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Internationalization at UBC Okanagan

The UBC Okanagan International Office is positioned within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic to provide strategic direction and support for UBC’s academic international activities. We advise faculty on partnership development and serve as a central unit for coordinating the campus’ international strategy and academic initiatives and activities. The Okanagan International Office works closely with UBC Okanagan Faculties and units and collaboratively with the Vice-Provost, International Office located on the Vancouver campus.

Facts and Figures

UBC Okanagan is growing our international presence and welcoming more international students each year. See the facts and figures that highlight UBC Okanagan’s continued international success.


International Students

22 %

Percent International Students


Countries Represented in our Community

Top 10 countries or territories of international student citizenship

Bar graph depicting Top 10 countries or territories of international student citizenship. China - 21%; India - 21%; Iran - 5%; USA - 5%; Bangladesh - 3%; Hong Kong - 3%; Japan - 2%; Indonesia - 2%; Brazil - 2%; Vietnam - 2%

International % of overall student headcount

Pie graphs showing the percentage of international % of overall student headcount over the years. 2005 - 2%; 2018 - 18%; 2019 - 20%; 2020 - 21%; 2021 - 22%

Degrees conferred by calendar year

Bar graph showing how many undergraduate and graduate degrees are conferred to interntional students each year. 2017: Undergrad - 132 Grad - 59; 2018: Undergrad - 109 Grad - 64; 2019: Undergrad - 161 Grad - 95; 2020: Undergrad - 182 Grad - 82; 2021: Undergrad - 256 Grad - 115

Download the annual international fact sheets

International Strategy

Read more about the strategy behind UBC Okanagan’s international engagement.

International Portfolios

Learn more about the units involved in advancing UBC’s international priorities.

Contact Us

Get started on your next international project with help from the UBC Okanagan international office.

UBC Statements on International Affairs

A message of sympathy and support to the UBC community about the earthquake tragedy in Turkiye and Syria

February 9, 2023

We at UBC are watching with sadness in the aftermath of the earthquake in Turkiye and Syria. Our hearts go out to the families and their loved ones, and to the rescue teams. We acknowledge that this is a challenging and emotional time for many in our UBC community, especially those with ties to Turkiye and Syria. . . .

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Past statements