Essential Application Facts

All Applicants

  • $50 non-refundable application fee required. Fee covers multiple applications submitted within a 14-day period, including applications to both Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
  • Separate residence applications required for UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.
  • All residence offers are sent by email, and include an expiry date to respond and pay a deposit. Failure to accept the offer and pay a deposit by the required deadline will result in cancellation.
  • Submitting an application does not guarantee an offer will be made.
  • Prospective undergraduates can submit a residence application after applying to UBC.

 

Winter Session Residence—Prospective Students

 

Winter Session Residence—Returning Students

  • Runs September to April.
  • All applications are put into a computer system that randomly selects enough students to fill available spaces.
  • Apply by March 1, 2021 to qualify for the Residence Allocation Process (RAP).

 

Summer Stay-Through and Summer Housing

About Summer Stay-Through:

  • Begins at the end of Winter Session, ends in late August.
  • Reserved for students who have a current Residence Contract and want to stay in residence over the summer.
  • Application deadline: April 1. Apply online.

About Summer Housing:

  • Mid-May to mid-August.
  • Reserved for eligible students who do not currently live in residence.
  • Applications received by April 1 will be given first consideration. Apply online.

 

Early Arrival

  • Check eligibility before applying.
  • Early arrivals may be placed in a different room than assigned for remainder of the Winter Session. These residents will be required to move on short notice (less than 24 hours).
  • Early arrival fees may apply.