UBC Future Global Leaders

7 Future Global Leaders students sitting on the grassfield

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 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 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.


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 grade 11 British Columbia students in need who meet eligibility criteria.

Summer 2024 On-Campus

UBC Future Global Leaders | On-Campus

JULY 1–12, 2024

JULY 15–26, 2024

JULY 29 – AUGUST 9, 2024

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.


Summer 2024 Online

UBC Future Global Leaders | Online

JULY 1–19, 2024

JULY 22 – AUGUST 9, 2024

Experience university learning and explore your academic interests from wherever you are. Choose from popular first-year subjects in business, engineering, computer science and the arts. Learn with UBC professors and affiliated instructors in small, virtual classes.

Go to Summer Online Courses

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.


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

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