global Leaders Student, and UBC Undergraduate Student

About the University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada is a global centre for teaching, learning and research. The most influential global rankings consistently place UBC in the top five per cent of universities in the world. UBC has been recognized for its global impact and was recently ranked the most international university in North America.