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.


General requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old on the first day of the program
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student* at a postsecondary institution outside Canada


  • Recent graduates of an undergraduate program may apply to the program if they complete their courses for graduation in or later than December 2020

English language requirements

  • English proficiency levels are self-assessed and you are not required to provide proof of English Language proficiency.
  • Students must  be proficient in English (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and able to communicate in an academic setting  

Additional requirements

​Some course packages have additional mandatory or preferred pre-requisites. For more details, please check the course package you are interested in