The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

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The University of British Columbia has a reputation for excellence that is as spectacular as its two campuses located in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver. Established in 1908, UBC is now one of the world's top 40 universities, and a North American leader in teaching and research. Its innovative programs and faculty serve as a magnet that attracts some of the brightest students from across Canada and around the world.


The UBC Okanagan Campus in Kelowna, British Columbia, offers you the opportunity to study in a smaller, more intimate setting while still realizing the benefits of receiving a UBC degree recognized around the globe. Our new and expanding campus offers admission guarantees to a variety of programs with generous scholarship and travel incentives for those coming to the Okanagan from schools across Canada.


Situated in the heart of the spectacular Okanagan Valley, UBC Okanagan is surrounded by lush pine forests, arid desert, and mountainous alpine, making it a four season destination for hiking, biking, snow sports, and more. The campus is also within reach of Kelowna, a city of over 100,000 people, that has all the amenities, opportunities, and diversity you'd expect in a big city and small enough to feel manageable.

Areas of Expertise

UBC Okanagan offers a variety of majors, minors, and honours programs in Arts, Science, Engineering, Business (Management), Health Studies, Human Kinetics, Nursing, Social Work, Education, and Visual Arts. Crossdisciplinary thinking is highly valued at UBC Okanagan, which is why we provide a host of interdisciplinary programs and integrated multidisciplinary majors.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:700 bedsLowest: $3,293Highest: $4,892

UBC Okanagan currently houses approximately 700 students in four on-campus residences. We offer fully furnished single rooms, quad units, studios, and shared one bedroom apartments. The single rooms include a meal plan and all units have Internet access.

Off Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Other:100 bedsLowest: $4,118Highest: $4,118

Built in 2005, Spring Valley West is an off-campus apartment building located just a ten minute drive away from campus. Spring Valley West consists of spacious, fully self contained two and three bedroom air conditioned apartments. A wide variety of shops and services are within quick walking distance, as well as a direct express bus route to campus.

Modified on July 10, 2020