UBC Future Global Leaders On-Campus Courses and Registration

Your Future Starts Here

UBC Future Global Leaders is opportunity for you to try out not-for-credit academic and emerging technology courses at a top university. All courses are taught at a first-year level by UBC professors and affiliated instructors – without the exams. Each 2-week program includes classes, workshops and fun social activities. Commute daily, or live at the UBC Vancouver campus.

Registration Tips


Before registering, check your eligibility.


To register for Future Global Leaders, choose one course in your preferred session. Choose a course in another session(s) to create a 4 or 6-week program.


Register early for best date and course selection!

UBC Future Global Leaders Courses 2023

Session 1: July 3–14, 2023

UBC Vancouver Campus – Academic Courses
9am–12pm, Monday to Friday
Course Status
Business and Economics
Introduction to Business Foundations full
Health and Life Sciences
Cell and Molecular Biology in Medicine FULL
Forensic Anthropology: Identifying the Dead full
Introduction to Psychology limited seats
History, Law and Politics
Introduction to the Global Political Economy limited seats
Media and Fine Arts
Global Journalism and Media Literacy View & Register
People, Culture and Society
Ancient Greece: A Key to the Modern World View & Register
Crime and Society: Contemporary Topics limited seats

Session 2: July 17–28, 2023

UBC Vancouver Campus – Academic Courses
9am–12pm, Monday to Friday
Course Status
Business and Economics
Business and Social Impact limited seats
Introduction to Development Economics Limited Seats
Engineering and Technology
Introduction to Engineering limited seats
Foundations and Frontiers of Biological Science FULL
Health and Life Sciences
Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Topics Limited Seats
History, Law and Politics
Global Democracies: Past, Present and Future View & Register
People, Culture and Society
Relationship Science: Understanding Close Relationships Limited Seats
The Social Science of Creativity View & Register

Session 3: July 31 – August 11, 2023

UBC Vancouver Campus – Emerging Technology Courses
9am–12pm, Monday to Friday
Course Status
Artificial Intelligence and Society: The Impact of Machine Learning Systems full
Digital Media Entrepreneurship limited seats
Introduction to Engineering limited seats
Introduction to Regenerative Medicine full
Centre for Digital Media – Emerging Technology Bootcamps *
9am–3pm, Monday to Friday
Course Status
Centre for Digital Media Game Design Bootcamp Limited Seats
Centre for Digital Media 3D Asset Creation Bootcamp View & Register

If you choose the residence option, please note you should arrange to arrive the day before the start of your program, and leave the day after your program ends.

* Centre for Digital Media (CDM) bootcamps take place at the CDM campus in Vancouver. If you're staying in a UBC residence, you'll take a bus each morning to CDM. On your first day of class, a student monitor will make sure all CDM students get to and from UBC Vancouver safely and easily.

Registration Dates & Deadlines

Registration Opens

February 1, 2023

Residence Option Registration Deadline

Session 1:  June 2, 2023
Session 2: FULL
Session 3: June 30, 2023

Commuter Option Registration Deadline

Session 1: June 19, 2023
Session 2: July 3, 2023
Session 3, July 17, 2023

Bursaries for British Columbia Grade 11 Students

The UBC President Bursary program was set up to support grade 11 British Columbia high school students who can demonstrate financial need and who meet UBC Future Global Leaders eligibility requirements.

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