• UBC Campus

    Conditional Admission

    If you have strong academics but don't meet the UBC English language requirement, you may be eligible for conditional admission to UBC Vancouver.

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  • English for the Global Citizen

    English for the Global Citizen

    Improve your English conversation skills & experience how UBC's leading the way in applying principles of sustainability, global citizenship & civil society.

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  • ELI Campus Building

    EAP/IEP: 8-week Option

    The 8-week option allows for more flexibility in start dates. The 8-week term students will have access to the same courses as the 16-week students.

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  • ELI Ambassadors

    ELI Ambassadors

    Meet some of our ELI Alumni from all over the world! You can read about their experience at the ELI. See if you can find an ambassador from your country!

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Located close to downtown Vancouver, The University of British Columbia is one of the largest and most highly rated universities in Canada and the world. The UBC Continuing Studies English Language Institute (ELI) has welcomed thousands of students to its ESL programs since it first opened in 1969. Study English with experienced ESL teachers with graduate degrees and specialized training in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

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Complete one year of intensive English preparation combined with academic coursework then transition into the second year of your chosen degree program with the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree within four years.

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