UBC Farm Practicum Application

UBC Farm Practicum Application

Find program details, application instructions and the application form on this page.

Program Dates

For the 2022 program, we have two options for program enrollment dates. The majority of spaces available in the program will be for the full program: April 9th – October 22nd, 2022.

In addition, we will have limited spaces available for a summer-only option: April 9th – August 20th. This option is primarily intended to serve university students with scheduling conflicts; however, people in other circumstances may also be considered. Since there will be 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.

Application Deadlines

All applications are due by November 1st. All applications received after midnight November 1st (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 November 1st, the application form may be taken down, at which point no late applications will be considered.

Application Fee

An application fee of $35 CAD is required to submit the online application.  This fee may be waived for applicants of limited means – please inquire.

Notification and Deposit

All applicants will be notified of their status no later than mid-December.  If you have not heard from us by December 15th, 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 an $800 deposit to reserve a place.  (This deposit will be considered part of the program fee.)

Bursary

We are very pleased to announce a new Bursary made possible by a generous donation from 2019 Practicum alumnus Gregg Ashby. The Bursary is intended to make the program more accessible to applicants with limited financial means. Bursary awards will consist of either one $2000 award per year or two $1000 awards. The application for the Bursary is separate from the application to the program. To be clear, completing the Bursary application will have no bearing on the admissions process, as admissions decisions will be made prior to viewing the applications for the Bursary. In other words, Bursary applications will only be evaluated among applicants already accepted to the program. To learn more about the Bursary and to apply online, please visit the following link: Bursary Application.

Additional questions?

If you have additional questions about our 2022 program, we invite you to review the details available on our website at the following link: Practicum website. If you are an international student and have questions regarding applying: yes, we do accept applications from international students; however, unfortunately, we’re unable to assist in questions regarding immigration, visa, etc.. For other inquiries, please contact Seth Friedman, Practicum Coordinator: seth.friedman@ubc.ca

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

  1. Completed application form  (You are able to save and continue your application later)
  2. $35 application fee (to be paid online after submission of the application form)
  3. Your current resume
  4. Listing of two references. Professional and/or academic references are required. If you have both professional and academic references, we prefer recent professional references when possible, although recent academic references are also acceptable. Please include their name, title (if applicable), relationship to applicant, mailing address, email address and phone number. Please do not ask them to send us a letter.

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