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The University of British Columbia

See your world through a new lens

Joining the Vancouver Summer Program gives you a rich international experience. Discover what it’s like to live and learn in Canada and meet amazing students like you from across the globe.

Welcome to UBC VSP:

A four-week educational experience at one of the world's top universities. UBC VSP is as much about academics as it is about social and cultural experiences. This summer nurture your academic pursuits, build friendships, and expand your perspective of the world around you.

Program Sessions

June Session:
June 4 – July 4, 2022

July Session:
July 16 – August 16, 2022

Program Highlights

Study two uniquely designed courses taught by world-class instructors

Engage in unforgettable VSP social and cultural activities

Live right on UBC Vancouver campus in modern student residences


Have a question about the Vancouver Summer Program?

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Upcoming Online Information Sessions

Joining our online info sessions is a great way for you to find answers to your questions about the Vancouver Summer Program—from learning about course packages to how to submit your application and more.

Be sure to check back in October 2021 to sign-up for available sessions!


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

UBC’s Vancouver Summer Program is planning for a return to campus in summer 2022. This aligns with the university’s return to on-campus activity for Winter Session, 2021, Term 1, guided by Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry as well as public health teams across British Columbia (BC). We are looking forward to international students joining us on Vancouver Campus after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. At the same time, we also acknowledge that as the situation at UBC and in the province of BC continues to improve, much of the world is still grappling with COVID-19, vaccine distribution, […]

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