Peter A Allard School of Law

Accepted! Information For Your Exchange

Go Global will provide outgoing exchange students with support in advance of their exchange. All questions about the exchange process including applying to the partner university, obtaining a study permit, and safety abroad should be directed to Go Global.

Selecting Your Courses

The Allard School of Law requires law students participating in an exchange at a partner university to abide by the following requirements:

  • You must complete the equivalent of 15 UBC credits per term at your exchange university (even if you require less credits to graduate).The Go Global website contains information on calculating credit equivalency at your exchange university.It is your responsibility to ensure that you can take the correct number of credits at your exchange university to receive 15 UBC credits/term.This is especially important if you are considering attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, as the availability of Law classes in English may be limited.
  • You must enroll in Law courses while on exchange and you must ensure that the Law courses are sufficiently different than those you took at UBC or intend to take at UBC.
  • You must enroll in Law courses which the partner university’s Law students may take for credit towards their degree.You may not receive credit for Law courses which are targeted towards non-law or exchange students.
  • If you have any questions about whether you will receive credit for an exchange course, please contact Barbara Wang, the Manager, Student Experience or Kaila Mikkelsen, the Assistant Dean, Students prior to enrolling and provide her with a detailed course description or syllabus. Appointments can be directly booked online via Calendly.
  • With prior approval, you may enroll in non-law courses while on exchange, however, you will not receive UBC credit for those courses, and they do not count towards the 15 UBC credits/term you must complete while on exchange. For further clarification, you will not receive credit for language courses completed on exchange.

UBC Awards for Exchange Study

Go Global provides information to prospective exchange students on university-wide awards available to all outgoing exchange students.  Additionally, the Allard School of Law has two endowed awards available to students studying at the University of Melbourne (Allan FALCONER Memorial Melbourne Exchange Award) and at a university in China (FUKIEN Chinese Association Law Exchange Award) on exchange.  Students who attend these universities on exchange will be automatically considered for these awards on their return from study abroad.  No application is necessary.

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