Pillar 5: Extended bridging programs

pillar-five-thumbBridging helps UBC attract exceptional students from diverse communities—and then helps those students flourish once they’re here.

In addition to current programs, UBC is investing in Prior Learning Assessment tools to target non-traditional and international students; expanding UBC’s summer programs; and inviting younger students to access UBC courses.

Bridging at UBC

Aboriginal Access Studies helps recent high school graduates and mature students who may not meet the usual admissions requirements to study at UBC Okanagan for up to three terms. Students who successfully complete the program can then apply for a degree program.

Vantage offers a first-year program for international students who are academically qualified for UBC but don’t yet meet the English language requirements. After completing a year of coursework along with intensive English preparation, students proceed to second year in the UBC degree program of their choice.

Academically qualified students who do not yet meet UBC’s English language requirements are eligible for the Conditional Admission Program, which offers English language preparation leading to admission into an undergraduate degree program.

Jump Start provides international students with an orientation to UBC and continued support throughout their first year.

Experience University Life at UBC is a two- to six-week summer intensive for high school students at the Vancouver campus.

The Vancouver Summer Program offers undergraduate students from partner universities around the world the opportunity to study for four weeks at UBC. Students choose from 34 programs offered through 12 faculties at the Vancouver campus.

Read more about Pillar 5 in the Strategic Plan >