Info Sessions

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

Ask your questions in advance when you register. Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions that involve specific personal information. 

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Thursday, 9:00AM - 10:00AM  (Vancouver time)

 

 

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Tuesday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM  (Vancouver time)

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December 6, 2018

Tuesday, 3:00PM - 4:00PM  (Vancouver time)

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Improving the Strength of your application

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.

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Reaching Out Strategies: Approaching Letters of Reference Writers & Potential Supervisors

Hear from UBC faculty advisors and application evaluation committee members on best practices for reaching out to potential reference letter writers and potential supervisors.

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Compelling StatementS of Interest

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

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Q&A WITH UBC GRADUATE STUDENT AMBASSADORS 

November 1: International Students session

Thursday, November 1, 2018,10AM-11AM (Vancouver time) 

Join our first ever Facebook Live Q&A session with our UBC Graduate Student Ambassadors as they share their experiences as international students at UBC. Topics include moving to Canada, settling in, making friends, and more. 

Watch the livestream on the UBC Grad School Facebook page!

If you will be joining us from a different time zone, please use this handy time converter to see what time it will be where you are.

Please note: we will not be able to answer questions regarding specific application and admissions policies or any that involve  personal information.

Submit a question for our ambassadors in advance and sign up for a reminder:

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DECEMBER 19: GENERAL AMBASSADOR Q&A

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 academic lifestyle, finding a supervisor, making friends and more. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018,11AM-12PM (Vancouver time)

If you will be joining us from a different time zone, please use this handy time converter to see what time it will be where you are.

Please keep in mind that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application and admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.

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LIVING IN VANCOUVER and AT UBC

The UBC Vancouver campus is located in a world-class, multicultural city, frequently rated as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Find out more about what it's like to live in Vancouver by joining one of our info sessions. 

 

Living in Vancouver

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 9AM - 10AM (Vancouver time)

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.

If you will be joining us from a different time zone, please use this handy time converter to see what time it will be where you are.

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graduate students with families

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 10AM - 11:00AM (Vancouver time)

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.

If you will be joining us from a different time zone, please use this handy time converter to see what time it will be where you are.

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UBC Graduate student in-residence housing info session

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.

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Meet a UBC representative

Political Science Graduate Programs Information Session

webinar
Date: Tuesday, 06 November 2018
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
The online information session will cover information about our programs, course offerings, current faculty research, career outcomes, the admissions process, and an overview of the student experience.

Q&A with UBC Graduate Student Ambassadors - Domestic Applicants Session

webinar
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Time: 11:00 to 12:00
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, or country, settling into the academic lifestyle, finding a supervisor, making friends, and more. Please keep in mind that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application and admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.