Tuition and fees

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

General Fees

General fees are required for all graduate students. These are subject to change without notice. General fees include Graduate Student Association fees, group insurance, extended health and dental insurance, UPass (transit pass) and campus recreation.

Visit tuition section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for detailed information

Supplementary Fees

Supplementary fees, where noted, are required. These fees go towards funding course materials or services. Not all courses have supplementary fees; please check course outlines.

Supplementary fees can be located in three places: (1) mandatory supplementary fees will be described and listed in course outlines; (2) such fees will be published on the Registrar's Office in the Enrolment Services section; and (3) such fees will be noted on the Fee Statement/Confirmation of Registration in the online Student Centre via MyUofC.

Visit Registrar's Office website


Each program has a different tuition schedule. See below for more information. 

Tuition Schedules

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Course-based tuition - amounts shown per 3 unit course

Canadian or Permanent Residents    

Foundation Year  (500-level courses):$539.59 
MArch Year 1 and Year 2: $714.78     

International Students

Foundation Year  (500-level courses): $1,222.56
MArch Year 1 and Year 2: $1,622.64

Master of Planning (MPlan) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Course-based tuition - amounts shown per 3 unit course
Canadian or Permanent Residents: $714.78 
International Students: $1,622.64 

Master of Environmental Design (MEDes) (Thesis)

Canadian or Permanent Residents    

MEDes (Thesis) Year 1: $5,593.50
MEDes (Thesis) Year 2-4: $1,627.38

International Students

MEDes (Thesis) Year 1: $12,695.88
MEDes (Thesis) Year 2-4: $3,693.48

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Thesis)

Canadian or Permanent Residents    

PhD, Before Candidacy: $12,695.88
PhD, After Candidacy: $3,693.48

International Students

PhD, Before Candidacy: $12,695.88
PhD, After CandidacY: $3,693.48

* Please note these amounts are based on the tuition fees for the 2019/2020 academic year, and subject to change. Consult the Graduate Studies Calendar or their website for current fees.

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