Payment Details

Students should only make payment after registering for the program and receiving an official acceptance.

Individual Payments

For individual student payments, the University of British Columbia has engaged Western Union Business Solutions to facilitate payments for the Vancouver Summer Program.

Please follow the instructions listed on the Western Union Vancouver Summer Program payment page:!/

IMPORTANT: WU Payments are to be made in your home currency within three days of securing your quote. Do not convert to Canadian funds prior to sending through WU. This will either result in a double conversion and an underpayment which you will be responsible for or a WU wire rejection which you will need to follow up with your banking institution and resend.  

Questions about your payment?

Contact the Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) Student Support Team:

Want to know the status of your WUBS payment?

Track it using your WUBS reference number (eg. ECABC24531234567) at!/tracking

Group Payments

Group payments must be received by wire.

Please ensure the appropriate section in the form is selected or clearly instruct the bank that all bank charges are paid by the remitter for the wire transfer. If the mentioned bank fees are not paid by the sender, your payment will be deficient. 


Payment will be confirmed once received. Please allow at least 15 business days from the date of Western Union transfer or bank wire for receipts to be issued.

Refund Policy

A $100 non-refundable cancellation fee will be charged to participants withdrawing after the program fee has been paid. Other administrative charges may be incurred if withdrawing close to the start date. Refunds will be processed only after classes are finished. Please note, after submitting refund request details, it takes at least 2 months from that time for the refund to reach the accounts where the wire originated. The full policy is found on page 8 of your Next Steps Guide.