University of British Columbia: Okanagan Campus

  • UBC Okanagan Campus i Kelowna

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan Campus is located in the town of Kelowna with a student population of 8100. Kelowna is situated by the Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, four hours from Vancouver by car. Okanagan Campus offers other courses than the main campus in Vancouver.

UBC Okanagan

About the agreement
Bilateral agreement, meaning that all NMBU students – both at Bachelor’s and Master’s level - can apply.

Tuition fees
Students who travel through the agreement are exempt from paying tuition fees.

Number of study places
Currently NMBU has not been awarded exchange spots for the academic year 2020/2021.

Selection of applicants
Upon applying, applicants should have achieved a minimum average grade of C. Furthermore, applicants are ranged according to their grades.

Who can apply
All applicants must have completed either 120 study points or completed a bachelor degree before the exchange takes place.

Language requirements (English)
TOEFL: a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), or
IELTS: a minimum score of 6.5.

More precise information about English requirements at UBC can be found here.

Credits equivalent to a full-time study
Bachelor’s level: 15 credits per semester.
Master’s level: 12 credits per semester.
NOTE: 15 credits per semester will involve a heavier workload.

Courses taken previously by NMBU students

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics
MATH221 Matrix Algebra
PHYS225 Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS231 Introduction to Electronics
ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH225 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHYS215 Thermodynamics
PHYS232 Modern Physics Laboratory

Semester timing
Semester 1: early September – mid December.
Semester 2: early January – end April.

UBC cannot offer a student housing guarantee. In addition, it can be very difficult to secure on-campus accommodation in the autumn semester, especially if a student only will be at UBC for one semester. 
In any case, it is recommended to see UBC’s accommodation pages.

Visa and residence permit
Norwegian citizens, for studies of under six months duration: A permit for studying in Canada should not be necessary, provided that a valid Norwegian passport is shown together with a Student Exchange Letter or Acceptance Letter.

All nationalities (including Norwegians), for studies of over six months duration: Please visit Immigration Canada’s website to obtain information on the necessary visa application.  
The Canadian Embassy in the United Kingdom processes most of the visas for non-Norwegians. According to new regulations, some nationalities will need to travel to the Canadian Embassy in the UK to submit biometric data for the processing of a student visa.

NOTE: Exchange students have to register for mandatory health insurance with UBC.

Published 9. January 2017 - 12:45 - Updated 4. March 2019 - 10:35