BC residents 65 years of age or older are eligible to apply through Access Studies to take courses for general interest if they meet the following requirements:
- They are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
- They do not hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.
Tuition costs for senior citizens
Normally, senior citizens do not pay tuition or student fees, except for Distance Education administrative course fees and programs within Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or any faculty or school where existing facilities and resources are limited.
Find up-to-date administrative course fees for Distance Education on the Academic Calendar.
If you wish to opt in to the full suite of student fees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expect to pay about $100 to $150 per course for course materials, which are available through the UBC Bookstore.
How to apply as a senior citizen
Follow the same application instructions as mentioned above, then email email@example.com with proof of your date of birth, such as a photocopy of a passport or driver's license. Include your UBC reference or student number.