UBC Farm Practicum Application

For the 2019 program, we will have two options for program enrollment dates.  The majority of spaces available in the program will be for the full program: April 12th – October 19th, 2019.

In addition, we will have very limited spaces available for a summer-only option: April 12th – August 24th.  Since there will be significantly fewer 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 24th 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 were due by October 29th, 2018. At this point, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Program.

An application fee of $25 CAD is required to submit the online application.  In unusual circumstances, 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 17th, 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 $425 deposit to reserve a place.  (This deposit will be considered part of the program fee.) Early Admission interviews and offers will occur in October. 

Additional questions? Please contact Seth Friedman, Practicum Coordinator: seth.friedman@ubc.ca

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Only completed applications will be considered.  A full application consists of:

  1. Application form questions
  2. $25 application fee (to be paid online when submitting the application form)
  3. Upload of your current resume
  4. Contact information for at least two references.  Professional/academic references are strongly preferred; and at least one reference must be professional/academic.  Please include their name, title (if applicable), relationship to applicant, email address and phone number.  Please do not ask them to send us a letter.