Pre-University Summer Program Information & Courses

UBC Future Global Leaders

Your future starts here

A big part of UBC Future Global Leaders is preparing you to succeed in university and beyond. So this summer, we're offering two new university preparation courses you can do from anywhere. Courses run July 20 to August 9.

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UBC Extended Learning made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 UBC Future Global Leaders on-campus program due to COVID-19. Our new UBC Future Global Leaders Online courses are open for registration now.

We are planning to resume our on-campus UBC Future Global Leaders program in July and August 2021. Subscribe for news and registration updates.

Experience University Life – While Still in High School!

Discover and explore your academic interests and passions at a top university, and develop skills and confidence to be a successful university student. Choose from more than 30 academic courses, and enjoy social activities with students from around the world at the spectacular UBC Vancouver campus. English language learners can improve their skills in English language courses with an academic focus.

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Program Details

UBC Future Global Leaders two-week courses include three hours of morning classes, afternoon workshops focused on university preparation and fun social activities. Students living in residence have additional opportunities to discover all that UBC has to offer and to explore Vancouver in the evening and on weekends.

Academic courses are offered in three sessions at UBC Vancouver. Students can combine courses to create a 4- or 6-week program. 

View a Sample Schedule UBC Vancouver

Live in a UBC Residence

Living on the UBC Vancouver campus in a student residence gives you a chance to live the full university experience with students from around the world. You stay in a furnished single bedroom with shared (single gender) washrooms and co-ed floor lounges. Approximately 28 students live on each floor and are organized by gender.

Monitors live on your floor. Not only do they organize activities, they are there for questions and advice. Most are current university students, and many are past UBC Future Global Leaders themselves!

A Full Calendar of Activities

We make the most of your time at UBC Future Global Leaders with workshops and optional group activities after class. For students living in residence, there are additional on-campus and off-campus activities in the evening and on the weekends. Explore the UBC campus, and all its amenities and facilities.

Questions?

Got questions? We’re here to help. Call us at +1 604 822 1444 or contact us. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

Courses

Explore your academic interests and passions

UBC Future Global Leaders academic courses are taught by UBC professors and instructors at the level of first-year university. All two-week UBC Future Global Leaders courses can be combined to make a four- or six-week program on one or both campuses. English language courses are taught by instructors from the world-renowned UBC English Language Institute.

UBC also offers a wide range of day camps for children aged 2-18 years. For more information, visit UBC Camps.

Dates & Fees

Program Dates

UBC Extended Learning has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 UBC Future Global Leaders on-campus program due to COVID-19.

Choose one two-week course from a variety of courses in each session. Courses can be combined to make a four- or six-week program.

Program Fees

Canadian Students (including landed immigrants)
Residence Option CAD$3,160 for one two-week course, including airport pick-up and drop-off services, accommodation in a UBC campus residence (single occupancy), three (3) meals per day on campus, workshops and all group-led activities. Local medical insurance is provided for Canadian residents who live outside of Canada.
Commuter Option CAD$1,660 for one two-week course.  Fees also include afternoon workshops, social activities weekdays 1 - 5 pm, and special events on Friday evenings.  Lunch is provided Monday to Friday, as well as dinners on Fridays and the first Sunday. Local medical insurance is provided for Canadian residents who live outside Canada. 
International Students
Residence Option CAD$4,250 for one two-week course, including airport pick-up and drop-off services, accommodation in a UBC campus residence (single occupancy), three (3) meals per day on campus, workshops and all group-led activities. Local medical insurance is provided for international students.
Commuter Option CAD$2,750 for one two-week course. Fees also include afternoon workshops, social activities weekdays 1 - 5 pm, and special events on Friday evenings.  Lunch is provided Monday to Friday, as well as dinners on Fridays and the first Sunday.  Local medical insurance is provided for international students.

All fees are in (CAD) Canadian dollars and subject to change.

Fees do not include airfare, travel insurance, spending money and visa or immigration documentation fees. 

Bursary opportunities for grade 11 students in British Columbia

We are not accepting bursary applications as the 2020 UBC Future Global Leaders program has been cancelled due to the risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The UBC President Bursary Program is offering approximately 20 bursaries to grade 11 students in BC attending Future Global Leaders. To be considered for a bursary, you must have an overall average of 80% or higher, and 80% or higher in grade 11 English (or equivalent), be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and meet income and other criteria. Please visit the bursary page for more information about eligibility requirements and to apply.

Admissions & Registration

Please note you must be 15- to 18-years-old on or before the session start date, and have finished grade 10 or equivalent. If you register and don't meet the age and grade requirements, we cannot issue a refund.

Admission Requirements

Before registering we recommend students be sure they meet the following requirements.

Academic Courses

  • GPA (grade point average) score of 78% or equivalent. Please include your most recent school report card or transcripts in your application.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0 or equivalent OR TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based test score of 80, or equivalent. You self-assess your English proficiency levels and are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Note about Academic courses grade point averages and equivalent IB Final Grades: A minimum IB final grade of 5 is required to attend UBC Future Global Leaders.

Percentage Grade Point Average Letter Grade IB Final Grade
78% 3.5 B 5

English Courses

  • GPA (grade point average) score of 78% or equivalent. Please include your most recent school report card or transcripts in your application.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.0 or equivalent, TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet-based test score of 60, or equivalent. You self-assess your English proficiency levels and are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.

Note about language requirements: English language requirements are recommended to ensure that you can participate and benefit fully from the curriculum. If you enrol in an academic course but unable to participate effectively in English, we will place you in an English Language course. If you would like to combine English language and academic courses, we recommend you take an English language course first.

Registration for UBC Future Global Leaders 2020 is closed.  

Step 1 Review program admission requirements above and dates and fees. Your fees are based on whether you stay in residence or commute, and if you are a Canadian or an international student.
Step 2

Select your course or courses and pay the CAD$500 non-refundable deposit, or pay in full.

Step 3

Once you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration that contains a link to additional forms in an online registration package.

Step 4

To finalize your registration, please fill in the online registration package and upload the following documents:

  • An electronic version of your most recent school report card or transcript
  • Recent digital or digitized photograph of you (from the shoulders up)
  • Consent forms signed by your parent or legal guardian (parent consent, activity consent and optional consent to use image)
  • Third party activity liability waiver (for students living in residence only)
Step 5

When you have completed and sent us the registration package, you will receive an email within two (2) business days confirming your course registration and dates, accommodation details if you’re staying in residence, balance owing (if any), a link to the airport shuttle request form and helpful information to plan your summer. Please carefully review this information.

Step 6

Final payment: The final balance will be automatically processed to the credit card used to pay the deposit, and a receipt will be sent by email. If you would prefer to pay the balance owing by some other form of payment, please contact fgl.exl@ubc.ca before the payment deadline. For information on refund policies and cancellations, please see Policies & Payments.

Questions?

Do you have questions? We’re here to help. Call us at +1 604 822 1444 or contact us. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.