Tuition & Funding

  • $21,224.16* CDN for domestic students (Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents) payable in four installments (or eight for part-time students) due at the start of July, September, January and May.
  • $38,984.40* CDN for international students payable in four installments (or eight for part-time students) due at the start of July, September, January and May.

* These fees are current as of the 2023/24 academic year. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. All fees are subject to adjustment by UBC at any time; for more information on tuition and other fees, please refer to the UBC Calendar.

The UBC Faculty of Forestry will offer full-time international students $10k scholarships (limited number of awards).

Graduate Student Fees

As this is an online program MUFL students are not assessed student fees. This means that AMS/GSS health and dental plan coverage is not provided, nor is access to the U-Pass transit program.

Non-refundable Acceptance Deposit

A non-refundable acceptance deposit of $1,000 is payable upon notification of acceptance into the MUFL program. The acceptance deposit is credited towards the first tuition installment. If the student does not commence the program, the deposit is forfeited.


Needs-based Funding

Student Aid BC does not allow student loans for programs without an on-campus equivalent. As MUFL is currently 100% online it is not eligible at this time. Access the UBC student website for further information about student loans. A limited number of awards for specific student groups are available at UBC, refer to the UBC Student Services Awards Scholarships and Bursaries website for complete details.

Binkley Family Graduate Scholarship

Four scholarships totalling approximately $11,000 are available each year to outstanding graduate students in the Faculty of Forestry enrolled in one of the Faculty’s Professional Master’s degree programs (MIF, MSFM, MGEM, MUFL). A scholarship is awarded to one student in each program with high academic standing (minimum 85% overall average at the end of Fall Term) and also demonstrating exceptional engagement and leadership within their cohort. No application is required; recipients are notified in mid-January each year.

Course-based Master’s Graduate Student Professional Development Fund

Deadline: None

The Course-based Master’s (CBM) Graduate Student Professional Development Fund provides funding support for students enrolled in MF, MIF, MGEM, MSFM or MUFL program to participate in person or virtual professional development (workshop, course or conference) directly related to their area of study. It cannot be used toward internship expenses or student workshops. CBM graduate students are eligible to use the fund once during their degree (one activity) to a maximum of $600 per student. Funding is limited each year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. See the application form for complete eligibility details and procedure and payment information.

Forestry Indigenous Grad Student Entrance Scholarship

The Faculty of Forestry makes available annual funds for two scholarships, up to $10,000 each, for Indigenous students entering any of UBC Forestry’s Master’s programs or PhD program. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply but priority is given to those whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations (Status and non-Status), Métis or Inuit students and may include Aboriginal students from Alaska and the northern states of the USA. Scholarship applicants must be starting their first Master’s or PhD program at UBC Forestry and have a confirmed Offer of Admission for the coming academic year. If in any given year there are no eligible incoming students, UBC Forestry reserves the right to open the competition to a continuing Indigenous graduate student(s) in good academic standing. Assessment is made through a review of the student’s program application file, as well as a Statement of Interest document for the scholarship. Full application instructions and deadlines are sent to incoming students in early July each year, and the recipient will be selected and notified by the end of August.

Indigenous Graduate Fellowship

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to master and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Please note that the Indigenous Graduate Fellowship was known as the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship until 2023.

Learn More

Questions about award payments? Please check out the Funding & Award Opportunities section on the Graduate FAQs webpage , or email