UBC Future Global Leaders Winter Online

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Explore Your Interests From Home

No matter where you live, 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 affiliated instructors in small virtual classes – without the exams! Enjoy an interactive experience and make friends from around the world.

Winter 2023 Online at a Glance

Courses and Terms

Choose from five academic courses. Each course features 10 live virtual classes offered on Saturdays starting January 2023.

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.

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.

Certificate of Participation

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

Easy Registration

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

Bursaries

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

Try a University Subject

Saturday, January 28 to Saturday, April 1, 2023

Offered on Saturdays 10am–12pm (Pacific Time) | 10 Weeks | $850 per course

Taught by UBC professors and affiliated instructors, these online courses are a great way to explore popular academic 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 Machine Learning

Get an introduction to the fast-growing field of machine learning, and learn the basics of programming with Python.

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Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Topics

Explore healthcare topics including the experience of illness, genetics, cancer, addiction, ethics, mental health and the law.

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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 Student Ambassadors, the Virtual Student Lounge is the place to chat and make friends with other Future Global Leaders students.

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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