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University of British Columbia

#45 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021
Address: 2329 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

Description University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia has excellent rankings, giving it a place in the top three most prestigious places of higher education in Canada. Structurally, the institution consists of two universities. One is located in Okanagan, the other is in Vancouver. The University of British Columbia in Vancouver has the status of a major campus. It is worth noting the internationalism of students receiving education in the walls of this university. Approximately every fifth student is a foreigner.

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Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Chemistry, Chromosome and Developmental Biology (DPhil), Community, Culture and Global Studies, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, History and Sociology (BA), Marine & Freshwater Biology (Advanced Entry) (BSc (Hons)), Psychology


List of scientific achievements UBC

  • At the university there is a farm occupying an area of ​​24 hectares. It is dedicated to field research and the cultivation of exclusively organic products.
  • Many scientific achievements can boast a laboratory in nuclear physics, located within the walls of the University of British Columbia.
  • Recently, a team of academic scientists completed the calculation of the mass of the Milky Way galaxies and the Andromeda Nebula.
  • The laboratories of the university experimentally proved the relationship between changes in fish size and changing climatic conditions.

Why students choose UBC

The area of ​​the educational institution includes the structure of the Botanical Garden and a unique Center for Plant Research. 8,000 different species of flora grow here. A whole hectare of land is set aside under the original Japanese-style garden.

The university is famous for the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Visiting it, tourists celebrate a beautiful hall, which is made in the style of futurism. We should also mention the dome weighing thirty-seven tons. This acoustic architectural work has the ability to adapt to the sound of any musical works.

UBC students can spend time in different clubs. In total, there are more than 200 such institutions corresponding to the interests of the studying youth. It is also worth noting that the university has its own base at one of the ski resorts.

Curious facts

  • The main building of the school more than once became the object of shooting the film. Here were removed such iconic tapes as "88 minutes" and "Harper Island."
  • Among the staff and graduates of the university can be counted seven Nobel Prize winners.
  • Also, teachers and students of the university were able to win a total of 64 Olympic medals.
  • Two graduates, who later became prime ministers of Canada, studied within the walls of this university.
  • The university library not only serves to replenish students' knowledge, but also serves as a museum of a famous composer of Russian origin - I. Stravinsky.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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