Students who transfer to UBC with newly hired faculty members may choose one of the following:
- Transfer to UBC in order to complete a UBC degree. In this case, students should apply for admission in the usual way by submitting the application form, application fee, transcripts, letters of reference and any other supporting documentation required by the graduate program. It is expected that fees will be assessed as if the years spent by the student at the previous university were paid at UBC for that period. The maximum time to complete the program will be calculated on the same basis. Eligibility for awards will be as if the years spent by the student at the previous university were spent at UBC.
- Apply to become a visiting student in order to complete their work and graduate from their original university. Students may spend up to a year at UBC as a visiting graduate student. Credits completed while a visiting student may not subsequently be credited toward completion of a degree at UBC.