Applying for Membership

On October 2, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that amended travel restrictions for international students will take effect on October 20, 2020.

Information for international students coming to UBC, please visit UBC Student Services web page.

UBC Student Services

Message from International Student Advising (UBC Vancouver)

Will St. John’s College be your “home away from home?”

Life at SJC During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When should I apply?

  • Applications can be made at any time
  • Most applications for September admission are received between February and May.
  •  Complete applications received by the 15th of the month will be reviewed using the rubric below.
  • Applicants whose completed applications were received before the mid-month deadline will be notified of their status by the end of following month.

Open Membership Application Review Rubric

St. John’s College administers the SJC application process, selection of residential members, and room assignments while SHCS administers the residence contract and fee payments.  The Residence Contract outlines the terms governing living in residence at the College.

Residence Contract: 2020-21

To apply you will need to complete the following two steps:

1.)    UBC Student Housing and Community Services (SHCS) Application Form (.pdf)  or it can be completed online.

2.)   St. John’s College application form (below) 

STUDENT/POST-DOC/VISITING STUDENT –
Apply for Membership.

FACULTY –
Apply for Membership.

and include:

  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Statement of Interest (maximum of 500 words) indicating why you wish to be a member of St. John’s College. Residents of the College are selected by the Membership Committee on the basis of academic record; international knowledge, experience and/or background; demonstrated record of community leadership and volunteer activities, and potential for contributing to and benefiting from College life.
  • Copy of your UBC offer or invitation letter (Post-doctoral Fellows, Visiting Students and Faculty only)

Documents in .pdf format may be emailed to: sjc.membership@ubc.ca

Your application will not be reviewed until all of the above has been received. This membership application form is hosted on a secure UBC platform so that your information remains confidential. 


For further inquires, contact:
Membership Coordinator
St. John’s College UBC
2111 Lower Mall Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z4

P. 604.822-8790   F. 604.822.8885   E. sjc.membership@ubc.ca