Tuition is $19,420.20* CDN per year for domestic students (Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents), divided into three installments payable at the beginning of each term (first week of September, January, and May).

Tuition is $35,854.35* CDN per year for international students (all students requiring a Study Permit for entrance to Canada), divided into three installments payable at the beginning of each term (first week of September, January, and May).

*These are fees for the 2021/22 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 MIF 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

  • Travel and related expenses for the placement/project are not covered by tuition. They should budget at minimum $2000-$3000 CAD for this required component of the degree, and more depending on the location of the placement they pursue.
  • Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for complete details on tuition, student fees, and the cost of living in Vancouver.


Up to 10 Placement Awards valued at $1,000 each are available to MIF students. Allocation is based on (1) potential cost of travel; (2) placement length; (3) the placement’s relevance to forest policy; (4) grades obtained in MIF course work. When applying for the Placement Award, students must address each of the criteria. Specific application instructions will be distributed to the MIF cohort in the Fall Term

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. MIF 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.

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.

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.

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.

The UBC Forestry MIF Program is a Participating Program with the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP).  The JJWBGSP enables mid-career professionals from developing countries and Japan to complete graduate degrees in development-related fields. Eligibility requirements (website) include; being a national of a World Bank member country, hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) earned at least three years before the date of the JJWBGSP application deadline, at least 3 years of paid development-related employment since earning a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent university degree) acquired within the past 6 years from the date of the JJWBGSP application deadline, and have a full non-conditional offer to a Participating Program (UBC MIF). MIF applicants intending to apply for the JJWBGSP scholarship must submit a complete MIF application by February 15 (one month prior to UBC published deadline of March 15).  MIF applicants will be required to show they have met JJWBGSP eligibility standards as part of a complete submission.  Visit the JJWBGSP website for up-to-date information on JJWBGSP application deadlines (historically April).  The JJWBGSP application process is not administered by UBC. Questions – please email Forestry CBM Applications


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