Due to the continued impact of the pandemic and province-wide restrictions by the order and the direction of the provincial health officer, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) for 2021.

Please visit our VSP COVID-19 information page to stay up-to-date on the program’s response.

July 10 - August 10, 2021 Program Details

 July - August 2021 Course Packages

Students can choose from 70+ diverse packages to study.  Each package consists of two courses taught by UBC Faculty Instructors.

Each course is approximately 39 hours of class time. Classes are interactive and often include group work and discussions. Evaluation may include assignments, group projects, papers, exams, and participation marks. Students will receive a Grades Letter with a percentage grade upon program completion. Please note VSP courses do not receive UBC credit but credit may be granted by the student’s home university (at its discretion).

While studying on campus, students will be provided accommodation in UBC residences. Students can use the opportunity to get to know campus and to meet students from other universities.

The program also includes social activities for students to engage in.


Program Fees

The packaged fee per student for the 2021 program is $5,450 CAD. It includes:

  • Course materials and tuition for two courses
  • Shared accommodation on UBC campus
  • Medical insurance
  • Transportation by shuttle bus to and from airport (during peak hours)
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Orientation and farewell events
  • Social activities (some activities may require an additional fee)


Learn more about the VSP:  Sample Schedule Accommodations Social Activities