PhD Tuition, Fees & Awards

The tuition fee for the PhD degree at UBC is among the lowest in Canada for both domestic and international students. As a result, the degree offers an outstanding learning opportunity at one of the world’s top-flight universities for exceptional value.

For general information on the costs associated with doing a graduate degree at UBC and living in Vancouver, see the Tuition, Fees and Cost of Living material provided by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

** Listed tuition and student fees are subject to change pending annual review.

Tuition & Student Fees

Domestic Students

Tuition in 2020/21: $5,095.68 CDN (per year)
Student fees $899 CDN (approximately)

International Students

Tuition in 2020/21: $8,952.27 CDN (per year)
Student fees $899 CDN (approximately)

All international Ph.D. students are automatically considered for the International Tuition Award of approximately $3,200.00 per year for the duration of the student's Ph.D. program.  There is no separate application  for the International Tuition Award.

Full details are available in the Fees section of the UBC Calendar.


Award information is available on our Graduate Funding & Awards, Research-Based Programs page.