Guidance for Prospective Students

Key Dates

  • The application process for September 2022 intake opens: October 15, 2021.
  • The application process will close: January 15, 2022.
  • Completed applications must be received by January 15, 2022.
  • Interviews: March 2022.

Tuition & Fees

All applicants are required to pay an online application fee to the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies when submitting an online application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program.

Application fees are based on your citizenship at the time of application. You may be required to provide proof of Canadian citizenship, and must provide proof of Permanent Residency. As application fees change on an annual basis the fees provided below are only an estimate.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students.

The costs provided below are provided as estimates only for the 2021-2022 academic year, and can be subject to change.

Tuition is not inclusive of MOT program fees, UBC student fees, books, supplies and fieldwork costs as outlined below.

* All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

For a list of UBC general awards, scholarships, and bursaries, please visit the UBC Awards page. Awards, scholarships and bursaries from within the department are only distributed towards the end of the first year of the MOT program, not prior to application.

Domestic applicants

  • Application Fees
    • Application Fee: $108.00
    • Supplemental Application Fee: $125.00
    • Total Application Cost: $233.00
  • Tuition
    • $15,402 total or $2,567.09 in six installments over 2 years
  • MOT program fees
    • MOT Program Fees (estimated), payable at the start of each academic year
      • Year 1: $726.00
      • Year 2: $468.00
  • Other course costs
    • Estimated Fieldwork Costs:
      • Costs for travel, accommodation and daily living vary during the two (2) placements outside of Vancouver Coastal Health.
      • Students wishing to complete a placement in another province must submit a non-refundable fee of $250 plus tax to the National Fieldwork Placement Service (NFPS) for consideration.
      • Please note that payment of the fee does not guarantee a placement, and a separate fee is required for each placement requested in another province.
    • Estimated Books & Supplies: $1,000 annually
  • Other living costs

International applicants

  • Application Fees
    • Application Fee: $168.25
    • Supplemental Application Fee: $123.00
    • Total Application Cost: $291.25
  • Tuition
    • $93,134.40 total or $15,522.40 in six installments over of 2 years
  • MOT program fees
    • MOT Program Fees (estimated), payable at the start of each academic year
      • Year 1: $726.00
      • Year 2: $468.00
  • Other course costs
    • Estimated Fieldwork Costs: Costs for travel, accommodation and daily living vary during the two (2) placements outside of Vancouver Coastal Health.
    • Students wishing to complete a placement in another province must submit a non-refundable fee of $250 plus tax to the National Fieldwork Placement Service (NFPS) for consideration. Please note that payment of the fee does not guarantee a placement, and a separate fee is required for each placement requested in another province.
    • Estimated Books & Supplies: $1,000 annually
  • Other living costs

Volunteering & Work Experience

All applicants to the Master of Occupational Therapy program are required to complete a minimum of 70 hours of volunteer or paid work experience that involves direct, meaningful and in-person interaction with persons with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional disabilities.

The organizations and resources listed here have previously offered experiences, and are posted for reference only. They are not guaranteed to currently offer suitable experience and are not guaranteed to fulfill the volunteer/work experience requirement.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm whether an experience is available and whether it fulfills the volunteer/work experience requirement for the purpose of admission to the program.

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Program Information

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Admission Requirements

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