Tuition and Fees

The following information on Tuition and Fees for International students is intended to summarize the more comprehensive information available on the Finance website. Please always?refer to the Finance website for the most current information.


Tuition Deposit

All International undergraduate and master’s students are required to pay a $7500 admissions deposit.

When the UNBC Admissions office has finished reviewing your application and has determined you are admissible to your chosen program, an email will be sent asking you to pay the Admissions deposit. Once the deposit is paid, Admissions will send you your official Letter of Acceptance. This deposit will be used to pay for your tuition and fees at UNBC.

If you require a financial support letter or require a receipt to confirm your payment of the admissions deposit, please email ie@unbc.ca.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Table

Item Amount in Canadian Dollars Remarks
Tuition: Full-time based on 30 credits per/year $22,020.90 International students are required by IRCC to study full-time in the Fall and Winter terms. That means a minimum of 18 credits per year, or 9 per/term. Each credit is $734.03.?
Note: Students who began their studies at UNBC before September 2019 pay a different tuition rate.
Fees per year based ?on 30 credits per/year ? ? $1004.34.* In addition to tuition fees, these fees pay for additional services on campus. Engineering students are also required to pay additional fees.
Click here for a description of all mandatory fees.
*Students starting in the Fall term must also pay an additional $234.60. This is for the Northern Undergraduate Student Society Health and Dental Fee. Students in their first term of study will also be charged $220 for private health insurance.
Books: Estimate per/year $960 This is an estimate. Cost of books varies by program.
TOTAL $23,985.24 Note: This table is for estimating the budget required for you to study at UNBC. Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs. Please see the UNBC Finance website for official details.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Item Amount in Canadian Dollars Remarks
Tuition: Basic full-time tuition per/year (3 terms) $5145.48 Graduate students are required to enrol in a minimum of 6-terms.
Some Graduate programs have a different tuition rate.
Click here for a breakdown of Graduate Tuition rates by program
Fees per/year (3 terms) $1115.01 In addition to tuition fees, these fees pay for additional services on campus. Engineering students are also required to pay additional fees.
Click here for a description of all mandatory fees.
*Students starting in the Fall term must also pay an additional $369.29. This is for the Graduate Student Society Health and Dental Fee.?Students in their first term of study will also be charged $220 for private health insurance.
Books: Estimate per/year $1600 This is an estimate. Cost of books varies by program.
TOTAL $8088.76 Note: This table is for estimating the budget required for you to study at UNBC. Tuition, fees and books are subject to change and vary among programs. Please see the UNBC Finance website for official details.


British Columbia Medical Services Plan Fee (BCMSP)

All international students in British Columbia must pay a $75 a month fee for healthcare to the Province of British Columbia. This fee begins after the three-month mandatory waiting period. You are responsible for enrolling yourself and paying for this independently. This fee?cannot be paid from your UNBC account.

BCMSP is separate from your student health and dental fee and should not be confused.

Click here for more details on this fee

Payment Deadlines

  • Admissions Deposit is due two weeks after notification of admission. In some instances, this deadline can be extended.
  • The obligation to pay fees for a course or program is made when you register for classes. ?Payment of tuition and fees are due by the first day of the semester (please refer to the UNBC?Academic Calendar for all important dates).?
  • Late registration and any additional fees owing as a result of changes in a student’s registration and/or other student activities are due on the day the charges are incurred unless otherwise indicated.

How to Pay

UNBC accepts a range of payment methods. We strongly recommend that International student's needing to make a payment use UNBC's preferred payment platform: Western Union GlobalPay for students.

This service allows you to pay in your local currency using a range of local online payment options, or bank transfer. Please see here for tips and FAQs about Western Union GlobalPay for students.

For full details on the benefits of using Western Union GlobalPay for students, as well as other payment options available to you, please click here.

Refunds

Refund requests are usually processed within 6-8 weeks of the receipt of a complete refund request. Incomplete refund requests will not be processed. If your refund request is approved, the funds will be returned to the original payment location.

In the event a refund request is made because of a study permit denial, the refund amount will be determined after all charges have been made, including tuition and fees. Refunds on tuition?will?be determined according to the refund regulations found in the Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Calendars.

For all refund requests, a $150 processing charge will apply.

Click here for further details on the international deposit and refunds?

Click here for the deposit refund?policy

Click here for the refund schedule

Click here to download the refund package