Undergraduate tuition fees

Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

The domestic fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on December 5, 2017, and are effective on May 1, 2018. 

The international fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on December 3, 2015, and are effective on May 1, 2018.

The student fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on April 19, 2018, and are effective on September 1, 2018.

Per-credit tuition amounts 2018/19

Student status Per-credit amount Exceptions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents

$176.45

  • Applied Science
  • Commerce
  • Design in Architecture
  • International Economics
  • Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
  • Education
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

International students

$1,256.33

  • Applied Science
  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Design in Architecture
  • Education
  • Environmental Design
  • Fine Arts
  • International Economics
  • Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

Undergraduate tuition by program

Program

Credits in first-year full course load

Canadian citizens and permanent residents

International students

Student fees1

Applied Science - Engineering

35

$6,175.75

$44,462.95

$1,226.79

Architecture - Environmental Design

30

$5,293.50

$36,657.60

$1,474.83

Arts

30

$5,293.50

$36,588.30

$1,038.83

Commerce (Sauder School of Business)

30

$5,293.50

$47,343.60

$1,815.00

Computer Science

30

$5,293.50

$37,689.90

$1,037.00

Dental Hygiene

33

$5,822.85

$41,458.89

$1,125.83

Dentistry (DMD)

N/A

$18,110.49

N/A

$1,125.83

Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism

30

$8,700.00

$38,700.00

$1,360.83

Education - NITEP

30

$5,293.50

N/A

$1,020.83

Education (11 month) - BEd teacher education

60

$11,789.40

$48,958.20

$1,020.83

Fine Arts

30

$5,293.50

$36,588.30

$1,038.83

Forestry - Forest Operations

35

$6,175.75

$43,971.55

$1,060.83

Forestry - Forest Science

34

$5,999.30

$42,715.22

$1,060.83

Forestry - Natural Resources Conservation

31

$5,469.95

$38,946.23

$1,060.83

Forestry - Resources Management

30

$5,293.50

$37,689.90

$1,060.83

Forestry - Wood Products Processing

32

$5,646.40

$40,202.56

$1,060.83

International Economics

30

$8,468.70

$44,261.10

$1,037.31

Kinesiology

30

$5,293.50

$37,689.90

$1,040.83

Land & Food Systems - Applied Biology

32

$5,646.40

$40,202.56

$1,040.83

Land & Food Systems - Food, Nutrition and Health

32

$5,646.40

$40,202.56

$1,040.83

Land & Food Systems - Global Resource Systems

32

$5,646.40

$40,202.56

$1,040.83

Law

32

$12,391.68

$34,541.76

$1,158.83

Master of Management Dual Degree

N/A

$29,029.00

$43,266.53

$766.14

Media Studies

30

$7,044.30

$36,588.30

$1,038.83

Medical Laboratory Science

38

$6,705.10

$47,740.54

$1,068.83

Medicine (MD)

N/A

$18,110.49

N/A

$1,068.83

Midwifery

35

$6,175.75

$43,971.55

$1,010.83

Music

34

$5,999.30

$34,635.12

$1,025.83

Nursing

30

$5,293.50

$36,657.60

$1,039.33

Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD)

39

$16,434.21

N/A

$2,110.46

Science

30

$5,293.50

$37,689.90

$1,037.00

Social Work

30

$5,293.50

$36,588.30

$1,015.83

Urban Forestry

30

$5,293.50

$37,689.90

$1,060.83

1Student fees include fees for Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, etc. 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

$18,110.49

N/A

$1,125.83

Education (11 month) - BEd teacher education

60

$11,789.40

$48,958.20

$1,020.83

Education: Diploma Program

30

$5,894.70

$24,479.10

$1,020.83

Law

32

$12,391.68

$34,541.76

$1,158.83

Medicine (MD)

N/A

$18,110.49

N/A

$1,068.83

1Student fees include fees for Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, etc. These fees apply to all students.

Vantage college

Programs Minimum program fees Student fees1

Bachelor of Arts

 $48,006.75

 $1,593.83

Bachelor of Science

$50,188.88

 $1,592.00

Bachelor of Management

$50,188.88

 $1,349.14

Bachelor of Applied Science

 $50,188.88

 $1,667.79

1Student fees include those for the Alma Mater Society, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, etc. These fees apply to all students.

Tuition amount exceptions

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

Arts, Fine Arts, Social Work

Not an exception

 $1,219.61

Applied Science Year one Not an exception $1,270.37

Applied Science

Years two to five

 $188.35

$1,270.37

Commerce

Year one

Not an exception

 $1,578.12

Commerce

Years two to four

 $261.45

 $1,578.12

Education

All programs except NITEP, years one to three

 $196.49

 $815.97

International Economics

 $282.29

 $1,475.37

Law

 $387.24

 $1,079.43

Media Studies

 $234.81

 $1,219.61

Music

Not an exception

 $1,018.68

Pharmaceutical Sciences

 $260.14

N/A

Entry-to-Practice PharmD

 $421.39

N/A

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