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.
Winter 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.
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
January 29 - April 2, 2022
Offered on Saturdays 10AM - 12 Noon | 10 Weeks | $850 per course
Taught by UBC professors and instructors, these courses are a great way to explore popular subjects before you apply to university. Enjoy small virtual classes with a maximum 35 students, chat with your instructor and meet other students in the Virtual Lounge.
Introduction to Business Foundations
Get a broad introduction to business by studying core business functions.
Introduction to Engineering
Learn about the profession of engineering, and the key disciplines.
Introduction to Psychology
Explore the intricacies of the human mind, and understand how people think, act and feel.
Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy gives you tools to think carefully and critically about almost any subject.
Be Ready to Apply to University
Your Guide to Getting into a Canadian University
January 4–23, 2022 & April 19 – May 8, 2022
Login anytime | $500
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 videos, take part in interactive exercises and activities, and get to know classmates and 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.
"The virtual lounge was very helpful, and fun to see so many people I have stuff in common with!"
- Student, Future Global Leaders Online, 2021
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.
Before starting this course I had no idea what I wanted to do in university or where to go. Taking this course helped me identify courses and complete my personal statement. As I enter grade 12, I am less stressed about the application process and excited for my future.
– Student, Your Guide to Getting into a Canadian University, Summer 2020