Tuition and Fees

Instructional Fees

Graduate instructional fees differ for Canadian and international students; they also vary according to the date of admission and the type of program (course-based or thesis-based). To determine your instructional fees for the 2020-2021 academic year, locate your registration status, admission date, and program type in the lists below. On this website, we provide fee estimates for your information; your actual fee assessments are available on Bear Tracks after you register.

Please note that it is not possible to include fee information for all programs or courses here, as some have a non-standard fee structure. If you are unsure about your program’s fee structure, please consult your department (this non-standard fees list, while helpful, may not be comprehensive).

The fees listed on this page also do not apply to students admitted to their current program prior to Fall 2011. If this applies to you, please contact gradfees@ualberta.ca for more information.

Note that it is very important to check your Bear Tracks account regularly. Due to system configuration and changes, student fees may be recalculated throughout the term. Please notify gradfees@ualberta.ca as soon as possible if you are concerned about your fee assessment being either too high or too low in value.

Finally, please note that in addition to paying instructional fees, students must also pay non-instructional fees (most of them mandatory). For information on non-instructional fees, click here.


2020-2021 Instructional Fees for Canadian Students

For the purposes of the following, Canadian Students includes students with Canadian citizenship and those with Permanent Resident status.

Full Time refers to registration in 9 or more credits per term in the Fall/Winter terms and 6 or more credits in the Spring/Summer terms. Part Time refers to registration in less than 9 credits per term in the Fall/Winter terms and less than 6 credits per term in the Spring/Summer terms.

Note that in Spring/Summer terms, students in thesis-based programs who choose to enroll in a NON-Thesis course for credit or audit will be charged additional fees.

For Canadian students admitted prior to Fall 2020 into:

  • (1) Thesis-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Full-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (*9 per term in Fall/Winter and *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $3,759.90
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $1,253.30
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee) $1,253.30
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $626.65
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $626.65
    Part-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (less than *9 per term in Fall/winter and less than *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $1,879.95
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $626.65
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $626.65
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $313.33
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)  $313.33
    Spring/Summer Courses in Addition to THES 906
    • Fee per additional course in each of Spring/Summer terms
     TBD
  • (2) Course-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Cost Per Credit
    $222.60
    • Each standard *3 course will cost:
    $667.80
    Note: These fees do NOT apply to alternate delivery sections, audited courses, courses with non-standard fees,
    or courses in programs with non-standard fees
     

For Canadian students admitted in Fall 2020 into:

  • (1) Thesis-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Full-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (*9 per term in Fall/Winter and *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $3,918.60
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $1,306.20
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee) $1,306.20
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $653.10
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $653.10
    Part-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (less than *9 per term in Fall/winter and less than *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $1,959.30
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $653.10
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $653.10
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)  $326.55
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $326.55
    Spring/Summer Courses in Addition to THES 906
    • Fee per additional course in each of Spring/Summer terms
     TBD
  • (2) Course-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Cost Per Credit
    $222.60
    • Each standard *3 course will cost:
    $667.80
    Note: These fees do NOT apply to alternate delivery sections, audited courses, courses with non-standard fees,
    or courses in programs with non-standard fees
     

For Canadian students admitted into:

  • Research 900 (for Visiting Graduate Students)

    Research 900 (RSCH 900) is offered as a course registration for visiting graduate students who are registered at another academic institution and who will be conducting research only at the University of Alberta under the supervision of a UofA faculty member, but will not be taking UAlberta courses.

    Research 900 students must be continuously registered for each term they are on campus (ie. each Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term) to maintain their student status and campus privileges.

    2020 - 2021 Fees (in Canadian dollars)

    Fall Winter Spring
    Summer
    111.30 111.30
    111.30 111.30

    In addition to these instructional fees, Research 900 students pay Non-Instructional Fees; the combined fees provide them with a ONECard and access to resources and services such as athletic and recreation facilities, health services, WCB and liability coverage, U-Pass, and official UAlberta transcript certifying attendance.

