See the world and become a globally competitive engineer by studying abroad.

There are a variety of studying abroad opportunities offered through the UBC Go Global office (compare all opportunities here). The Coordinated International Experience program (CIE) is one of them available to the students of the Faculty of Applied Science.

Students participating in the CIE program may spend a semester at a CIE partner institution in Asia, Australia or Europe. A list of undergraduate engineering and environmental design courses offered at CIE partners have been pre-approved for academic credit equivalency.

You’ll study full time for a semester at an internationally acclaimed partner institution – receiving credit for your UBC Applied Science degree while expanding your horizons.

Applications for exchange in 2020/2021 are now open.

UBC Engineering Co-op CIE

In addition to experiencing the personal transformation that comes from living and studying abroad, being part of CIE allows you to:

  • participate in specialized courses available exclusively at the international host institution;
  • access new skills, technical expertise and specialized equipment;
  • build your network of international peers, potential employers and professors engaged in your area of interest;
  • expand your résumé with a unique international experience; and
  • receive up to $2,000 to fund your exchange by meeting basic requirements

How to apply

Find out if you’re eligible and learn how to apply

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Eligible courses

See courses you can take based on your program of study and where you want to go.

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Find answers to your questions here.

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Partner Institutions

We partner with leading universities from around the world. Find out where you can study.

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Contact us to:

  • learn about CIE partner schools
  • get help with your application
  • ask questions about how CIE can be integrated with your degree

Who to contact:

Interested in coming to UBC on exchange?

If you are an inbound student interested in coming to UBC on exchange, please see the Go Global website