Universitas 21 Health Sciences Summer School

About the Program

The U21 Health Sciences Group is on of the collaborative groups within the U21 network of higher education. It was created in 2000 to provide Health Sciences Faculty within Universitas 21 member universities with a framework for exploring opportunities for collaborative research, information exchange, and sharing of resources. The U21 Health Sciences membership includes Dentistry, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Some of initiatives of the U21 Health Sciences Group include the Health Sciences Summer School and the Health Sciences Global Learning Partnership. 

The 2018 HS Summer School will be hosted at Lund University in Sweden. For two weeks in the summer, up to fifty students engage in an interdisciplinary course designed exclusively for health sciences students. This year's topic is “Climate Change and Global Health”. Please read more about this year’s program theme on the Universitas 21 Health Sciences website.


UBC can send up to 3 students to this program. All students must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Undergraduate students who have completed their first year of study at UBC before the program begins.
  2. Students in health sciences programs: kinesiology, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, midwifery, nutrition, medicine, public health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, optometry.


Students are requested to contact Alexandra Wai at go.global@ubc.ca to obtain a copy of the student application form. The completed application must be submitted to Go Global by 11:59pm (PST) on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to be considered for the program. All successful applicants will be notified and nominated by Go Global for the program by March 5, 2018. 

Program fees

The program fee is $800 USD, which includes:

  • Registration
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transport
  • Meals (breakfast, weekday lunches, morning & afternoon tea on weekdays, some dinners)
  • Cultural activities
  • Materials & certification

UBC will offer a $1,500 award to offset the program registration fee, accommodation and travel expenses to students who meet the Go Global Award criteria. U21 provides one competitive scholarship of $700 USD to support students.

Selected students will pay the  $415 Go Global fee when they accept their offer, which will also be offset by the award.

Advising hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver


Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm