Tuition and Awards

Graduate Program Tuition

The graduate program tuition fees for domestic and international students, are listed below. Please confirm prices on the UBC Tuition website for any updates or changes to the fees, as tuition changes can vary from year to year.



Installments per year

Minimum # of installments

Domestic (per installment)

(per installment)

(Schedule A)






Please note the program cannot provide an estimate for a total cost of the program.

The above installments can be used as a guide; for example, an international student who took two years to complete the program would be six installments at approximately $20,983.50. This does not include UBC student and administrative fees.


Research assistantships. Individual professors may have research projects for which they require students as research assistants (sometimes directly related to the student’s own thesis research). It is best to speak to individual faculty members about these possibilities. Some positions are advertised on the School website here.

Teaching assistantships. OEH students who have completed the first year of graduate courses may apply for teaching assistantships. Each assistantship pays $1,000 to $4,500 per term per course depending on the number of hours required per week.

Work Learn Positions. Faculty members,the Laboratory and the School office sometimes offer Work Learn placements, available to students. These positions are posted and filled at the beginning of each academic year. A more detailed description of this program is available on the UBC Student Services website.

Should students chose the Project Option, you will be eligible for paid employment with the co-op employer.

Awards for OEH students

Please see the main SPPH website for more information on Student Awards and Funding here

Graduate Support Initiative (GSI)
The most meritorious students, domestic or international, entering the School are eligible for consideration for University of British Columbia awards or funding through the Graduate Support Initiative. The MSc OEH admissions committee considers every application for these awards. The monetary value and number of awards available varies each year.

AL Riegert Award.
Given to the full-time student with the highest average in 15 credits of a minimum of 18 core course credits taken in the first year of the MSc program. This award value is approximately $1000.