The University of British Columbia has established UBC Vantage College on its Vancouver campus to offer programs that broaden the capacity of the University to attract outstanding international students.
The College offers a first year program for international students from a wide variety of international school systems, and with different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, to have the opportunity to transition into UBC degree programs upon successful completion.
The program has been designed for international secondary school students who demonstrate a strong potential to succeed in university, but who may benefit from smaller class sizes and additional academic, language, and social supports. Students will form a cohort within the program ranging in length from 12 to 16 months (depending upon the applicant’s proficiency in the English language and level of academic preparation) that includes academic language preparation, additional academic support, and the completion of first-year coursework.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will have completed a minimum of 24 credits of first-year coursework applicable to a degree program and may apply for admission into the second year of study towards a UBC bachelor degree (specifically, a Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degree in 2015-16 with further degree options being offered in subsequent years).
The first intake of students will be August 2014.
1855 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
UBC Vantage College website (www.vantagecollege.ubc.ca)