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Graduate Studies Calendar 2016-2017 Fees and Expenses C.2 Tuition Fees
C.2 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

Students in a thesis-based degree (master's or doctoral) program are assessed annual tuition fees.

Students in thesis-based master's programs (excluding MBA) are assessed full tuition fees for the first year. After the first year, annual continuing fees will apply. Students in the thesis-based MBA program are assessed full tuition fees in both the first and second years. After the second year, continuing fees will apply (see C.3 Program-Specific 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 Doctor of Philosophy programs are assessed full tuition fees until the term immediately following admission to candidacy (Spring/Summer are counted as one term). For information on admission to candidacy, see section K. Candidacy. In all subsequent years, students will be assessed annual continuing 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.

The fees below are annual and apply to all thesis-based programs except for those specified in C.3 Program-Specific Fees.

  Canadian and Permanent Residents

International Students

Full fees (except MBA) $5,593.50


Full fees (thesis-based MBA) $11,463.12


Continuing Fees $1,627.38


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 may be assessed for courses offered by certain faculties or programs. 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 regular full or continuing fees.

The fees below apply to all course-based programs except for those specified in C.3 Program-Specific Fees.


Canadian/Permanent Residents

International Students
Graduate 3 units (half-course) fee


Graduate 6 units (full course) fee $1,429.56 $3,245.28

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 will be assessed half the current course fee and half the current differential fee.

International Students

Students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada are required to pay an international 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.

Visiting Students

Visiting students who take courses are assessed general fees and tuition fees on a per course basis.

Visiting student researchers are assessed a program fee. See A.3 Admission Categories for further information on the admission process.

Academic Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

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.