Accommodation Placement Form

If you require accommodation services, please complete this form and return it at least one month before the first day of your program.

Homestay is available year-round. Residence (UBC dormitories) is only available during the summer months for students enrolled in short-term programs.

Note: All accommodation fees are quoted in Canadian dollars (CAD). Homestay and campus stay placement fees are non-refundable and paid to the ELI. The homestay fee is paid to the homestay family by the student, either by cheque or cash. Accommodation is subject to availability.

If you need to set up a bank account in Canada, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Submit Your Application

To submit your application, fill out the form below. Once you have completed the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.

Note: Accommodation applications will be processed only if you have submitted a program application.

* = required information. Your application will not be processed without this information.

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$37 or $40/night paid directly to your homestay family
Payment Information
Fee is CAD$300 (non-refundable). Fee for a non-ELI student is CAD$700 (non-refundable).
Total Homestay Fees CAD$
Total Homestay Fees CAD$

Please note: All accommodation fees are quoted in CANADIAN dollars (CAD). Please refer to Accommodation Services to select the price specific to your program.

Payment Method

Once you submit the application form the Registration department will send you an email within three business days, which will contain a link to payment instructions.

Declaration of Applicant

Note: We will make every effort to meet your requirements as indicated; however, because of the number of students requesting this service, it is not always possible to do so.

  • ELI may take longer to process this application and/or
  • ELI may deny accommodation services.
  • If I plan to move out from my host family's home, I agree to tell the host family 14 days before the day I move.
  • If I plan to move out of residence (campus stay), I agree to advise the accommodation office seven (7) days before the day I move.
  • I agree that no persons other than myself may visit or contact my UBC ELI host family.
  • I agree to purchase adequate medical coverage during my stay in Canada.
COVID-19 Disclaimer
If you test positive for COVID-19 and need to quarantine for an extended period of time, you may not be able to stay in homestay accommodations. Our homestay placement team will support you in moving to alternate or private accommodations, which may be charged at a higher nightly rate. Students will be responsible for this additional cost if private accommodation for quarantine is required.

We respect your privacy. Your contact information will not be released to others outside UBC.

Personal information provided on contact, subscription or registration forms is collected pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), RSBC 1996, c.165, as amended. The information will be used for the purposes of: answering inquiries; admission; registration; academic progress; notification of future courses; and operating other UBC-related programs. UBC collects, uses, retains and discloses information in accordance with FIPPA. UBC may share and disclose personal information within the University to carry out its mandate and operations. Information, in aggregate form only, may also be used for research purposes and statistics.

Should you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact the Manager, Marketing and Sales, UBC English Language Institute, 2121 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4.

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