UBC Farm Practicum Application

UBC Farm Practicum Application

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

For the 2021 program, we have two options for program enrollment dates. The majority of spaces available in the program will be for the full program: April 15th – October 23rd, 2021.

In addition, we will have very limited spaces available for a summer-only option: April 15th – August 21st. 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 September 22nd 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 October 18th. All applications received after midnight October 18th (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 Oct 18th, 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.  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 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 a $500 deposit to reserve a place.  (This deposit will be considered part of the program fee.) Early Admission offers will occur in October.

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 $1800 award per year or two $900 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.

If you have additional questions about our 2021 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. $25 application fee (to be paid online after submission of the application form)
  3. Your current resume
  4. Listing of two references. Professional/academic references are preferred; 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.