UBC Farm Practicum Application

For the 2018 program, we will have two options for program enrollment dates.  The majority of spaces available in the program will be for the full program: April 13th – October 20th, 2018.

In addition, we will have very limited spaces available for a summer-only option: April 13th – August 25th.  Since there will be so few spaces for this option, we encourage you to only apply for this option if your schedule truly prohibits you from attending the full program.


All applications received by October 2nd will be considered for Early Admission.  The Early Admission pool offers highly competitive applicants an opportunity for a quicker decision to be made on their status. However, even very strong applicants in the Early Admission pool may not be offered early admission, as we only accept a limited number during the Early Admission process.  All early applicants not receiving Early Admission offers will be added to the Regular deadline pool of applicants.

All applications for the Regular Deadline pool are due by November 5th. All applications received after midnight November 5th (Pacific Standard Time) will be considered “Late.”  As long as the application form is still available online, applications will continued to be accepted beyond the deadline. However, please note that at any point beyond Nov 5th, the application form may be taken down, at which point no late applications will be considered.

An application fee of $25 CAD is required to submit the online application.  In unusual circumstances, this fee may be waived for applicants of limited means – please inquire.

All applicants will be notified of their status no later than mid-December.  If you have not heard from us by December 18th, feel free to inquire about your status; however, our staff size is limited in the winter, so we kindly request that you refrain from contacting us to inquire about your status before that date.

Successful applicants are required to submit a $440 deposit to reserve a place.  (This deposit will be considered part of the program fee.) Early Admission offers will occur in October. 

Additional questions? Please contact Seth Friedman, Practicum Coordinator: seth.friedman@ubc.ca

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Only completed applications will be considered.  A full application consists of:

  1. Application form questions  (as necessary, you will be able to save and continue your application later)
  2. $25 application fee (to be paid online after submission of the application form)
  3. Upload of your current resume
  4. Listing of two references.  Professional/academic references are preferred; and at least one reference must be professional/academic.  Please include their name, title (if applicable), relationship to applicant, address, email and phone number.  Please do not ask them to send us a letter.