2018 UBC July Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) Invitation

We are pleased to invite your students to participate in the 2018 UBC Vancouver Summer Program (VSP). UBC is a world-renowned institution consistently ranked among the top 40 research universities in the world. The VSP is a 4-week academic program offered by UBC for students from cooperating universities to study at our Vancouver campus. This program provides the opportunity for students to take 2 academic courses in various UBC Faculties, while being exposed to Canadian practices and culture. In 2017, the VSP was well received by over 2000 students from over 220 different universities with very positive feedback. Please see below for more information about the July session:


JULY 14, 2018 – AUGUST 14, 2018

Registration Deadline: March 30, 2018

Cost: $5,100 Canadian dollars (includes two courses, course materials, medical insurance, group airport transfers and city tour, shared accommodation July 14 – August 14, 2018, orientation and farewell events, socio-cultural activities)

Course Packages offered: 57 different packages in the areas of Applied Science, Architecture, Arts, Business, Community and Regional Planning, Dentistry, Education, Forestry, Kinesiology, Land and Food Systems, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Science, Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and Integrated Sciences


Please find the following 2018 VSP materials and respective registration forms for both sessions attached to this email.


1.      July VSP Overview

2.      July VSP Course Package Descriptions

3.      July VSP Next Steps Guide

4.      July VSP Student Registration Form

5.      July VSP Poster



The 2018 VSP is also offered in an earlier session from June 3, 2018 – July 3, 2018. For more information please visit: https://vancouversummerprogram.ubc.ca/


English proficiency test scores are not required. However, students should be proficient in English and have a strong academic background. They should also meet their university’s system of application and eligibility requirements (if any) for studying abroad and possess the personal maturity to undertake an international experience.  If possible, we would be grateful if universities could help screen students for their suitability to take the VSP. Academic credits for the courses may be granted by the students’ home university at its discretion. Students will join participants from other universities to study the same package.


We encourage students to register early in order for them to secure their package preference and obtain a visitor visa in time, if required. In the case where there are a total of 24 participants from the home university, you are welcome to send a chaperone or administrator with the group. The chaperone will be provided with accommodation, medical insurance, airport pick-up, and is welcome to participate in the social activities offered in the program, given that the Faculty Coordinator is informed in advance and there are seats available.


The VSP is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your students’ experiential learning with an international study abroad experience. Your assistance in promoting the VSP to your students would be greatly appreciated.


Should you or your students have any questions regarding the 2018 UBC Vancouver Summer Program, please feel free to contact us.


Thank you very much in advance for your kind assistance.


Vancouver Summer Program Team