Each course is structured differently, depending on the course content and the instructor.

A typical course includes a lecture and discussion component and will have a mix of in-class and take-home assignments.  Assignments can also include individual or group projects, quizzes, and exams.

Some courses will offer academic field trips that take place on or off campus.  These field trips complement classroom learning, and may include community engagement or fieldwork.

All participants must be post-secondary students who are 18 years of age or older.  There are no pre-requisite courses; however, all classes are taught in English, so participants must be proficient in English and have a strong academic background.

Typical participants are undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of two years university prior to joining the program.  Students with fewer than two years university may be considered, if approved by their home institution. Graduate students are welcome to apply; however, VSP courses are roughly equivalent to UBC second or third year courses.

UBC does not currently offer financial aid or scholarships for the Arts Vancouver Summer Program.  Some home universities provide financial assistance, so please check with your home university before applying.

UBC has many libraries and study spaces on campus.  Check our campus life page for more information.

Instructors and teaching assistants are committed to providing a supportive learning environment for students.  During the program, instructors provide support in class and by email.

Check out our Campus Life page for more information on campus facilities and off-campus sites to visit.

Library Hours

Places to study at UBC

Yes, you will be able to connect campus wide wifi using your designated student CWL log-in.