Improving your graduate application

Are you considering UBC for graduate school? Learn about admissions and academic requirements, and explore our graduate degree programs. Hear from graduate advisors and admissions experts on what it takes to get into UBC grad school. Register for an info session on specific topics or join one of our virtual office hours for a general Q&A session.

virtual office hours

 

Join us for a short presentation on the application and admissions process, academic requirements, and general overview of graduate studies at UBC, followed by Q&A with Grad Studies staff and graduate student ambassadors. Ask questions in advance when you register.  Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions that involve specific personal information.

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Vancouver time)

This session is online, please use this handy time converter to see what time it will be where you are.

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Friday, November 1, 2019, 11am - 12:00pm (Vancouver time)

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GREat grad school applications

 

Learn about the application process, and general academic and admissions requirements. Develop a timeline for meeting deadlines, scheduling language tests, getting your documents ready, and reaching out to letter writers and supervisors. As well, join us on a virtual tour of the UBC Grad Studies website to point out important resources.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Vancouver time)

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Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Vancouver time)

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compelling statements of interest

 

What makes a great statement of interest? A presentation based on tips from faculty advisors on what sets one Statement of Interest apart from another.

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am (Vancouver time)

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Vancouver time)

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reaching out strategies: approaching letter writers and potential supervisors

 

Presentation based on best practices offered by UBC faculty advisors and application evaluation committee members for reaching out to potential reference letter writers and potential supervisors.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Vancouver time)

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Friday, November 29, 2019, 9:00am - 10:00am (Vancouver time)

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LIFE AS A UBC GRADUATE STUDENT 

Wondering what life is like here in Vancouver, at UBC, and as a UBC grad student? The UBC Vancouver campus is located in a world-class, multicultural city, frequently rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. We have a variety of info sessions where you can connect with current graduate students to see if UBC is a good fit for you.

Q&A with UBC GRADUATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Chat with current graduate students during this online session about their experiences being graduate students at UBC. Topics include accommodation, moving to a new city/ province/country, settling into an academic lifestyle, finding a supervisor, making friends, and more. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to provide answers to specific application and admission questions or any that involve specific personal information.

 

Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:30am - 9:30am (Vancouver time)

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Living in Vancouver

If you're considering graduate school here at UBC and want to know more about what it's like to live in Vancouver, join us for this online info session. Topics include housing options, the neighbourhoods, getting around town, and campus and city attractions.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Vancouver time)

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Graduate students with families

If you have a partner and/or a family and are considering graduate school at UBC, join us for this online info session. Topics include family resources, general information on child care, registering for school, looking for a place to live, and fun and affordable activities for kids of all ages.

Tuesday, November 5, 10:00am - 11:00am (Vancouver time)

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Graduate Student In-Residence housing

It's not too early to explore your options for accommodation, particularly if you are hoping to live on campus, in residence at UBC. About 1300 graduate students live in residence at UBC. Learn about the UBC student residences available for graduate students, the application process, waitlist logistics, and more in this 1-hour webinar presented by UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services.
*This session is offered twice. Please choose the date and time that suits your schedule best.

Thursday, October 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Vancouver time)

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Friday, October 4, 9:30am - 10:30am (Vancouver time)

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Meet a UBC representative

Expo CEEAD 2019

Hotel Fiesta Americana Minerva Guadalajara, Calle Aurelio Aceves No. 225, Vallarta Poniente, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
Time: 15:00 to 20:00
Expo CEEAD is a postgraduate fair for Law programs in Mexico and abroad, and its financing and scholarship opportunities. Our goal is to awaken interest in law students and legal professionals for quality postgraduate programs, to expand the scope of options available for consideration, and to provide relevant information leading to better decision making.

Political Science Graduate Programs Online Info Session 2019

Webinar
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Are you thinking of a graduate degree in Political Science? The Department of Political Science is hosting an information session for prospective students who are interested in entering our graduate cohort for September 2020. The online information session will cover information about our programs, course offerings, current faculty research, career outcomes, and admissions process. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. The following program faculty and staff will be in attendance: Faculty members Dr. Alan Jacobs and Dr. Katia Coleman, and Grad Program Coordinator Christopher Fernandez.

SACP Admissions Information Session

Scarfe Building, Room #278
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Time: 16:30 to 17:30
Information Session Admissions to the School and Applied Child Psychology Programs Topics Discussed: • Differences in M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. at UBC will be discussed • Career options • Admissions process for UBC program Held by Dr. Laurie Ford, Ph.D.; SACP PhD Program Director of Training and Admissions Coordinator

UBC iSchool Information Session

470 - 1961 E Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T1Z1 Canada
Date: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Time: 17:30 to 18:30
This session will cover information about our programs, course options, and career pathways, career outcomes, admissions process, experiential learning opportunities and an overview of the student experience. Kevin Day, iSchool Educational Services Coordinator will be presenting.

Online Info Session on Graduate Programs in French and Hispanic Studies

webinar
Date: Thursday, 07 November 2019
Time: 12:30 to 13:30
Interested in a graduate degree in French or Hispanic Studies? The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies is holding an online information session for prospective students. This information session will provide information about our programs, course offerings, faculty research, career outcomes, financial aid, and admission process. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. Faculty members, the Graduate Advisor, and graduate students will be present.

UBC Information Session in Halifax

Halifax Central Library, BMO Community Room, 5440 Spring Garden Road
Date: Saturday, 09 November 2019
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Meet UBC representatives in Halifax to chat about program options, application process and requirements, what UBC has to offer, and much more.

SACP Admissions Information Session

Scarfe Building, Room #278
Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Time: 16:30 to 17:30
Information Session Admissions to the School and Applied Child Psychology Programs Topics Discussed: • Differences in M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. at UBC will be discussed • Career options • Admissions process for UBC program Held by Dr. Laurie Ford, Ph.D.; SACP PhD Program Director of Training and Admissions Coordinator

Master of Physical Therapy Info Session

UBC Centre for Brain Health, CBH 101
Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Have you ever thought about a career in physical therapy? Come join us to learn more about UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy program and how you go about pursuing a career in physical therapy. The information session will be followed by a Q&A. Please RSVP as space is limited. The program's Admissions Manager, Associate Head, and an MPT student will be in attendance.