    Note: Visiting Graduate Students in RSCH 900 in Fall or Winter terms may opt into the GSA Health and Dental plan offered by Studentcare Networks. Contact Studentcare Networks for details.



2020-2021 Instructional Fees for International Students

For the purposes of the following, Full Time refers to registration in 9 or more credits per term in the Fall/Winter terms and 6 or more credits in the Spring/Summer terms. Part Time refers to registration in less than 9 credits per term in the Fall/Winter terms and less than 6 credits per term in the Spring/Summer terms.

The Admitted in Fall 2020 section below refers to admission as part of the Fall 2020 cohort: that is, admission in Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021.

Note that in Spring/Summer terms, students in thesis-based programs who choose to enroll in a NON-Thesis course for credit or audit will be charged additional fees.

For international students admitted prior to Fall 2020 into:

  • (1) Thesis-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Full-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (*9 per term in Fall/Winter and *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $7,680.00
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $2,560.00
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee) $2,560.00
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $1,280.00
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $1,280.00
    Part-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (less than *9 per term in Fall/winter and less than *6 per term in Spring/Summer)

    $3,840.00

    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)  $1,280.00
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $1,280.00
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $640.00
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $640.00
    Spring/Summer Courses in Addition to THES 906
    • Fee per additional course in each of Spring/Summer terms
     TBD
  • (2) Course-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Cost Per Credit
    $500.96
    • Each standard *3 course will cost:
    $1,502.88
    Note: These fees do NOT apply to alternate delivery sections, audited courses, courses with non-standard fees,
    or courses in programs with non-standard fees
     

For international students admitted in Fall 2020 into:

  • (1) Thesis-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Full-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (*9 per term in Fall/Winter and *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $8,700.00
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $2,900.00
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee) $2,900.00
    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $1,450.00
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $1,450.00
    Part-Time Yearly Program Fee
    (less than *9 per term in Fall/winter and less than *6 per term in Spring/Summer)
    $4,350.00
    • Fall Term (1/3 of total program fee)
    $1,450.00
    • Winter Term (1/3 of total program fee)

    $1,450.00

    • Spring Term (1/6 of total program fee)
    $725.00
    • Summer Term (1/6 of total program fee) $725.00
    Spring/Summer Courses in Addition to THES 906
    • Fee per additional course in each of Spring/Summer terms
     TBD
  • (2) Course-Based Programs with Standard Fees
    Cost Per Credit
    $621.44
    • Each standard *3 course will cost:
    $1,864.30
    Note: These fees do NOT apply to alternate delivery sections, audited courses, courses with non-standard fees,
    or courses in programs with non-standard fees
     

Please note that international students admitted in Fall 2020 or later will be under a new tuition framework. For full details and more complete fee information, see this page.

For international students admitted into:

  • Research 900 (for Visiting Graduate Students)

    Research 900 (RSCH 900) is offered as a course registration for visiting graduate students who are registered at another academic institution and who will be conducting research only at the University of Alberta under the supervision of a UofA faculty member, but will not be taking UAlberta courses.

    Research 900 students must be continuously registered for each term they are on campus (ie. each Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term) to maintain their student status and campus privileges.

    2020 - 2021 Fees (in Canadian dollars)

    Fall Winter Spring
    Summer
    250.48 250.48
    250.48 250.48

    In addition to these instructional fees, Research 900 students pay Non-Instructional Fees; the combined fees provide them with a ONECard and access to resources and services such as athletic and recreation facilities, health services, WCB and liability coverage, U-Pass, and official UAlberta transcript certifying attendance.

    Note: Visiting Graduate Students in RSCH 900 in Fall or Winter terms may opt into the GSA Health and Dental plan offered by Studentcare Networks. Contact Studentcare Networks for details.



Check Your Fee Assessment Regularly!

It is very important to check your Bear Tracks account regularly. Due to system configuration and changes, student fees may be recalculated throughout the term. Please notify gradfees@ualberta.ca as soon as possible if you are concerned about your fee assessment being either too high or too low in value.