How to Apply for Residency


Prospective Applicants:

As of May 2019, the College now has only very limited vacancies for the 2019-20 academic year. Application files that become complete in June or July, and if approved by the Admissions Committee at that time, are likely to be placed directly on the wait-list.

Application Process

How do I apply?

There are two steps to apply:

  1. Submit your application via the UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) website here.
  2. Submit supporting documents here.

The supporting documents you will need are:

Graduate Students

  • Personal statement of interest (500 words maximum one page long with word count bottom right), outlining your specific interdisciplinary interests or pursuits, extracurricular activities that demonstrate community involvement, and any relevant previous experience of living in an academic community or other communal environment.

Explain why you are interested in the College and how you intend to get involved in College life.

  • Academic Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended. We accept copies forwarded from your UBC home department (pdf by email)
  • Two academic letters of reference. Copies of letters of reference used for application to your department at UBC will be accepted if sent directly from the department
  • Personal letter of reference. The letter should come from someone who knows you outside the classroom and can address the range and variety of your interests and ability to contribute to a culturally diverse residential community such as Green College. Candidates are encouraged to refer your personal referee to the College’s website for information about the College.

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Personal statement of interest (500 words maximum one page long with word count bottom right), outlining your specific interdisciplinary interests or pursuits, extracurricular activities that demonstrate community involvement, and any relevant previous experience of living in an academic community or other communal environment.

Explain why you are interested in the College and how you intend to get involved in College life.

  • Academic Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Copy of offer letter (or letter of employment) from UBC
  • Two academic letters of reference. One letter of reference must be from your home university. The second letter must be from your UBC supervisor
  • Personal letter of reference. The letter should come from someone who knows you outside the classroom and can address the range and variety of your interests and ability to contribute to a culturally diverse residential community such as Green College. Candidates are encouraged to refer your personal referee to the College’s website for information about the College.

    Important: Files missing any of the documents listed above will NOT be reviewed by the Membership Committee.

When should I apply?

  • Applications can be made at any time, though we encourage early application.
  • Most applications for September admission are received between February and May.
  • The Membership Committee meets monthly to review completed applications received by the 15th of the month.
  • Applicants whose completed applications were received before the mid-month deadline will be notified of their status by the end of the month.
  • All decisions of the Membership Committee are final. Applicants who are not successful in a given round may not re-apply for the same contract year, but may apply for the following contract year. Contract years run September - August.