Tuition and Awards

Graduate Program Tuition

The graduate program tuition fees for domestic and international students, are listed below. Please confirm prices on the UBC Tuition website for any updates or changes to the fees, as tuition changes can vary from year to year.


Installments per year

Domestic (per installment)

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(Schedule A)





Please note the program cannot provide an estimate for a total cost of the program.

The above installments can be used as a guide; for example, an international student who took two years to complete the program would be six installments at approximately $23,869.50. This does not include UBC student and administrative fees.


Research assistantships. Individual professors may have research projects for which they require students as research assistants (sometimes directly related to the student’s own thesis research). It is best to speak to individual faculty members about these possibilities. Some positions are advertised on the School website here.

Teaching assistantships. OEH students who have completed the first year of graduate courses may apply for teaching assistantships. Each assistantship pays $1,000 to $4,500 per term per course depending on the number of hours required per week.

Work Learn Positions. Faculty members,the Laboratory and the School office sometimes offer Work Learn placements, available to students. These positions are posted and filled at the beginning of each academic year. A more detailed description of this program is available on the UBC Student Services website.

Should students chose the Project Option, you will be eligible for paid employment with the co-op employer.

Awards for OEH students

Please see the main SPPH website for more information on Student Awards and Funding here

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI)
The most meritorious students, domestic or international, entering the School are eligible for consideration for University of British Columbia awards or funding through the Graduate Support Initiative. The MSc OEH admissions committee considers every application for these awards. The monetary value and number of awards available varies each year.

AL Riegert Award.
Given to the full-time student with the highest average in 15 credits of a minimum of 18 core course credits taken in the first year of the MSc program. This award value is approximately $1000.

UFFI Action Association Bursary
A bursary has been endowed by the Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation Action Association, a group of concerned home-owners who had UFFI installed in their homes. The award is made on the recommendation of the School of Population and Public Health to a student investigating toxic chemicals and pollutants, with particular emphasis on their effects on human health. Students who have recently completed research or studies in this field should apply in writing by October 1 to the Administrative Assistant in the School of Population and Public Health. A copy of a recent paper on the relevant topics or a description of current studies should be included.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards
Research Training Awards are available to highly-qualified graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level. To qualify, students need to be engaged in full-time research training, with a focus on occupational illness, injury, and disability.
Awards include a $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. In making funding decisions, we consider academic standing, the proposed research project, the research training environment, and letters of reference.
Click here for more information.

Roberta Ellis Award for Excellence in the Study and Practice of Occupational and Environmental Health
This award, supported by the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety and WorkSafeBC and in the future by WorkSafeBC, is awarded annually to an SPPH student who has demonstrated excellence in coursework, practicum, or research in the area of occupational and environmental health. The award was initiated to honour the longstanding support of Roberta Ellis in the education and training of students in this area.

AIHA Foundation Scholarships
There are many scholarships available from AIHA. Please click here to see the list.

CCOHS Scholarship Award
Awarded annually, this $3,000 national scholarship is available to any student enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an occupational health and safety related course or program leading to an occupational health and safety certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada. Programs include mine safety, occupational or industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, safety management or other related safety degree program. Click here for more information.