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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Tuition and General Fees P.1 Undergraduate and Graduate Fees P.1.2 Graduate Tuition and General Fees
P.1.2 Graduate Tuition and General Fees

Graduate students are assessed tuition and general fees as listed below. Refer to the Academic Schedule for payment deadlines.

Students pay the fees applicable to the term in which their studies begin, regardless of when they received their letter of admission to the program.

Thesis-Based Students

Students in a thesis-based degree (master's or doctoral) program are assessed annual tuition fees. All tuition fees are pro-rated over four terms: one-third in Fall, one-third in Winter, one-sixth in Spring and one-sixth in Summer.

Students in thesis programs who register in courses with differential fees or additional program fees will be required to pay the extra fees in addition to the thesis tuition rates.

Course-Based Students

Students in most course-based graduate programs pay tuition fees on a per course basis. Some programs may charge additional program fees (refer to the Program-Specific Fee table).

Many course-based programs charge differential fees. Students who take courses with a differential rate are required to pay the differential fee.

Regular Graduate Program Tuition Fees

The fees below apply to all programs unless a differential rate is specified in P.1.2.1 Graduate Program-Specific Fees.

Canadian/Permanent Residents

International Students

Admitted to begin May 2020 or later
Students admitted to begin prior to May 2020*
Admitted to begin May 2020 or later
Students admitted to begin prior to May 2020*

Thesis-based tuition fees (annual)




Continuing Fee (annual)

1.5-unit course





3-unit course





Course-based: 6-unit course




Audit fee
(per 3 units)
$437.82 $429.66



*Students admitted to begin studies prior to May 2020: Students in PhD programs are assessed tuition fees until the term immediately following admission to candidacy (Spring/Summer are counted as one term). Once admitted to candidacy, students will be assessed the annual continuing fee. Students in thesis-based master's programs (excluding MBA and those listed in P.1.2.1 Graduate Program-Specific Fees) are assessed tuition fees for the first year. After the first year, annual continuing fees will apply.

Graduate Student General Fees

General fees are assessed on either a per-term or annual basis depending on the type of fee. All registered students must pay the fees as assessed.

Fees assessed per term



Distance Delivery

Campus Recreation








Student Services Fee



Assessed based on full-time or part-time status

Fees assessed annually

Full-Time Part-Time Distance Delivery

Group Insurance




Graduate Bursary Donation

$10.00 $10.00 $10.00

General Fees Assessed on Behalf of Third Parties

Full-Time Part-Time Distance Delivery

City of Calgary U-Pass (per term)


Spring/Summer 2022

Fall/Winter 2022/23

Graduate Students Association (GSA)
(per 12 months)

$176.84 $147.00 Assessed based on full-time or part-time status

GSA Health Insurance (per 12 months)


GSA Dental Insurance (per 12 months)