Vantage One | Your starting point
UBC’s Vantage One programs are specially-designed pathways for academically outstanding international students, who do not yet meet the English language admission requirements for direct Faculty entry in UBC. Taught by award-winning UBC faculty members, these unique 11-month programs add English language instruction to your first-year degree courses to prepare you for success in your bachelor's degree. Upon successful completion of your Vantage One program, you will progress into the second year of your UBC undergraduate degree, be it in Arts, Engineering or Science. The application deadline is on January 15th, 2020 for students wanting to begin their studies for September of 2020.
Your UBC Campus
Vantage College extends across two UBC campuses — UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver.
Depending on your program, you can complete your degree at one of our two campuses. Click below to explore our campuses.
First year of a UBC degree
The Vantage One programs are the first year of your UBC undergraduate degree, after which students progress into second year of their university studies. The program offers four streams of study; Arts, Engineering, Management and Science.
Vantage College is located within UBC's new Orchard Commons complex, characterized by stunning architecture, magnificent views, popular dining amenities, innovative classrooms and study facilities, as well as the newest residence spaces for students.
Strong support network
With over 50 highly-trained faculty and staff at Vantage One, students are surrounded by a strong support network to enhance their academic performance, English language development, and overall preparedness for continuing studies at UBC.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
- VANTAGE ONE EXCELLENCE AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE | December 1, 2019
- VANTAGE ONE APPLICATION DEADLINE | January 15, 2020
- OFFERS OF ADMISSION SENT | February-May, 2020
- OFFER ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE | May 1, 2020
- HOUSING APPLICATION DEADLINE | May 1, 2020
- JUMP START ORIENTATION PROGRAM COMMENCES | late August 2020