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Fees and Expenses

All graduate students pay both general and tuition fees each year. The tuition fees listed below are effective 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015, and are subject to change without notice.

Tuition Fees

All students are assessed tuition fees. Tuition and general fees must be paid no later than the deadline date indicated for the annual registration month. For information on how to pay your fees, please visit the Enrolment Services website at

Thesis-based students: All students in the first year of a thesis-based degree (master's or doctoral) program are assessed program fees.

All students in a Doctor of Philosophy degree are assessed program fees until the term immediately following successful completion of a candidacy exam (Spring/Summer are counted as one term). In all subsequent years, students will be assessed continuing fees. All program and continuing fees are pro-rated over four terms: one-third in Fall, one-third in Winter, one-sixth in Spring and one-sixth in Summer as posted on the FGS website at:

Tuition Canadian and Permanent Residents

International Students

Program Fee for PhD and Masters (except MBA) $5,593.50


MBA Thesis $11,463.12


Continuing Fees $1,627.38


Visiting Students who take courses are assessed general fees and tuition fees on a per course basis. Visiting students who are doing research but are not taking courses are assessed part-time general fees and a tuition fee equivalent to one graduate half course, unless participating in the Canadian Graduate Student Research Mobility Agreement. See A.3 Admission Categories for further information.

Course-based students: Students in most course-based master's programs pay tuition fees on a per course basis, in the first and in subsequent years. Students in course-based programs are assessed tuition fees by course, based on the level of the course. Some programs may charge additional program fees, refer to the Program-Specific Fee table.

Please note that differential fees are assessed for MBA courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business, for undergraduate courses in the Cumming School of Medicine and for undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Law. All students who take these courses are required to pay the differential fee. Students in thesis programs who take courses with differential fee assessments will be required to pay the differential fee assessment in addition to their normal program or continuing fees.

Course-based Tuition

Canadian/Permanent Residents

International Students
Graduate Half-Course Fee (except MBA)


Graduate Full-Course Fee (except MBA) $1,429.56 $3,245.28
MBA Half-Course Fee – Total without market modifier**


MBA Half-Course Fee – Total with market modifier**
$1,623.12 $2,880.78

Students who audit courses pay half the above course fees. For courses with a differential fee assessment, for example, MBA courses, a student who audits a course pays half the current course fee and half the current differential fee.

**The Government approved market modifier for the MBA program was implemented in Fall of 2011 with MBA students admitted in or after Fall 2011 being assessed the higher of the fees as noted above. Students who are enrolled in a program other than MBA taking MBA courses offered by the Haskayne School of Business will be assessed the MBA Half-Course fee differential with market modifier beginning Fall 2011 regardless of year in program.

International Students: Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are required to pay a differential fee. The required additional fees must be paid at the same time as the regular tuition and general fees.

International students whose immigration status changes will be required to provide proof of the new status before a change in fee assessment will be made. A change in a student's immigration status will not alter the student's fee assessment unless appropriate notification is submitted to Faculty of Graduate Studies on or before the deadline date for payment of fees for the current term.

Academic Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars (not to be interpreted as visiting students) are eligible to audit courses without payment of fees, and are not required to seek admission to the University, but must obtain written permission from the instructor of the course on a "Permission to Audit" form obtainable from Enrolment Services. Such audits will not be recorded on an official transcript. Academic staff and visiting scholars who wish to have an audit course recorded on an official transcript must pay the regular audit course fees.