Undergraduate tuition fees

Tuition is calculated on a per-credit basis.

Tuition fees are in Canadian dollars and are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors each year. 

The domestic fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on December 6, 2016 and are effective on May 1, 2017. 

The international fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on December 3, 2015 and are effective on May 1, 2017.

The student fees shown were approved by the UBC Board of Governors on April 13, 2017 and are effective on September 1, 2017.

Per-credit tuition amounts 2017/18

Student status Per-credit amount Exceptions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents

$172.99

Commerce, Applied Science, Education, International Economics, Law, Pharmaceutical Sciences

International students

$1,163.76

Arts, Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, International Economics, Law, Media Studies, Social Work

Undergraduate tuition by program

Program Credits in 1st-year full course load Canadian citizens and permanent residents International students1 Student fees2

Applied Science - Engineering

Year one

35 $6,054.65 $40,731.60 $1,203.20

Applied Science - Engineering

Years two to four

35

$6,463.10

$40,731.60

$1,203.20

Architecture - Environmental Design

36

$6,227.64

$41,895.36

$1,453.87

Arts

30

$5,189.70

$34,847.10

$1,019.87

Commerce (Sauder School of Business)
Year one

30

$5,189.70

$45,089.40

$1,780.27

Commerce (Sauder School of Business)

Years two to four

30

$7,689.60

$45,089.40 $1,780.27

Computer Science

30

$5,189.70

$34,912.80

$1,016.77

Dental Hygiene

33

$5,708.67

$38,404.08

$1,106.87

Dentistry (DMD)

N/A

$17,755.38

N/A

$1,106.87

Education - NITEP

30

$5,189.70

N/A

$1,001.87

Education (11 month) - BEd teacher education

60

$11,558.40

$48,958.20

$1,001.87

Fine Arts

30

$5,189.70

$34,847.10

$1,019.87

Forestry - Forest Operations

35

$6,054.65

$40,731.60

 $1,041.87

Forestry - Forest Science

34

$5,881.66

$39,567.84

 $1,041.87

Forestry - Natural Resources Conservation

31

$5,362.69

$36,076.56

 $1,041.87

Forestry - Resources Management

30

$5,189.70

$34,912.80

 $1,041.87

Forestry - Wood Products Processing

32

$5,535.68

$37,240.32

 $1,041.87

International Economics

30

$8,302.50

$41,777.10

$1,017.83

Kinesiology

30

$5,189.70

$34,912.80

$1,021.87

Land & Food Systems - Applied Biology

32

$5,535.68

$37,240.32

$1,021.87

Land & Food Systems - Food, Nutrition and Health

32

$5,535.68

$37,240.32

$1,021.87

Land & Food Systems - Global Resource Systems

32

$5,535.68

$37,240.32

$1,021.87

Law

32

$12,148.80

$33,537.28

 $1,139.87

Master of Management Dual Degree

N/A

$28,460.00

$42,006.34

$759.38

Media Studies

30

$6,906.30

$34,847.10

$1,019.87

Medical Laboratory Science

38

$6,573.62

$44,222.88

$1,049.87

Medicine (MD)

N/A

$17,755.38

N/A

$1,049.87

Midwifery

35

$6,054.65

$40,731.60

$991.87

Music

34

$5,881.66

$32,985.78

$1,006.87

Nursing

48

$8,303.52

$55,860.48

$1,020.37

Pharmacy (Entry-to-Practice PharmD)

39

$16,112.07

N/A

$2,069.99

Science

30

$5,189.70

$34,912.80

$1,017.55

Social Work

30

$5,189.70

$34,847.10

$996.87

Urban Forestry

30

$5,189.70

$34,912.80

$1,041.87

1 International per credit rates vary based on UBC start year. Please see the International Students section on calendar.ubc.ca for more information.

2 Student fees include those for the 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

$17,755.38

N/A

$1,106.87

Education (11 month) - BEd teacher education

60

$11,558.40

$48,958.20

$1,001.87

Education: Diploma Program

30

$5,779.20

$24,479.10

$1,001.87

Law

32

$12,148.80

$33,537.28

$1,139.87

Medicine (MD)

N/A

$17,755.38

N/A

$1,049.87

1Student fees include those for the 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

$43,642.50

$1,574.87

Bachelor of Science

$43,642.50

$1,572.55

Bachelor of Management

$43,642.50

$1,574.87

Bachelor of Applied Science

$43,642.50

$1,646.20

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 $1,161.57

Applied Science

Years two to five

$184.66

Not an exception

Commerce

Year one

Not an exception

$1,502.98

Commerce

Years two to four

$256.32

$1,502.98

Education

All programs except NITEP, years one to three

$192.64

$815.97

International Economics

$276.75

$1,392.57

Law

$379.65

$1,048.04

Media Studies

$230.21

$1,161.57

Music

Not an exception

$970.17

Pharmaceutical Sciences

$255.04

N/A

Entry-to-Practice PharmD

$413.13

N/A

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