Tuition and Fees

2023/24 Tuition Increase

On March 24, the University of Alberta Board of Governors has approved a tuition increase of 5.5% for the 2023/24 academic year. The tuition increase will apply to:

  • Domestic graduate students (with a rebate for thesis-based students admitted prior to 2020 to 2.67%)
  • International graduate students (admitted prior to 2020) (with a rebate for thesis-based students admitted prior to 2020 to 2.67%).

Find more information on next year’s graduate tuition fees online, including:

  • Financial supports
  • Tuition FAQs 
  • The tuition consultation process

 For current students, your official fee assessment will be available on Bear Tracks in July.

Fee Information at a Glance

These pages provide information about 2021-2022 fees for graduate programs at the University of Alberta. (See below for notes to prospective students and international students.)

To calculate the total fees owed, combine the instructional fees associated with your program with the non-instructional fees (most of them mandatory) that you need to pay.

  1. Learn about instructional fees by following this link;
  2. Access information about non-instructional fees by clicking here.

Please note that it is not possible to include fee information for all programs and courses on these pages, 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).

Students can view their Official Fee Assessments in real time on Bear Tracks:

  • Financials - Fee assessment (to view courses and associated fees);
  • Financials - Account Details (to view fee types and payments received).

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 as soon as possible if you are concerned about your fee assessment being either too high or too low in value.

Payment and Deadlines

Students are responsible for finding out the correct amount of fees owing and paying this amount on or before the fee payment deadline.

Student Tuition Payment Options are available on the Financial Services website. For more information on Fees Payment, see the Fees Payment Guide of the University Calendar.

Note that paying Fall and Winter fees per term, adds $40 to your Winter assessment. Similarly, paying Spring and Summer fees separately, adds $40 to your Summer assessment.

Graduate students appointed to teaching or research assistantships will have outstanding tuition balances automatically deducted from their paycheques. See the Payroll Deductions section for further details.

A note to prospective graduate students

If you are a prospective graduate student, please note that:

  • The fee information presented on these pages is based on current rates, which are subject to change in subsequent years;
  • You can access rough estimates of the total fees (based on 2021-2022 rates) and costs of living associated with a UAlberta graduate degree on this page.

A note to international students admitted to programs beginning Fall 2020 or later

If you are an international student seeking admission (or admitted) to a graduate program beginning in Fall 2020 or later, please note that:

  • The University of Alberta is introducing a new tuition model for international students who enroll in new programs starting in Fall 2020.
  • As part of this new tuition model for international students, you will be provided with a guaranteed tuition rate at the time of admission.
  • For details on how this works (and more specific tuition information), see this page.