The Faculty of Forestry attracts excellent graduate students from around the world. We are proud of this diversity and the opportunities that it provides for our students to develop a global perspective of forest management and science.
Over half of our graduate students are from countries other than Canada, making Forestry one of the most culturally-diverse graduate programs at UBC. We have been home for students from over 40 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cameroun, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA. You can read profiles of some of our international graduate students on the Forestry International website.
Most of our international students in thesis-based programs will qualify for the UBC International Partial Tuition Award, which assists international graduate students with their tuition fees.
To help graduate students from other countries successfully make the transition at UBC, we have established a “buddy system” by which incoming students are partnered with current students from the same or nearby countries.
As well, the Forestry Graduate Student Society (FGSA) hosts a series of “Global Tea Houses”, at which students talk about their home countries and the forests and forestry issues there. We also have an annual International Food Fair, at which our international students (graduate and undergraduate) cook up delicacies from their home land and offer it to students and faculty members.
Additional resources for international students can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral studies website.