Tuition and Student Fees

Graduate Tuition Fees

Tuition at UBC is one of the lowest in Canada and lower than most international universities.

For domestic Graduate Students in the Experimental Medicine Program tuition is currently listed to be $4,995.78/year*.

Tuition for international Graduate Students in the Experimental Medicine Program is $8,776.74/year*. However, students who do not hold any tuition scholarship will receive the Partial Tuition Scholarship from UBC which reduces their tuition payment to the same amount as domestic Graduate Students pay.

Graduate Student Fees

All UBC students are assessed student fees. These fees help cover costs of resources available to students.

Full-time graduate students can expect to pay approximately $850 per year in student fees. Most of these fees are mandatory, but some have opt-out provisions.

U-Pass. The U-Pass is a subsidized public transit pass that is mandatory for all students who attend courses one day a week or more at any UBC location in Metro Vancouver. Rate: $147 per term ($36.75 per month).

AMS/GSS Extended Health Care Fee. The AMS/GSS Extended Health Care Insurance Plan provides coverage for expenses such as most prescription drugs, travel health insurance, vision, and dental care, in addition to basic medical covered by MSP. There are opt-out provisions for students with equivalent personal insurance. Rate: $219.31 (for students beginning in September and $146.21 (for students beginning in January).

i-Med. The i-Med fee is levied to all new international students to cover the three-month waiting period between first arriving in Canada and the start of the basic Provincial health insurance coverage (MSP). Rate: $180.

For a list of all fees, please see the UBC Calendar.

*Those numbers are subject to change without notice. For more information, please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ website on Tuition.