MSFM Tuition & Funding

Tuition is $17,941.31* 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 $30,356.57* 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.

“On-Leave” fees are $109.31** per term for domestic students and $329.56** per term for international students.  On-Leave fees are applicable for students completing the MSFM graduating requirements via the “Option 2″ timeline.

*These fees are current as of 2017/18 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. 

**On-leave fees are 2015/16 rates. Updated leave fees for 2016/17 will be posted shortly.

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.


  • 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.
  • Needs-based Funding
    In-depth information about needs-based funding such as loans, bursaries and other types of financial aid is available from the UBC Student Financial Assistance and Awards office. MSFM 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 unmet need, the gap between your assessed financial need and available government assistance.  Refer to the UBC Awards & Money Management website for complete details.