Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

With the spread of COVID-19 globally and the risk that poses to travelling students and faculty, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program for 2020.  We hope that we will be able to welcome you to UBC in Summer 2021.  Applications will open in Fall 2020.

Updated: March 13, 2020 - 11:56 am. PDT


VSP students are assigned to residences on UBC campus for the duration of the VSP program.

The residences are secure, non-smoking, and have a 24-hour reception desk. There will also be a minimum of one Residence Mentor assigned to each residence building. Residence Mentors are UBC student leaders who ensure residences are safe and quiet, and can provide extra support to students. From all residences, students will be within walking distance of classes, libraries, sport facilities and transportation.

Room arrangements include six bedroom apartments, connected singles, four bedroom apartments, or shared traditional rooms. In all residences, each student will be assigned a single, private bedroom which can be locked by a card key or hard key. Cooking facilities are available only in the shared apartments.

In all the residences, amenities include:

  • A desk and chair
  • Bed
  • High-speed internet access
  • Pay laundry on site