The UBC Board of Governors approves fees, including tuition, program, course, special, and student society fees, each year in consultation with students. Fees are subject to change. Please refer to the UBC Academic Calendar for undergraduate and graduate tuition fees for the current academic year, as well as details on student and student society fees, their due dates, and important policies, including late payments and refunds.

Books and related supply costs can vary significantly depending on book purchases, material/shop purchases, and printing purchases. The minimum you might expect per year is $1,000.

Scholarships + awards

Scholarships and awards recognize outstanding entering, continuing, and graduating students. The list below includes our faculty-recommended awards, as well as student-initiated awards that you must apply for yourself.

You can find additional award and scholarship opportunities and resources on the Student Services and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies websites.


Grants allow us to support students who want to explore opportunities beyond their required course of study. Our faculty review each grant proposal and award funds on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other financial assistance

Student loans and bursaries

The Canadian and US governments offer student loans to help you pay for your post-secondary education. To determine if you are eligible to apply, visit Student Services.

Bursaries are non-repayable funds that are available to eligible students based on unmet financial need. The UBC Bursary Program is open to domestic students with student loans and demonstrated unmet financial need.


We are committed to providing employment opportunities for our students. Internally, we hire teaching and research assistants, communications and technology support, reading room and materials library assistants, and, occasionally, event assistants. We post these opportunities on our website and include notices in our weekly newsletter. Externally, we place co-op students in offices internationally.

The UBC Work Learn program also aims to support and subsidize meaningful work experiences on campus. All current UBC students are eligible for this program, which provides many opportunities for you to develop professional skills and actively learn in a work environment.

Financial planning

Financial awareness and planning can go a long way when it comes to managing debt and the many expenses associated with your post-secondary studies. Student Services maintains a great financial toolkit and list of resources to help steer you in the right direction. They also offer one-on-one financial advising and can help you come up with a plan to get your finances under control.

Financial emergencies

Enrolment Services offers advising and financial support for students experiencing a financial emergency. They may be able to help with a financial hardship brought on by unforeseen circumstances, such as a medical emergency, unexpected change in living situation, or a death in the family. Contact Enrolment Services to set up an appointment or for more information.