Payment Details

The VSP package program fee of $5,250 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 Deadline: April 6, 2020



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.

Withdrawl and Refund Policy

If you can no longer participate, please complete and submit the online Withdrawal Request Form

To receive a refund on your program fee, you must withdraw on or before 11:59 PM PST for the deadline dates below in order to receive the corresponding refund amount.

June 6 – July 6 session

July 11 – August 11 session


Withdrawal by:

Withdrawal by:


Monday, April 27, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

Payment less $250

Monday, May 4, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

Payment less $500

Monday, May 25, 2020  

Monday, June 29, 2020

Payment less $750

Monday, June 8, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Payment less $2625


  • Refunds after the start of the program will be assessed on a case by case basis.
  • As the VSP is a package program, no refund will be given on individual components of the program that are not utilized. 
  • Where a course package is cancelled, students may choose to transfer to a different package or request to withdraw with a full refund.
  • No refund will be given to students dismissed from the program.