BC residents 65 years of age or over who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and do not hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution are eligible to apply through Access Studies to take courses for general interest.
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.
See 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 – $150 per course for course materials, which are available through the UBC Bookstore.
How to apply as a senior citizen
Follow the application instructions above and send proof of your date of birth, such as a photocopy of a passport or driver's license, and your UBC reference or student number by emailing email@example.com.