There is a lot of useful information on Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website, check out the The Grad Guide

If you are an international student, check out the International Student Guide

Graduate School and Career Success

PhD and Masters timeline handout for the afternoon session on September 1, 2016.

Library Resources

Visit the Library’s Graduate Student Page for their 2016 Graduate Student Guide, hours, information on the Research Commons, and more.


The UBCcard is your official student identification card. It grants you access to various UBC Housing buildings, as well as study rooms and classrooms. You can use it to make purchases at the UBC Bookstore and Food Services’ dining locations. It also acts as your library card. If you use the Compass Card for transit, you are required to have the UBCcard on you when commuting. To obtain your UBCcard you MUST apply on-line after July 15th at  You can pick up your card at the UBC Access Desk in the UBC Bookstore, or, or if you will be living at a UBC campus residence, you have the option to pick up the card upon your check-in. For details:

Pre-Arrival Webinar Handout

2016 links and resources for Banking and Cell Phones plus Neighborhoods, Accommodation, and Life in Vancouver.

 2016 Pre-Arrival Webinar: Life in Vancouver

If you wish to listen to the recorded webinar, email

2016 Pre-Arrival Webinar: Banking and Cell Phones

If you wish to listen to the recorded webinar, email

2015 Navigating UBC’s Funding Landscape

2015 Campus Resources