Fees & Expenses

Application Fee

A non-refundable $137.50 CAD fee is required prior to the application being processed. Please note that the electronic application requires payment of an application fee using MasterCard or Visa only. Application fees cannot be deferred and are only valid for the academic year in which you apply.

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition fees are payable in four equal installments in the first week of September, January, May and the last September of the program. Upon receipt of an offer of admission, you will be required to submit a non-refundable and non-transferable $5,000 deposit in Canadian currency. Per UBC policy, application fees and tuition fees are allowed to be paid by credit card, but tuition installments must be paid by one of the methods listed on this page. Tuition is subject to UBC Board of Governor’s approval, and the university may adjust fees at any time with limited notice.

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents
  $47,500 CAD*
International Students
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  $76,981 CAD*

* Subject to UBC Board of Governor’s approval. The university may adjust fees at any time with limited notice.

Fees Breakdown and Living Expenses

These are estimated costs of living in Vancouver in the UBC MBA program. The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits.  Note that all expenses are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

For international tuition and expenses, please see International Students

Full-time MBA






  Student Fees
* includes U-PASS & AMS Extended Health insurance
  MBA Student Building Fee
  MBA Society Fee
  Global Immersion Experience
  Global Immersion Experience Administration Fee
  Textbooks, Course Fees, Supplies
* does not include computer supplies
  Medical Service Plan (BC Health Insurance)
  Rent (Average for 1 Bedroom Apartment off-campus)
  Utilities: Cable TV, Internet, Heat 
  Mobile phone (full package)
  Food & discretionary expenses

Working with your counterparts from local business schools, you’ll consult for successful companies on a mandatory project. Destinations may include England, Chile, Japan, and India. Gather first-hand knowledge about the culture and commerce of another country, and develop the confidence to work in the global marketplace. The approximate cost of Global Immersion is $5,000 CAD, and an additional $600 CAD course administration fee. More Information