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How much does the MPH program cost?

  • Application Fee: Application fees for domestic applicants is $102.00 CAD and for international applicants is $165.00 CAD. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.
  • Domestic Full-Time Students: Tuition for one year is payable in three installments a year of approximately CAD$1,600.60, in September, January and May. In the second year, if students complete the program early (eg. by December), they will not have to pay the last January/May installments. A minimum of three installments must be paid in total.
  • International Graduate Student Fees will change from year to year and are set by the University. International Student Master’s Graduate Student Fees for 2017 are payable in three installments of approximately CAD$4,236.77. We anticipate that tuition for international students for the September 2018 intake will increase to approximately CAD$5,304.50 each installment. A minimum of three installments must be paid in total.
  • Mandatory UBC student fees are additional and estimated at approximately CAD$900.00 per year. You can find out more about student fees here and here.

Please note that all costs are approximate and subject to change. The figures below are up-to-date as of April 2017. Please check the UBC website for current exact Tuition Fees.

Financial Resources

The UBC MPH program is partnering with the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UBC for 2017/18. This program provides funding for academically talented, yet economically marginalized students from sub-Saharan Africa to come to UBC. Please note that this is a competitive process and they set their own deadlines, separate from the MPH deadlines. More information about applying to the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program can be found here and any questions should be directed to them.

Funding may be available to some students in the form of scholarships, bursaries, and student loans. Students who are paying full time fees are eligible to apply for student loans.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for merit-based graduate awards. Visit its website for detailed information. Graduate students who have questions about need-based funding should visit the Student Financial Assistance and Awards website. There are also some teaching and research assistantships that are available in the UBC MPH Program. SPPH also has internal awards that are given to students throughout the year.

Aboriginal students can check the Awards for Aboriginal Students page for funding opportunities specifically for First Nations, Metis, or Inuit students, as well as the Financial Planning and Awards section of the Aboriginal portal for further funding information including details about Band Sponsorship.

In addition, funding opportunities which will be particularly relevant to MPH students include: