Haida Gwaii Summer Terms

The HGHES Admissions Committee carefully reviews applications to select students well suited to our unique programs, while aiming to build a student body comprised of diverse interests and backgrounds. The committee considers applicants who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership skills, and an enthusiasm for learning.

We encourage interested students to apply early, and, should they be accepted, to pay the program fee to confirm their seat..

HGHES is committed to equity and diversity, we encourage applications from Aboriginal students, students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, students from the LGBTQ+ community, mature students, and international students. We also value the participation of Haida and local students and invite any interested people of Haida Gwaii to meet with us to learn more about our educational opportunities.

Step by Step Process

Please note that successful applicants are required to register with both HGHES and UBC.

Submit your online application form and unofficial transcript

HGHES will contact you to confirm your application was received. HGHES will review your application and contact you with our admissions decision within one week of receiving your application.

Once Admitted to HGHES

1. Pay Program Deposit.

Pay your program fee to secure your seat in the program. Details on how to submit your payment are included in your acceptance package.

2. Register for your Haida Gwaii Summer Term Courses.

UBC Students

HGHES will initiate your registration for the Haida Gwaii Summer Term courses

Non-UBC Students
Meet with an academic advisor at your home university to obtain a letter of permission, this will help ensure that the six 300-level UBC credits you earn for each term will be transferred back to your home university. Make sure your letter of permission includes:

  • Your home university’s letterhead
  • A list of the courses you will take with HGHES
  • The academic session you are applying to (i.e. which term you will be a part of)
  • Your current bachelor program and academic standing

Follow the directions on the UBC Non-Degree Studies page. Note that the application process is different for courses that start in May and June.

3. Once you have been admitted to UBC, paid your program fee, please contact HGHES to initiate your registration for the Haida Gwaii Summer Term courses.

4. Information on how to pay your HGHES program fee and UBC tuition is included in your acceptance package from HGHES.

5. After completing our program, please request your official transcript from UBC to begin the credit transfer process with your home university (based on your letter of permission).

Application Form

First Name

Last Name

Which term(s) are you applying for:

Current University

Student Number

Program of Study

Year in Program

How did you hear about our programs?

Unofficial Transcript

Statement of Interest

Academic & Character Reference Information

Please choose someone who can speak to your academic standing as well as your character.
Name of Referee

Phone Number
Email Address

University & Department

Voluntary Self-Identification of Ancestry

Associated Nation

Aboriginal Ancestry (Please select one)
Status/First Nations of CanadaNon Status/First Nations of CanadaMétis/InuitNot Applicable

Contact & Personal Information

Apt #





Postal / Zip Code



Date of Birth

Pertinent Medical Issues and/or Learning Differences

Emergency Contact


Relationship to you



Skill Testing Question

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