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Location:Prince George
On Campus:12%
  • Fall 09/03-12/17
  • Spring 01/05-04/30

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
8%Native/First Nation
%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada's best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.
Founded in 1990, as a university in the north, for the north, UNBC is a growing institution with a current enrollment of 4200 students from all over the world. UNBC offers students a special opportunity to know their professors, have access to excellent educational and research facilities, as well as have a unique chance for outdoor recreation in a typically northern setting.

The main campus sits atop Cranbrook Hill overlooking the city of Prince George and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Jasper and Banff National Parks are within a few hours' drive to the east.

Campus Location - Area attractions include graceful mountain ranges, lush forests, lakes and urban parks, as well as the splendor of two of the province's largest and fastest flowing rivers, the Fraser and Nechako.

Helpful Information - COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars.

Closed Programs
Education, Fine Arts, Environmental Engineering, Medical, Nursing, Social Work.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Environmental Studies
  • First Nation Studies
  • Business
  • Forestry

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Land Resources, Life Sciences, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Protection, Plant Resource Sciences, Plant Science, Water Management

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology, Primatology

Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies, American Studies, Canadian Studies, Chinese Studies, First Nation Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, India Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Northern Studies, Popular Culture, Russian Studies

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Entomology, Evolutionary Biology, Fish Biology, Forensic Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biosciences, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Law, E-Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Investing, Law and Public Policy, Local Public Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Personnel, Product Operations Management, Public Administration, Retailing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry

Computer Science: System Administration

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Paleontology, Physical Sciences, Science

Economics: Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics, Resource Economics

Engineering: Environmental Engineering

English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Economic Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Resource Recreation Management, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Recreation Management

Foreign Language: French, Japanese, Language and Culture, Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management, Forestry

General Studies: Arts and Science, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Community Development, Environmental Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Planning, Regional Analysis/Planning, Rural Community Development

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Science

History: Historic Preservation, History

Information Studies: Computer Programming, Computer Science

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Economy, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own Canadian province
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 10/14/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $2,817.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/14/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Ancillarys Fee: $368 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1038 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:


Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 10/14/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Suite: $4,410 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $716
  • Proximity to campus: 4
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing Office works closely with International Office to ensure student placement in residence.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2166 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Residence 7-Day All-You-Care-to-Eat Meal Plan Meal Plan Fee per semester. For more information, go to

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.