Summer Programmes

Vancouver Summer Program The University of British Columbia

Program Dates

June Program: 5 June to 5 July 2021 (4 weeks)

July Program: 10 July to 10 August 2021 (4 weeks)


Program Fees

$5,450 CAD for each program


Application Deadline (For HKSYU students)

15 March, 2021

*While you are free to apply for the summer school programme on your own, you are encouraged to apply through the International Unit because we can offer assistance in case you have questions with the application procedures such as government subsidies and scholarship, and also IU may be able to negotiate for a group discount if enough HKSYU students applied for the same programme through us.


Submission of Application

(a) Admission requirements

(b) English proficiency test scores are not required. However, students should be proficient in English and have a strong academic background.

(c) Please send a soft copy of valid English test result, e.g. IELTS, (not compulsory), and the package that you intend to study during the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) to (mark the subject line in the email as your HKSYU student number, your name and the name of summer programme)

(d) International Unit will screen through all the document(s) and information received before proceeding to the submission of formal application to The University of British Columbia. In addition, the International Unit will assist student to prepare official academic transcript.



(a) Students receiving means-tested student financial assistance from Student Finance Office (SFO) or whose families are receiving Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) are eligible to apply for the Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange for Post-secondary Students (SSE) of the Education Bureau. With Canada as destination and four weeks in duration, the maximum level of subsidy for the Subsidy Scheme on this summer school programme is HK$15,000. The amount for an eligible student is calculated by the approved level of student finance (in terms of percentage of full grant) to the maximum level of subsidy for the Subsidy Scheme. For checking your eligibility, please contact the International Unit.

(b) Each student will only be eligible for assistance under the SSE ONCE throughout their study in programme(s) at the same level of study in Hong Kong, irrespective of the amount of subsidy received.

(c) Information about the Education Bureau’s Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange

(d) Application Form for the Education Bureau’s Scheme for Subsidy on Exchange


Download and Other Promotional Materials

(a) Programme information

(b) Accommodation

(c) Course list

(d) Credit Recognition & Transfer Application Form



Please contact the International Unit at 28048407 or through email to You may also visit us at RLB501 of the Research Complex.