UBC Future Global Leaders Fall Online

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Explore Your Interests From Home

No matter where you are in Canada – or around the world – you can get a head start on your future with UBC Future Global Leaders Online. Try out popular university subjects taught by UBC professors and instructors in small virtual classes. Or take a preparation course and be ready when university applications open. Enjoy an interactive experience and make friends from around the world.

Fall 2022 Online at a Glance

Courses and Terms

Academic courses feature 10 live virtual classes offered on Saturdays. Our university preparation course is self-paced, and you can login anytime.

For High School Students

Recommended for high school students ages 15–18 who have completed grade 10 or equivalent. In some circumstances we can accept 14-year-old students.


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.

Certificate of Participation

Receive a certificate of participation when you successfully finish your course.

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.

Try a University Subject

Saturday, September 24 to Saturday, December 3, 2022 (no class October 8)

Offered on Saturdays 10am–12pm | 10 Weeks | $850 per course

Taught by UBC professors and affiliated instructors, these online courses are a great way to explore popular subjects before you apply to university. Enjoy small virtual classes with a maximum 35 students, and chat with your instructor. Meet other students in the Virtual Lounge. Get a taste of university learning – without the exams!

Introduction to Business Foundations

Get a broad introduction to business by studying core business functions.

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Introduction to Engineering

Learn about the profession of engineering, and the key disciplines.

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Introduction to Psychology

Explore the intricacies of the human mind, and understand how people think, act and feel.

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Introduction to Python for Machine Learning

Learn the basics of programming! No experience required. Get the skills to handle real-life datasets with beginner-friendly Python.

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Crime and Society: Contemporary Topics

Examine crime from the point of view of anthropology and sociology.

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Experience Learning in a Virtual Classroom

At UBC, we offer a virtual classroom experience with easy-to-use technologies like Canvas and Zoom. You’ll watch live video lectures, take part in interactive exercises and activities, and get to know classmates and your instructor in small breakout rooms.

Virtual Student Lounge

Hosted by our Online Student Ambassadors, the Virtual Student Lounge is the place to chat and make friends with other Future Global Leaders students outside of class.

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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I am really enjoying the online classes and meeting people from around the world, which is a different and unique experience.

– Keala, Student, Introduction to Business Foundations

The Introduction to Engineering live sessions are very interactive and almost feel as if it were in-person. Our instructor explains concepts in a very understandable manner. I am happy that I am a part of FGL-Introduction to Engineering!

– Kimathra, Student, Introduction to Engineering

These sessions have helped me gain an immense amount of knowledge regarding [psychology]. Our instructor has been great in his explanation of the subject. He has made me understand the basic concepts of psychology in the most effortless manner.

– Aishwarya, Student, Introduction to Psychology

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