Cost of Tuition/Living | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Cost of Tuition/Living

The following is an itemized list of expenses for one graduate student. Applicants should note that these costs are estimates and should be used only as a guideline. Specific costs related to tuition and fees are listed on the Student Financial Services website.

Costs incurred by a student may vary depending on many factors including, but not limited to, lifestyle, whether you are supporting family members, and the program to which you are admitted. All costs are estimated in Canadian dollars and are subject to change at any time.

In order to estimate your tuition and cost of living expenses calculate the Domestic or International Tuition and Fees cost plus the cost of living expenses in charts below.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition and compulsory fees are assessed based on your cohort year
Per Semester Tuition (Fall 23), Including Compulsory Fees* Domestic Costs International Costs
DVSc/MES/MFA/MFARE/MPH/Mplan $3,394 $9,461
MA/MSc/MASC/GDip $3,275 $7,735
MAN $4,894 $12,794
MBA/MA Lead $5,471 $8,101
MBinf $3,394 $10,623
MBiot $3,394 $10,908
MBS $3,394 $10,646
MCL $4,852 $6,352
MCTI $8,398 $14,898
MDS $9,231 $14,898
MDTM $5,885 $9,052
MEng $3,394 $11,706
MLA $3,444 $11,486
MSc FSQA $3,275 $10,478
MSc Management $3,375 $10,898
MPM $11,375 $13,875
MWB $6,898 $10,908
Project Management GDip $10,898 $13,398
PhD $3,228 $3,222***
International Students - University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for fall semester.   $756 annually


*Including program-specific fees, other University fees, and student organization fees which are $277 less in the winter semester.

**Tuition shown accounts for the international doctoral tuition scholarship for those admitted with a minimum 80% average.

Additional expenses to consider may include travel to (or within) Canada.

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Off-Campus Living Advisor
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Average food cost per year in 2022 for an adult 19-30years - $3,714 (Canada Food Price Report, 2022)