UBC recently created the Visiting International Research Students (VIRS) category for processing visiting research students. Visiting undergraduate or graduate students conducting research at UBC for between one and twelve months, with approval from their home institution and the UBC host department, can be processed by Go Global through the VIRS category. For more information on this program, visit Go Global: VIRS. Go Global is also contacting departments to provide information on this new category.
Although Go Global manages visiting international students, UBC often gets visiting students who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. For information on these students, see Canadian Visiting Graduate Students or Canadian Visiting Undergraduate Students.
In the past Faculty Relations accommodated departments by processing these individuals as Visiting Scholars. As the VIRS category now exists Faculty Relations will no longer be processing Visiting Scholar appointments.