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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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General 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.

Monday, February 11, 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm (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.



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. 

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.

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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.

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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

Graduate Student Ambassador Welcome Session for Newly Admitted Students

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 08:00 to 09:00
In this Ambassador session, we wish to welcome you to the UBC graduate student community. Meet current graduate students and hear about their experiences and tips as they prepared to come to UBC for grad school. There will also be time for Q&A!