Fostering innovation in the arts and social sciences

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeks to admit an exceptional group of applicants to join an outstanding learning environment that prepares students to become better citizens of the world.

As a result, experiential learning is a key part of our educational experience, ranging from hands-on research initiatives to learning opportunities outside the classroom and around the world.

We hope that you will join us at UBC.


The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers discipline-based and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degrees.



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    Top Global University

    The scholarly activities of our students and faculty help keep UBC among the world’s top universities.

  • Students at UBC Okanagan

    Close-Knit Learning Environment

    UBC’s Okanagan campus offers a connected space for learning and collaboration in a stimulating and supportive research environment.

  • Real-world Experience

    Student-led research projects that impact and change how we live are integral to UBCO academics. You just need to bring your passion and drive.

The Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is dedicated to supporting our undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of financial awards both merit-based and by an application.

Funding & awards

Learn how to apply, see what grades you need, and find application deadlines and other important dates — plus how UBC makes admission decisions.

Admission Requirements



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Financial Support

UBC provides financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries to students to help them realize their academic goals.


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Housing & Dining

Live in one of UBCO’s nine residences that make up our four housing communities.

Housing & DINING

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Indigenous Programs & Services

Indigenous Programs & Services provides community and culturally appropriate services and support to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Students. You belong here.


Students at UBC Okanagan

International Students

International Programs and Services provides advising, transition services, and programs for international students.

International Students