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.


Summer Residence

Summer Stay-Through

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

Summer Housing

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

Summer Fees and Summer FAQs

Winter Session Residence

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 Feb. 1 to qualify for the Residence Allocation Process (RAP).

Early Arrival – Winter Session

  • 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.