Graduate Student Fees

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All UBC students are assessed student fees. These fees help cover costs of resources available to students. 

Full-time graduate students can expect to pay approximately $1117 per year in student fees (including the U-Pass) and $338 for the AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan. Most of these fees are mandatory, but some have opt-out provisions. All student fees are charged and payable annually, with the exception of the U-Pass, which is charged in three instalments payable in September, January, and May.

Please see a listing of Student Fees in the UBC Calendar.

Student fees of particular importance for Graduate Students:

U-Pass.  The U-Pass is a subsidized public transit pass that is mandatory for all students who attend courses one day a week or more at any UBC location in Metro Vancouver. Latest rate: $180.4/term.

AMS/GSS Extended Health Care Fee. The AMS/GSS Extended Health Care Insurance Plan provides coverage for expenses such as most prescription drugs, travel health insurance, vision, and dental care, in addition to basic medical covered by MSP. The fee is assessed only in the Winter Session (full amount at once) and provides coverage from September 1 to August 31. There are opt-out provisions for students with equivalent personal insurance.


  • For students starting their programs in September: $338/year (September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023).
  • For students starting their programs in January (pro-rated): $225.34 (January 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023).

i-Med.  The i-Med fee is levied to all new international students to cover travel to Canada and the three-month waiting period between first arriving in Canada and the start of the basic Provincial health insurance coverage (MSP). Latest rate: $237. This fee is charged once with your first registration. You can opt-out of this insurance depending upon your individual coverage, find information on pro-rated coverage, and find out more information about the iMed program on their website.