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UBC MBA

Fees and Expenses

UBC MBA Program Costs

To apply to the full-time MBA program, all applicants (Canadian and International) pay the non-refundable $154.25 CAD fee 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 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. 

The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits, but these estimated costs of living in Vancouver while in the UBC MBA program should give you a general idea. 

Tuition fees & expenses

Tuition Fees & Expenses

Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

International Students

Tuition Fees

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Tuition fees are subject to UBC Board of Governor's approval. The university may adjust fees at any time with limited notice. 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.

$52,443

$93,658

Student Fees

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These are mandatory fees for students of the University of British Columbia. Students will receive a U-PASS, allowing all students unmitigated access to Vancouver’s transit system, and AMS Extended Health Insurance, which will cover the duration of their time in the program.

$1,800

$1,800

MBA student building fee

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This is a student-levied fee which all UBC Sauder students pay, and passed through student referendum to finance the renovation of the Henry Angus Building. The full amount is taken at the same time as the first tuition installment on September 1st.

$1,600

$1,600

MBA society fee

$400

$400

Global Immersion Experience

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Working with your counterparts from local business schools, you’ll consult for successful companies on a mandatory project. Gather first-hand knowledge about the culture and commerce of another country, and develop the confidence to work in the global marketplace.

$5,000

$5,000

Global Immersion Experience Administration

$600

$600

Textbooks, course fees, supplies

$3,000

$3,000

Estimated living expenses

Living Expenses

Canadian Citizens & Permanent Residents

International Students

Rent (1 bedroom apartment off campus)

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This figure is calculated based on the average for a one-bedroom apartment off-campus. Rent will vary depending on location and condition of the accommodation.

$25,600

$25,600

Utilities: cable TV, internet, heat

$2,240

$2,240

Mobile phone (full package)

$1,200

$1,200

iMED

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This provides international students with basic health insurance for the first 3 months of their time in the UBC MBA program. This also includes a $9 billing charge.

Not applicable

$189

Medical Services Plan

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Commonly known as MSP, the Medical Service Plan insures medically required services provided by physicians and supplementary health care practitioners and diagnostic procedures.

Not applicable

$1,200

Food & discretionary expenses

$14,000

$14,400

 

  • All fees and expenses are in Canadian dollars (CAD).
  • Tuition fees are subject to UBC Board of Governor's approval. The university may adjust fees at any time with limited notice.
  • The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits.

Scholarships, awards and financial assistance

There are a number of financial aid, support and assistance options available to all UBC MBA applicants. We encourage you to thoroughly research all options available to you.

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