Tuition and Fees

Application 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.


 Domestic Amount International Amount Method of Payment
Application Fee $108.00 $168.25 Online
Supplemental Application Fee $120.75 $120.75 Online
Total Application Cost (est.) $228.75 $289.00 Online


Tuition and Program Fees

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 2020-2021 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.

For additional information regarding tuition fees, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies website.

All Graduate Students at UBC are required to pay student fees which help cover costs of resources available to students.

 Cost Payable
Domestic Student Tuition (2021-2022) $15,402.54 total or $2,567.09 per installment Six installments over two years
MOT Program Fees (est.) Year 1 $606.00
Year 2 $390.00
Annually at the start of the academic year
iMED $225.00 Beginning of first year
AMS/GSS Extended Health Care Insurance Plan $264.63 Annually
Estimated Books & Supplies $1,000.00 Annually
Estimated UBC Student Fees $899.00 Annually
Estimated Cost of Living Starting at $16,453.00 Annually
Estimated Fieldwork Costs Each student must complete two (2) placements outside of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. At least one of these 2 placements must be in one of the more remote Health Authorities in the province. This is either Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA), Northern Health (NHA) or Interior Health (IHA). Alternately, a student can choose to do a placement outside of the province or internationally. The second remote placement must take place in either of the remote health authorities listed above, out of province, or in the Fraser Health Authority. Costs for travel, accommodation and daily living during these and all other placements are the responsibility of the student.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.

* 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.

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

For information on Awards, Scholarships and Grants that may be available to you please click here.

For international student tuition and fees, please click here.