Pre-Graduate School Summer Program (PGSSP)


Next program date: July 2020

Registration for the 2020 program opens January 7, 2020.  Subscribe for News and Updates.

Graduate school preparation for upper-level undergraduate students

You’re close to completing or have just completed your undergraduate program. Now you have your sights set on a North American master’s program. How do you ensure you succeed in getting into the program you want – and excelling once you’re there?

Transitioning from an undergraduate to graduate program can be full of unexpected surprises. Often, the school or program a student chose isn’t what they expected. Academic expectations and cultures can be different. Sometimes, it’s a struggle just to finish.

Prepare for graduate school success in the three-week Pre-Graduate School Summer Program. Come away with strategies, insights and your own personalized plan that provides you a step-by-step roadmap to choosing, applying to and succeeding in a master’s program in Canada or the US. Enter graduate school with the confidence knowing that you have the skills and foresight you need to succeed.

Program highlights:

  • Designed for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students, and recent graduates
  • Full-time, three weeks
  • Graduate preparation courses taught by experienced senior instructors
  • Workshops led by graduate advisors, supervisors and faculty
  • Social events and conversations with current UBC graduate students
  • Live on campus or commute daily
  • Optional weekend activities in and around Vancouver

Download the 2019 Pre-Graduate School Summer Program Information flyer in English and Chinese

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Program Format
Dates and Fees
Admission Requirements
Policies and Cancellations
  • For cancellations on or before May 15, 2020, we will refund the balance of the program fees, minus the non-refundable deposit of CAD$500.
  • For cancellations received after May 15, 2020, no refunds will be issued, unless you are an international student whose study permit/visa has been denied.
  • If your study permit/temporary visitor visa (TRV) is denied, you must provide a scanned copy of the original communication from the Canadian embassy, consulate or high commission to UBC Extended Learning in order to support your claim. If this occurs, we will issue a full refund.
  • UBC Extended Learning reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrolment or other reasons. If this occurs, we will issue a full refund.