UBC campus landscape

The University of British Columbia

LSE offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a full academic year at The University of British Columbia 


The University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, was founded in 1908, guided by a commitment to educational excellence and innovation. With a breathtaking natural setting combined UBC offers exchange students from around the world an unforgettable study-abroad experience.


UBC offers various on-campus residences with apartment and townhouse style accommodation available. The estimated costs for on campus student housing ranges between $3600 – 6300 CAD per term. Estimated costs for private or off campus housing options range between $1100 plus per month for shared housing and £2200 + per month for private housing.

Detailed information about UBC's accommodation choices can be found on the UBC housing website.

Living Costs

The estimated cost of living is approximately $6900 to $145000 per month. It’s important to note that actual costs may vary depending on factors such as your chosen residence and lifestyle.

For more detailed information on budgeting, visit The University of British Columbia official budgeting webpage .

Travel, Health Insurance, and Visas


GO LSE students attending UBC are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the university. Eligible students may explore grant options to help cover travel expenses through Student Finance in their respective regions.

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have basic and extended health insurance for the duration of their studies at UBC, as health care in Canada can cost thousands of dollars per day if you do not have valid health insurance. For more information please visit the University of British Columbia health insurance for international students webpage .


Most international students at UBC will need to apply for a study permit or a relevant visa to study in Canada. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have the appropriate visa for their academic pursuits. For more information please visit the University of British Columbia study permit web page.