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Applying to UBC VSP

Find out how to apply for the Vancouver Summer Program and what you can expect from the application process.

Getting started

Starting with the Vancouver Summer Program is easy. Here is a step-by-step guide to the process—from your application to your arrival:



First, find out if you qualify for the program by reviewing our program eligibility.



Once you’ve established your eligibility, you’re ready to apply. APPLY NOW and follow the instructions in the online application form carefully. Don’t wait until the application deadline to apply as courses could become full!

Check with your home institution on whether they will be applying to VSP on your behalf as a group. If that’s the case, DO NOT submit an online application.


Pay Application Fee

After submitting your application, you will receive an email with a link to pay your application fee ($125 CAD). The application fee is non-refundable.


Acceptance and Pay Program Fee

If we accept your application, we’ll send you an email confirming your acceptance. The email will include a link to pay your program fee. You will receive a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) AFTER we have received your program fee payment.

Carefully review the information in the Letter of Acceptance and inform us straight away at if anything is incorrect.


Travel Documents

Find out what kind of travel documents you will need to enter Canada and make an application for one as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance, as processing time may take longer than you expect. Click here for more details.


Flight, Accommodation and Roommate (FAR) form

We will send you a Flight, Accommodation, and Roommate form after receiving your program fee payment. Submit your completed form with all information on flights and rooming preferences filled in.


Health Insurance

We provide health insurance coverage to all participants in the Vancouver Summer Program. Be sure to print or keep a copy of your iMED card on you phone in preparation for your visit.


Program Consent Waivers

Complete and submit your Vancouver Summer Program Consent Package. All students below 19 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian complete the package.



A UBC CWL (Campus-wide Login) account will be created for you to access the VSP online orientation course. You are expected to complete the course before arriving in Vancouver. Your UBC Faculty will also send you specific information about your enrolled course package.


Enjoy VSP!

Arrive in Vancouver and settle down in your residence. attend the in-person faculty orientation and VSP welcome event on the first Monday. Engage in the academic program and extra-curricular activities offered during the program. Make new friends from around the world. Explore Vancouver and Canada during its best season… and have an unforgettable summer!

Ready to Apply?

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