Tuition and fees

Learn about how general, supplmentary and tuition fees are calculated.

Tuition and Fees


Students are responsible for general fees, supplementary fees and tuition.


General Fees

All SAPL graduate students pay the same general fees. Most are due on a per-term basis; some are due annually. Total combined General Fees are $1,844.

Per-term fees are $362 [Fall], $362 [Winter] and $331 [Spring/Summer] and include the costs for UPASS, Athletics, Campus Recreation and Student Services. 

Annual fees are $789 and include the Graduate Students’ Association membership, group insurance, extended health insurance/dental insurance and Graduate Bursary Donation.

Visit tuition section at Faculty of Graduate Studies for details

Supplementary Fees

A $150* supplemental fee is assessed in every SAPL studio course to cover workshop costs, including use and maintenance of tools, CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, and robotics. Some courses have supplemental fees to cover the costs of field trips.

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Tuition covers standard academic costs. SAPL graduate students pay tuition fees on an annual  basis. 

See below "tuition schedules" for more details. 

Tuition Schedules

Students in the MArch, MPlan and MLA program pay tuition on a per-course basis.

MArch Foundation Year 500-level courses:
Undergraduate 3-unit course fee –$539 [Canadian/Permanent Residents]
Undergraduate 3-unit course fee –$1834 [International Students]

All 600- and 700-level courses:
Graduate 3-unit course fee – $715 [Canadian/Permanent Residents] 
Graduate 3-unit course fee – $1,623 [International Students]

Students typically have course loads of 30-36 units per year.

Students in a thesis-based degree program pay annual tuition fees. Fees are pro-rated over the course of the year with one-third due in Fall, one-third in Winter, one-sixth in Spring and one-sixth in Summer.

Tuition fees - $5,594 [Canadian/Permanent Resident]                                                                                Tuition fees - $12,696 [International Students]

Students in the thesis-based Master of Environmental Design program pay tuition fees for the first year. In subsequent years, they pay annual continuing tuition fees. 

Students in the Doctor of Philosophy program pay tuition fees until the term immediately following admission to Candidacy. In subsequent years, they pay annual continuing tuition fees. 

Continuing fees - $1,628 [Canadian/Permanent Residents]
Continuing fees - $3,694 [International Students]

Students in the Doctor of Design degree program pay annual tuition fees. All tuition fees are pro-rated over three terms: one-third in Fall, one-third in Winter, one-third in Spring/Summer.

Tuition fees – $15,000 [Canadian/Permanent Resident/International Students] 

Scholarships and Awards

Students are automatically considered for entrance scholarships upon application to any of the programs. There are some specific, university-wide scholarships that require individual applications. 

Applicants are automatically considered for 30-40 entrance scholarships ranging from $1,500* to over $10,000* upon application. A number of teaching and research assistantship positions are available within the faculty to graduate and post-graduate students. Additional university-wide scholarships require individual applications. 

* Amounts are approximate and subject to change. Consult the Graduate Studies Calendar or their website for current fees.

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Scholarships and Awards

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