- Tuition is $18,040.53* CDN per year for domestic students (Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents) payable in three installments due at the start of July, September, and January.
- Tuition is $35,649.51* CDN per year for international students (all students requiring a Study Permit for entrance to Canada) payable in three installments due at the start of July, September, and January.
*These are fees for the 2020/21 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.
Graduate Student Fees
In addition to tuition, UBC graduate students are also assessed mandatory student fees, which include an Athletics and Recreation Fee, a public transit pass (U-Pass) fee, and membership fees for the Graduate Student Society (GSS) and the Alma Mater Society (AMS). You will also be charged for mandatory extended health and dental insurance coverage unless you can demonstrate that you already have equivalent coverage.
Non-refundable Acceptance Deposit
A non-refundable acceptance deposit of $1,000 is payable upon notification of acceptance into the MGEM program. The acceptance deposit is credited towards the first tuition installment. If the student does not commence the program, the deposit is forfeited.
Other Expenses to Plan For
Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for complete details on the cost of living in Vancouver.
In-depth information about needs-based funding such as loans, bursaries, and other types of financial aid is available from the UBC Student Services office. MGEM students may apply for UBC bursaries, but must be in receipt of full Canadian Government student loan funding and have “unmet need” after their loan funding as determined in their loan assessment. UBC bursaries are non-repayable awards. They are designed to help fill an unmet need, the gap between your assessed financial need, and available government assistance. 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
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.
MGEM Best in Class Awards
Two scholarships totaling $5,000 are available each year to the best overall graduating students in the MGEM program. The award recipients will be exemplary scholars and citizens who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and teamwork skills during their studies and show exceptional career promise in the field of Geomatics. No application is required; recipients will be notified in May each year.
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.