PhD Tuition & Funding

Tuition is $4,707.66* 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 $8,270.58* 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 fees are current as of 2016/17 academic year.  All fees are subject to adjustment by UBC at any time; for more information on tuition and other fees, refer to Vancouver academic 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Be sure to check out our financial support page for details about awards, financial aid and research funding opportunities.