GradProspect, July 2023

Welcome to the July issue of GradProspect, the newsletter for prospective students on UBC’s graduate programs. This month we share key resources and advice to help you reach your potential.

We also hear from our Ambassadors on why they chose UBC, get faculty advice on funding for research focused programs, invite you to our upcoming applicant advice sessions and much more!

Learn about grad school at UBC and how to apply

Many UBC graduate programs will be opening their applications in the weeks ahead for a September 2024 start. The decision on where to study and which program to apply to is a big one. To support you we have lots of accessible resources and advice to help you explore your options, strengthen your appication and reach your potential.

Upcoming applicant advice sessions

Connect with us online at one of our upcoming sessions taking place on Instagram, LinkedIn and Zoom. 

Applying to grad school at UBC

July 18 at 10 AM (LinkedIn and Zoom)
In this session, we’ll break down the graduate school application at UBC. Explain the process, key application elements and provide some tips on strengthening your application. Plus we'll answer your questions.

AMA — References for your grad school application

July 28 at 10 AM (Instagram)
References are a key component in the graduate school application process. In this AMA session, we answer your questions as well as cover topics such as, who make the best referees, how to reach out and what grad programs look for in references.

Faculty advice — Funding for research focused programs 

This month we sit down with Dr. Julian Dierkes who is Senior Associate Dean in UBC's Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to hear about how funding works for research focused programs at UBC.

Dr. Dierkes covers a number of topics such as: Why universities/governments offer funding to graduate students; types of funding support available to Master's and PhD students who are conducting research; and UBC's Minimum Funding Guarantee for PhD students.


Read more about funding opportunities on our Scholarships, Awards and Funding section.

Ask an ambassador — Why did you choose UBC?

Deciding on where to study at the graduate level is a big decision. This month we hear why some of our Graduate Student Ambassadors chose UBC.

Learn more about making the move to UBC and what it's like to live in Vancouver on our Life in Vancouver page.


Faculty and students at UBC Farm, which is a teaching and research centre and home to UBC's Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.
Photo credit: Jamil Rhajiak / UBC Brand & Marketing

Latest graduate community news

This month we learn about a unique collaboration between UBC, Musqueam and Syilx to create a new typeface. We hear from UBC Professor Douglas Scott on UBC’s involvement in the Euclid satellite which launched on July 1. Plus we celebrate UBC’s jump to 34th in the QS World University Rankings. Read more

Research projects, programs, and supervisors recruiting students 

Visit our research projects page to review open research projects and faculty recruiting students. Below is a selection of projects and programs actively recruiting. 


Sunset over UBC's Allard School of Law
Photo credit: Hover Collective / UBC Brand & Marketing