Established in 1908, the University of British Columbia is an open research university. Based on the founder of the university, Henry Marshall Tory, a medal of his name was brought into existence in 1941. Recently, the university is recognized as the most international university in North America. It has a motto that says, “It is Yours”. This motto was declared in 1915 and commits to support innovation of ideas, discovery, and learning. The motive is to encourage the students and create new concepts that bring remarkable changes in the world. By the 20th century, the university began to offer a degree in the field of nursing, agriculture, and engineering. Also, it introduced the American model of specialization and a research thesis.

Located in Point Grey, the university comprises of two campuses, one in Vancouver and the other in Okanagan. The main campus is in Vancouver and is spread across 400 acres of land. The campus is covered with greenery all over. It houses some popular centers like the Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability, UBC Welcome Centre and UBC Centre for Plant Research. Few of the departments that are found at the campus include Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Science. Okanagan Campus is known to be home to the center of research and learning. Both campuses organize many cultural activities and events.

The university offers undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate degree programs, joint academic programs, exchange programs, and distance education programs. A wide list of subjects incorporates under these programs that give students the opportunity to choose among the various subjects according to their area of interest. The list includes Applied Science, Architecture, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Philosophy, Anthropology and Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity. Moreover, the students are guided under expert professionals that provide basic knowledge and practical experience. Also, the students are given a chance to understand the curriculum of different universities and learn many other things under the student exchange program. In addition, the university is visited by experienced faculty that takes the students to the work field for exposure.

UBC has a notable list of alumni that includes Justin Trudeau (Current Prime of Canada), Kim Campbell (19th Prime Minister and the 1st to serve in office), William Gibson (significant figure in Cyberpunk movement), Bjarni Tryggvason (Astronaut), David Suzuki (Broadcaster and Environmentalist), Monica Lam (Founder of Moka5) and Evangeline Lily (Actress). 

University at a glance

% International Students24.9 %
Total International Students17,225
Size of Campus in acres400
Male/Female Ratio1 : 1.25
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 1.56
Endowments ValueCAD 1 billion
No.of Campuses2
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 8.2 Lakh
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CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(1 Course)16 MonthsINR 30.9L
MS(7 Courses)10 – 36 MonthsINR 5.2L – 33.4L
BSc(1 Course)4 YearsINR 15.2L
MIM(5 Courses)1 – 2 YearsINR 5.2L – 32.2L
MEng(5 Courses)1 – 2 YearsINR 12.2L – 31.4L
BBA(5 Courses)4 YearsINR 29.6L
MA(1 Course)2 YearsINR 5.2L
MArch(1 Course)3 YearsINR 25.2L
BE/Btech(14 Courses)1.7 – 5 YearsINR 23.5L – 29.6L
MASc(9 Courses)1.3 – 2 YearsINR 5.2L
Other Courses(10 Courses)1 – 7 YearsINR 3.5L – 29.6L

Entry Criteria

MBA(1 Course)GMAT: 550 & AboveGRE: 310 & AboveIELTS: 7 & Above
MS(7 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 90-100PTE: 65 & Above
BSc(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
MIM(5 Courses)GRE: 310 & AboveIELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 100 & Above
MEng(5 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 90-100PTE: 59-65
BBA(5 Courses)SAT: AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & Above
MA(1 Course)IELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 100 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
MArch(1 Course)IELTS: 7 & AboveTOEFL: 100 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
BE/Btech(14 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AboveTOEFL: 90 & AbovePTE: 65 & Above
MASc(9 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7TOEFL: 90-100PTE: 65 & Above
Other Courses(10 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7.5TOEFL: 80-107PTE: 59-70

On campus accommodation



  • University provides on-campus housing facility on its both campus i.e. Vancouver and Okanagan
  • University has 14 residence halls and apartment at it’s Vancouver campus
  • All the hall are just walking distance from the most of the buildings of the university
  • University also provide on-campus dining facility to all students

Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

  • Average rent ranges from CAD 650 to CAD 850 for shared rooms
  • Accommodation includes apartment and homestays
  • Major Amenities includes Wifi, laundry services, electricity etc
  • Both furnished and unfurnished apartments are available
  • Lease of 6 months is required for few apartments

Know more about Studying in Canada

Studying Canada Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostBE/Btech INR 18.3 L|MS INR 9.5 L|BBA INR 13 L|BSc INR 12.3 L|MEng INR 13.7 L|MIM INR 16.1 L|MBA INR 23.6 L|MASc INR 12.4 L|MA INR 8.1 L|BHM INR 12.5 L|MEM INR 11.7 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.3 L (based on 104 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 85|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GRE: 308|GMAT: 560
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