Bank Account

Setting up an account

If you have not already done so, setting up a bank account can help you manage your finances. You should carefully research which bank offers the best account for you as bank fees vary. Some banks might have special student accounts. You should pick a bank with opening hours that work for you and have branches and ATMs in close proximity as additional fees will apply for withdrawals from other banks.

International students

As an international student, it may be easier to have a Canadian bank account as you might otherwise occur high fees for international transactions. For more information about setting up a bank account visit the UBC international student web site.

Accessing money on campus

The following banks are located on or near campus:


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