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.


The VSP package program fee of $5,450 CAD includes tuition, accommodation, course materials, and medical insurance. The program also includes a city tour as well as welcome event and farewell luncheons. Some socio-cultural activities are included in the program fee while others are subsidized or at full cost to the student. Activities differ according to the program packages and are finalized closer to the program dates.

Please note:

  • Airfare is not covered in the program fee
  • Meals are not covered in the program fee unless noted otherwise
  • Optional personal trips and personal expenses are not covered in the program fee

How to make payment:

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

Once you have received your Letter of Acceptance and ready to make payment, 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

If you are part of a group, please ask your administrator whether you will be paying through your school or directly to us.



Payment will be confirmed once received. Please allow at least 15 business days from the date of Western Union payments or bank wire transfers for e-receipts to be issued. E-receipts will be sent to the student's registered email address. 

Please ensure that is added to your email safe-list.