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Tuition fees at UBC are among the lowest in North America. Information regarding tuition and other fees can change without notice and we provide the information below as a general guide only. For current tuition fee information please consult the online calendar.
As of June 6, 2016 annual tuition fees for full-time students are:
Studying abroad and life in a new city can be rather costly but, there are always options, and coming to UBC is one way to afford the education you desire while living in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Canadian Immigration estimates that you should have at a minimum, $12,000.00 (CDN) in addition to your tuition fees per year, in order to afford living expenses during your program of studies. Ideally, you should allow between $13,500 and $19,000 for living expenses as living in Vancouver can get expensive.
If you are an exceptional candidate, you may automatically** qualify for an International Tuition Award (ITA). This scholarship is available for international graduate students registered in full-time research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs. The scholarship assists students with tuition fees up to $8270.55 per year. For more information please visit the International Tuition Award website.
**Automatically means that you do not have to apply; you will be considered automatically if your grades reflect that you are an outstanding student. The scholarship will be automatically applied towards your tuition fees
Tuition is paid in 3 installments (September/January/May). The above fees are for tuition only and do not include any activity or other graduate student fees.
All graduate students are required to pay student fees in addition to tuition fees. For a list of current student fees, please consult the online calendar and select "Fees" from the sidebar.The first installment of tuition fees for new graduate students must be paid by the beginning of the first month of the term for which the student is registering. Upon arrival, it is best that you have at least enough money available to pay your first installment of tuition, otherwise you will not be able to register for courses. We are not able to process Research and Teaching Assistantships until your actual arrival.