Apply to Science 101

Are you interested in joining Science 101? You've come to the right page! Here, you'll find information including how to apply to Science 101, and more details about this program.

What is Science 101?

Science 101 is an adult learning program open to adults from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities who have a passion for learning and have historically had difficulty accessing university education. The course is completely free. Food, course materials, transportation, and field trip costs are provided. Student cards which give access to UBC facilities are also provided.

When is Science 101 in session?

Science 101 is offered every summer from May to the first week of August, with a mid-term break in July. The 13-week program consists of 2 lectures per week, 1 optional tutorial per week, and 1 to 2 optional field trips per month. A graduation ceremony is held at the end of the program in August. For more details on the program, you can visit the current student page to see what the typical course looks like. 

Am I eligible for Science 101?

Are you an adult who is interested in science? Science 101 is a program open to adults from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and other inner city communities who have a passion for learning and have historically had difficulty accessing university education.

How do I apply for Science 101?

Applications are accepted each year in March and April for the upcoming program. Applications must be completed in person at an information session. There is space each year for approximately 25 students.

2024 Information Session Dates and Locations 

All Information Sessions for 2024 have concluded.  

In order to successfully complete the program, students are required to attend Tuesday and Thursday evening lectures and to prepare a final project. The final projects demonstrate what students have learnt from taking the course and are displayed at the graduation ceremony. Students should be prepared to spend time outside of the class to complete their project.

If you are interested in finding out more about applying for Science 101, please contact us at or 604-345-0348.



Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

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