Undergraduate tuition fees

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.

The domestic fees below were approved by the Board in April 2016 and are effective on May 1, 2016. These domestic fees are subject to change, pending Board approval of new fees in April 2017. 

The international fees below were approved in December 2015, and are effective May 1, 2016 for new incoming students. For planning purposes, new incoming students can expect a maximum 5% annual increase in tuition. For continuing international students, there will be a 3% increase for students who entered their degree program between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, and a 2% increase for students who entered their degree program prior to May 1, 2015.

Fees are calculated on a per-credit basis and are in Canadian dollars. To calculate the total cost of a program, please use the Cost Calculator.

Per-credit tuition amounts

Student status Per-credit amount Exceptions

Domestic students

 $169.60

Commerce (years 2-4), Applied Science, Education, International Economics, Law, Pharmaceutical Sciences

International students 1

 $1,011.97

Commerce, Education, International Economics, Law, Media Studies

 This amount has been adjusted from the 2015/16 amount to reflect a 15% cost-of-living increase.

Undergraduate tuition by program

Program Credits in 1st-year full course load Domestic students International students Student fees1

Applied Science - Engineering

35

 $5,936.00

 $35,418.95

 $1,176.66

Architecture - Environmental Design

36

 $6,105.60

 $36,430.92

 $1,428.15

Arts

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $996.15

Commerce (Sauder School of Business)

30

 $7,538.70

 $36,519.90

 $1,741.85

Computer Science

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $993.05

Dental Hygiene

33

 $5,596.80

 $33,395.01

 $1,083.15

Dentistry (DMD)

 N/A

 $17,407.24

 N/A

 $1,083.15

Education - NITEP

30

 $5,088.00

 N/A

 $978.15

Education (12 month) - BEd teacher education

60

 $11,331.60

 $48,958.20

 $978.15

Fine Arts

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $996.15

Forestry - Forest Operations

35

 $5,936.00

 $35,418.95

 $1,018.15

Forestry - Forest Science

34

 $5,766.40

 $34,406.98

 $1,018.15

Forestry - Natural Resources Conservation

31

 $5,257.60

 $31,371.07

 $1,018.15

Forestry - Resources Management

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $1,018.15

Forestry - Wood Products Processing

32

 $5,427.20

 $32,383.04

 $1,018.15

International Economics

30

 $8,139.60

 $36,396.60

 $993.62

Kinesiology

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $998.15

Land & Food Systems - Applied Biology

32

 $5,427.20

 $32,383.04

 $998.15

Land & Food Systems - Food, Nutrition and Health

32

 $5,427.20

 $32,383.04

 $998.15

Land & Food Systems - Global Resource Systems

32

 $5,427.20

 $32,383.04

 $998.15

Law

32

 $11,910.72

 $29,162.88

 $1,116.15

Master of Management Dual Degree

 N/A

 $27,902.00

 $40,782.85

 $741.11

Media Studies

30

 $6,771.00

 $30,359.10

 $996.15

Medical Laboratory Science

38

 $6,444.80

 $38,454.86

 $1,026.15

Medicine (MD)

 N/A

 $17,407.24

 N/A

 $1,026.15

Midwifery

35

 $5,936.00

 $35,418.95

 $968.15

Music

34

 $5,766.40

 $31,414.98

 $983.15

Nursing

48

 $8,140.80

 $48,574.56

 $996.65

Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD)

39

 $15,796.17

 N/A

 $2,025.31

Science

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $993.45

Social Work

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $973.15

Urban Forestry

30

 $5,088.00

 $30,359.10

 $1,018.15

Student fees include those for the Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, and more. These fees apply to all students.

Post-baccalaureate programs

Program Credits in full 1st-year course load Domestic students International students  Student fees1

Dentistry (DMD)

N/A

 $17,407.24

N/A

 $1,083.15

Education (12 month) - BEd teacher education

60

 $11,331.60

 $48,958.20

 $978.15

Education: Diploma Program

30

 $5,665.80

 $24,479.10

 $978.15

Law

32

 $11,910.72

 $29,162.88

 $1,116.15

Medicine (MD)

N/A

 $17,407.24

N/A

 $1,026.15

Student fees include those for the Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, and more. These fees apply to all students.

 

Vantage college

Programs Minimum program fees Student fees1 Supplemental term fee2

Bachelor of Arts

 $37,950.00

 $1,551.15

 $6,325.00

Bachelor of Science

 $37,950.00

 $1,548.45

 $6,325.00

Bachelor of Management

 $37,950.00

 $1,551.15

 $6,325.00

Bachelor of Applied Science

 $37,950.00

 $1,621.66

 $6,325.00

Student fees include those for the Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, and more. These fees apply to all students.

2The supplemental term fee reflects the cost of an additional term in the Vantage One program in the case where a student needs to repeat one or more courses. If the student does not require the additional term, this fee is not applied.

Tuition amount exceptions

Program  Year Per-credit amount
(Domestic students)
Per-credit amount
(International students)

Applied Science

Years two to five

 

 $181.04

 Not an exception

Commerce

Year one

 

 Not an exception

 $1,217.33

Commerce

Years two to four

 $251.29

 $1,217.33

Education

All programs except NITEP, years one to three

 $188.86

 $815.97

International Economics

 

 

 $271.32

 $1,213.22

Law

 

 

 $372.21

 $911.34

Media Studies

 

 

 $225.70

 $1,011.97

Music

 

 

 Not an exception

 $923.97

Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

 

 $250.04

 N/A

Entry-to-Practice PharmD

 

 

 $405.03

 N/A