UBC MEL MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees

Tuition & Finances

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Tuition Fees

The 12 month full year program tuition fees for 2024 are as follows:

  • C$31,634.73 for the 12 month full-time program or C$10,544.91 per installment for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada 
  • C$61,743.57 for the 12 month full-time program or C$20,581.19 per installment for international students

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

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

Please note that UBC tuition is approved by the Board of Governors following consultation with students and are subject to change in future academic years. Program tuition fees for the 2025 program will be announced summer 2024.

Part-Time Tuition Fees

Part-time study options are available in the Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management and Urban Systems and Master of Health Leadership & Policy Clinical Education and Seniors Care only. The 24 month part-time year program tuition fees for students who begin in 2024:

  • C$31,634.73 for the 24 month part-time program or C$5,272.45 per installment for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada 
  • C$61,743.57 for the 24 month part-time program or C$10,290.58 per installment for international students

Tuition fees are payable in six installments in the first week of January, May and September of each year. If you are granted an admission offer, a non-refundable C$5,000 deposit will be required within one month from the offer date to secure your place in the program. This will be applied towards your first tuition installment in January. Additional continuation fees may apply.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

Please note that UBC tuition is approved by the Board of Governors following consultation with students and are subject to change in future academic years. Program tuition fees for the 2025 program will be announced summer 2024.

Additional Fees

In addition to tuition fees, 2023 student fees included:

  • C$556.05 per year for full-time students or C$433.58 per year for part-time students UBC graduate student fees. Student fees are charged in three instalments payable in January, May and September along with your tuition.
  • C$462.50 for the Extended Health and Dental Plan which provides coverage from January 2023 to August 2024. The fee amount for September 2023 to August 2024 will be confirmed in the spring of 2023 here. Opt-out provisions are available for students with equivalent extended insurance.
  • C$530.40 per year or C$176.80 per term the U-Pass (universal transit pass) which gives you unlimited access to the bus, Skytrain and Seabus. 
  • All new international students must also pay a one-time C$225.00 one time i-Med fee which provides basic health insurance  for the three-month waiting period until you become eligible for BC MSP. This is paid in full in January.

Please note that UBC student fees are approved by the Board of Governors. The student fees for 2024 will be confirmed in the summer of 2023.

Student Loans

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can may be eligible for a government student loan through your home province or territory. Loan applications open in the summer, so please apply as soon as possible after you receive an offer. Loan applications can take several weeks to be processed. Learn more about student loan options. If you need help completing your student loan application, please contact Enrolment Services for assistance.

Funding & Scholarships

MEL and MHLP students may be eligible for a number of external scholarships. Being a professional program, there are no UBC scholarships, grants or funding offered directly for MEL or MHLP students. Students who require financial assistance may wish to consider student loans through their home countries, employer scholarships, or loans through a financial institution.