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VST Summer School

July 6th to 17th, 2020

Early-Bird Registration until May 15th.
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During the beautiful month of July, VST hosts an exciting array of courses. This is a terrific way to spend some time on the beautiful UBC campus while sampling what VST has to offer.


Public Lectures
Summer School Information

Public Lectures

Jesus Today

Speaker: Katherine Sonderegger
Tuesday, July 7th, 7pm
St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church
2490 W 37th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Free Admission

Thomas Merton Public Lecture

Speaker: Christine Bochen
Thursday July 23rd, 7pm
Epiphany Chapel
6030 Chancellor Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Free Admission

Reception at 5:30pm
VST Campus Atrium

The Company of Preachers

The Preacher King

Speaker: Richard Lischer
Tuesday, July 14th, 7pm
Epiphany Chapel
6030 Chancellor Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Free Admission

A panel of preachers will respond to the lecture and take questions on the work of preaching. Whether you are new to preaching or a long-time practioner, come learn from colleagues and professors of the craft.

Sponsored by the Butler Chair of Preaching and Biblical Interpretation.
Chaired by Prof. Jason Byasse.



Audit & Certificate Tuition

VST keeps the cost of its summer courses as low as possible so that they are accessible to all. The Early Bird rate to audit a course is $255 (until May 15th). After May 15th, the regular tuition fee to audit a course is $270.

For Continuing Education Certificate credit, tuition is an additional $75/course.

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Degree Tuition

Degree tuition follows the regular tuition rates set for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each 15-hour class earns 1.5 degree credit hours. Do not register online if you need degree credit.

Please contact the VST Registrar to register for degree credit.

Summer School Information

Course Expectations

Summer courses are open to all interested participants. There are no prerequisites or theological training needed to audit a course. Auditors attend and participate in the course but are not required to submit any assignments for grading. Summer School intensives require 100% on-site attendance for all students.

Continuing Education Certificate Credit

If reading and writing help you engage more deeply with course material, you may want to consider taking a class for Continuing Education Certificate credit. Work expectations include preparation and reading before the start of the course with a graded reflection paper following.

CST – Certificate in Theological Studies

Degree Credit

Most Summer School courses are also available for 1.5 credits of either basic or advanced graduate degree credit. If you are interested in taking a course for degree credit towards your VST degree program, or to transfer into a comparable theological degrees elsewhere, please email registrar@vst.edu. (Do not register online.)

Course Outlines & Required Readings

Course outlines and required reading texts will be posted online as they arrive (likely by mid-March). Please see the ‘link’ to the Course Outline page, above.


Please make your own arrangements for acquisition of the Required Texts for your course through your local bookstores. Online bookstores such as Indigo.ca or Amazon.ca have competitive prices with fast shipping to your neighbourhood.

Financial Aid

The H.R. MacMillan Fund for Clergy Continuing Education provides funding for Clergy continuing education in British Columbia, or for any clergy person taking courses at Vancouver School of Theology.

Application Form

Course Cancellation

In the event of low registrations, some courses may be cancelled. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Information on course cancellation will be available on our website in early June. If VST has to cancel a course, you will be given a full refund.

Withdrawal Policy

If you withdraw from a course, notification must be received in writing to the Registrar by the dates below, in all cases $25/course will be non-refundable. Of the remaining fees, the following are refunded depending on the date of withdrawal:

• 100% refunded if notification received 7 days prior to the 1st day of classes;
• 80% refunded if notification received between 7 days and the 1st day of classes;
• 40% refunded if notification received by the 2nd day of classes;
• After the 2nd day of classes, no refund can be given


Carey Centre
Phone: 604-224-4308
Next door to VST. Single or queen rooms with en-suite bathrooms and linen service. Also a limited number of fully furnished apartments.

St. Andrew’s Hall
Phone: 604-822-9720 | Email: housing@standrews.edu
Also next door to VST, St. Andrews offer summer Quad Apartments: four single, private bedrooms, two shared baths, and shared kitchen and common area, including a limited number of fully disabled-accessible.

Pacific Spirit Hostel, West Coast Suites and Walter Gage Towers
Phone: 1-888-331-4194 | Email: reservations@housing.ubc.ca

Phone: 604-222-7633 | Email: housing@triumf.ca