Tuition and Financial Resources

Tuition and Fees

Fees Canadian Citizens/Permanent Residents International (study permit)
Program fee 1 $10,395.18  $35,800.98
Tuition per instalment ² $1,732.53  $5,966.83


All costs quoted in Canadian funds and are current as of the 2021 academic year. Program fees are for six instalments. Fees, including tuition based on year of entry, are approved by the Board of Governors following consultation with students and are subject to change. Continuing fees are assessed after instalment 6.

² We have designed our MPH Program to be completed in two years. Annual tuition is paid in three installments/year, and all 2019 and onward students will pay a minimum of six installments.

  • See UBC fees in the Academic Calendar for more information.
  • All fees are payable in three instalments per year, at the beginning of September, January and May.
  • Upon accepting an offer of admission to the program, a $250 (non-refundable and non-transferable) acceptance deposit in Canadian currency is required. This deposit will be credited towards your tuition.

Financial Resources

Funding may be available to some students in the form of scholarships, bursaries, and student loans. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is responsible for merit-based graduate awards. Students who are paying full time fees are eligible to apply for student loans and can access information on needs-based funding through UBC Student Services.

Within the School, there are teaching and research assistant positions available along with internal awards adjudicated throughout the year.

There are dedicated awards as follows:
Indigenous students: Funding opportunities specifically for First Nations, Metis, or Inuit students, as well as the Financial Planning and Awards section of the Indigenous portal for further funding information including details about Band Sponsorship.

MasterCard Foundation Scholars (MCF) Program: Provides funding for academically talented, yet economically marginalized students from sub-Saharan Africa to come to UBC. The MCF is a competitive process and has separate deadlines from the MPH program.

Funding opportunities particularly relevant to MPH students also include: