UBC Applied Science Professional Programs

Tuition, Awards and Loans

A professional graduate degree from the Faculty of Applied Science is an investment in your future.

These intensive one-year programs offer a unique combination of sector-specific technical skills and business and leadership development. It’s a powerful combination that can help you take your professional career to new levels.

What will it cost?

The full year program tuition fees for 2018 are as follows:

  • $28,090.80 CAD for domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
  • $48,801.40 CAD for international students

Tuition fees are payable in three equal instalments in the first week of January, May and September. If you are granted an admission offer, a non-refundable $5,000 deposit will be required within two months from the offer date to secure your place in the program. This will be applied towards your first tuition instalment in January.

Note: The MEL in High Performance Buildings, MEL in Resource Engineering Management and MHLP in Clinical Education are pending approval from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and the tuition has not yet been finalized. Please contact us for more details.

In addition to tuition fees, all students must pay:

  • $906 CAD per year in UBC student fees, which includes the mandatory transit U-Pass
  • $227 CAD per year for the AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan

All new international students must also pay an annual $180 i-Med fee. The i-Med fee for new international students is payable in full in January.

Student fees are charged in three equal instalments payable in January, May and September along with your tuition fee.

You must pay your AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan fee in full in January. There are opt-out provisions for students with equivalent personal insurance.

You can read more about these fees on the UBC Graduate Students website.


The MEL and MHLP programs offer a limited number of $5,000 merit-based awards. All applicants who submitted their application before July 1 were automatically considered for this award. You did not need to submit a separate application for the award. Successful recipients will be notified before the program starts in January.

As a professional program, other than the MEL and MHLP program awards above, there no other scholarships, grants or funding offered by UBC for the MEL or MHLP programs.

If you are an international student and must be registered for classes to be eligible to apply for scholarships or awards from your home country, please contact us.

Student Loans

If you are a domestic student, you can apply for a federal/provincial student loan. Please complete your loan application as soon as possible after you receive your letter of acceptance, as it typically takes four to five weeks for loan applications to be processed. If you need help completing your student loan application, please visit UBC’s Student Services site for assistance.