The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies


Tuition Fees

International Students:$904 - $90,056

Notes for Canadian Students:

UBC offers competitive funding to successful applicants, including a minimum funding guarantee for PhD candidates. You may review all funding details, including a searchable database of competitions, at

Notes for International Students:

UBC strives to attract the best applicants from around the world to its programs. For outstanding applicants without other funding support UBC provides the International Tuition Award that will provide up to $3,200 tuition fee support each year, which will bring down the international tuition for research-based programs to almost the same amount that domestic students pay.

Other notable awards available to international students are

International Doctoral Fellowship

The International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program supports top international students who are starting UBC-V doctoral programs. The fellowship provides funding for a total of five years: a $30,000 stipend plus tuition for four years and a minimum $18,000 funding package (from the recipient's supervisor/department/Faculty, comprising awards, teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships) for the fifth year.

Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)

The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program will ensure UBC's best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students are provided with financial support of at least $18,200 per year plus tuition for up to four years of their Doctoral studies.

You may use this UBC database to identify dozens of other award competitions open to international students:

Supplementary Fees 2024 - 2025

Application fee

NOTE: Canadians (and Permanent Residents, Refugees, Diplomats): (CDN) $112.00
International Applicants: (CDN) $168.25

Student Fees

NOTE: Full-time graduate students can expect to pay approximately $1057 per year in student fees (including the U-Pass).

AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan

NOTE: This fee is not mandatory.

Modified on September 12, 2022