On Campus Residence for students in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP)

If you are a student in the VFMP and wish to obtain residence on campus, you need to submit an application through Student Housing and Hospitality Services.  As there is a high demand for campus residence, you should consider submitting your application for residence as soon as possible.  You do not have to be admitted into the MD Undergraduate Program before you can apply for campus residence.

Current UBC students can submit an application online using their student number.

Non-UBC students can complete an application form and fax it to: 604-822-6935.


Short-Term Campus Residence in Vancouver for year 1 students admitted to the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program (VFMP)

UBC Student Housing and Hospitality Services sets aside 20 short-term (Aug-Dec) spots for students who have accepted offers of admission to IMP, NMP and SMP. All Year 1 students in the MD Undergraduate Program will spend the Fall term in Vancouver then move to their respective sites in January. However, as this year students are starting at their site, we have repurposed those spots to VFMP students. These 20 students will be placed on a Priority Access Placement List (PAPL).

The type of residence offered to the students on the PAPL is classified as a “single” student accommodation – a private bedroom in a four- or six-bedroom suite.

Student Housing and Hospitality Services will aim to place together students on the PAPL in Fairview Crescent (in a Single Room Small, Single Room Medium, Single Room Medium Large, or Single Room Large), as room vacancies become available. For information about Fairview Crescent Residence, click here.

When opening their residences for move-in, Student Housing and Hospitality Services follows UBC’s general academic calendar; however, MD students begin their program earlier than other UBC students. The program start date for the MD Class is stated on the acceptance letter.

Students on the PAPL are eligible to apply for Early Arrival, after they have accepted their housing offer. Usually, Early Arrival is the Sunday before the official MD classes start; it will not be possible to move in any earlier. Students will be charged an early arrival fee for each night prior to September 4.

For information about Early Arrival fees, click here.

Students admitted to the VFMP:  If you would like to be considered for priority access to residence at Fairview Crescent, please send an email using the subject line “PAPL Class YEAR” to the VFMP Student Affairs Coordinatorimmediately upon accepting your offer of admission to the VFMP. Your name will be added to the PAPL on a first come, first served basis.

Please do not contact Student Housing and Hospitality Services if you have questions about the Priority Access Placement List, as it is administered solely by Student Affairs.

Unfortunately, Student Affairs and Student Housing and Hospitality Services are not able to set aside residence spaces for VFMP students relocating to Vancouver with their partners/families due to limited availability in Student Family Residence.

Moving Out for Campus Residents

Your move out date will be noted on your resident contract.  If you need to move out earlier, please advise Student Housing and Hospitality Services at least two months in advance.  If Student Housing and Hospitality Services requires proof of your academic end-date, please ask them to contact the VFMP Student Affairs Coordinator.


UBC Housing – Living Off Campus 

For more information on short-term accommodation, finding a place and much more, visit UBC Housing.


Campus Residence for Year 1 students in the Island, Northern, and Southern Medical Programs (IMP, NMP, and SMP)

Year 1 students who have been admitted to either the IMP, NMP, or SMP and are interested in campus housing at those sites can click on the following links for the appropriate contacts:


A UVic student number is required to apply for campus residence. For information about UVic housing, please contact Kelly Arason, Student Affairs Coordinator, Island Medical Program.

NMP:  http://www.unbc.ca/housing

A UNBC student number is required to apply for campus residence.  For information about UNBC housing, please contact Shelley Raper, Student Affairs & Admissions Site Coordinator, Northern Medical Program.

SMP:  http://www.housing.ubc.ca/okanagan



If you have any questions about the above information, please contact the VFMP Student Affairs Coordinator.

If you have specific questions about the services that Student Housing and Hospitality Services provides (e.g. rates, contracts, etc.), please contact UBC Housing Vancouver directly.