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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - [UBC], VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1908Established Year
  55887Enrollment

Bachelor of Arts [B.A] (International Relations)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours, co op & on campus

$ 29,680 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Arts(B.A) in International Relations is a 4-year program at the University of British Columbia(UBC).
  • Co-op education is a mandatory part of the program, so the student will graduate with relevant work experience.
  • This is an Honors program in which extra subjects are taught to bring the students to the industry level.
  • The coursework will span myriad subjects, from geography, anthropology, and Asian studies, to political science, sociology, and food, nutrition, and health.
  • The students will complete prerequisites during their first two years of study and apply for admission to the program at the end of the second year.
  • The student can select a Major or Minor in International Relations. Honors programs are available through the departments of Political Science or History.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 18:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Some of the program graduates:
    • Civil society fellow, Aga Khan Foundation Canada
    • Global development manager, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Impact and learning team leader, Save the Children UK
    • Recruiting lead, Facebook
    • Director of bilateral relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 70,646 USD.
  • The jobs to follow after graduation are:
    • Diplomat
    • Intelligence Specialist
    • Political Analyst
    • Lobbyist
    • Communication Specialist in a non-profit.., etc.


Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 118,720 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttp://you.ubc.ca/ubc_programs/international-relations-vancouver/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school.
  • No specific courses in arts required beyond those needed for general admission.
  • Consider taking the Language Arts, Mathematics and Computation, Second Languages, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts courses in the junior year and senior year Language Arts.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school.
  • No specific courses in arts required beyond those needed for general admission.
  • Consider taking the Language Arts, Mathematics and Computation, Second Languages, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts courses in the junior year and senior year Language Arts.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The certificate provided by the education board after completion of the Higher secondary education.
  • Statement of marks - The marks statement provided by the education board.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of your experience and skills.
  • IELTS/TOEFL Scores should be submitted(International Students)


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

6.0 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

90 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

65 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$29680$29680$29680$29680

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 8,100

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2019

Ranked #21/ 400

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Philip L. Brocking Award Variable Yes 30 Apr, 2020
UBC Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC Outstanding International Student Award Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
UBC Vantage One Excellence Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow Award Variable Yes 01 Dec, 2020
UBC International Major Entrance Scholarships Variable Yes 15 Jan, 2021
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is required to study in Canada. 
  • The cost of the Student visa is 112 USD.
  • A Student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • In Work-study students can work for 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and full-time during scheduled breaks.
  • If their program does not have scheduled breaks, the students will be limited to working 20 hours per week. 
  • An immigration officer may apply conditions on the type of work students may perform.
  • For example, they must pass an immigration medical examination before they begin work in health care, child care, or primary or secondary education.

Career and Placement after Course

  • The average salary of the graduate after getting placed is 70,646 USD.
  • The jobs to follow after graduation are:
    • Diplomat
    • Intelligence Specialist
    • Political Analyst
    • Lobbyist
    • Communication Specialist in a non-profit.., etc.



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