MSc / MASc Tuition & Funding

Tuition is $4,995.78* 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 $8,776.74* 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).  Eligible international students receive the International Tuition Award which is valued at up to $3,200 per year.
*These are fees for the 2019/20 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’ll also be charged for mandatory extended health and dental insurance coverage, unless you can demonstrate that you already have equivalent coverage.

Other Expenses to Plan For

Please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for complete details on cost of living in Vancouver.

Funding and Scholarships

Funding availability should be discussed with prospective supervisors prior to submitting a program application.  We require supervisors have available a minimum 2-year Master’s funding package of $18,200 annually.  Some faculty may require prospective students to secure awards or scholarships to form part or all of the funding package. Refer to our financial support page for specific information and further details about awards, financial aid and research funding opportunities.
Mastercard Foundation Scholarship – UBC has partnered with the MasterCard Foundation to provide full scholarships to academically promising undergraduate and graduate students (at the Master’s level) from Sub-Saharan Africa.   The vision of the program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have demonstrated a “give-back” commitment and who seek to use their education to contribute to the transformation of the continent. Complete details, including eligibility requirements and application information and deadlines can be found on the UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program website.