Student mobility is a key method that connects UBC with China and deepens the mutual understanding among the youth of Canada and China. When the first Chinese student registered for courses at UBC in 1905, it initiated a century-long bilateral exchange based on the people-to-people connection. Today, students from China are the largest international student body at UBC. Meanwhile, the number of UBC students going to China grows steadily.

UBC provides several ways for the young generation from both countries to interact, exchange and learn from each other.

Degree Programs

Students from China can apply to UBC’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about pursuing a degree at UBC.

For UBC students, an opportunity to obtain a fully sponsored Master’s degree in Chinese Studies at Yenching Academy is there for you thanks to UBC’s partnership with Peking University. Learn more about application requirements and procedures.

Joint Degree Programs

UBC has developed the following joint degree programs with its Chinese partner universities, which allow for students from these universities to obtain a UBC degree by studying partially at their home universities and partially at UBC.

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Exchange Programs

UBC provides its students with some of the best opportunities to experience China. Student from China can also study at UBC for a short period of time as visiting student. Exchange programs are managed by Go Global at UBC. Learn more about Go Global.

Vancouver Summer Program (VSP)

UBC welcomes university students from China every summer to the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP). Participants take UBC courses and live on campus to experience life at UBC. Over 80 universities from mainland China have participated and sent the students for the VSP. Learn more about VSP.