University Of Calgary Tuition And Fees Structure

Graduate Tuition And General Fees

Graduate students are assessed tuition and general fees as listed below. Refer to the Academic Schedule for payment deadlines.

Students pay the fees applicable to the term in which their studies begin, regardless of when they received their letter of admission to the program.

Thesis-Based Students

Students in a thesis-based degree (master’s or doctoral) program are assessed annual tuition fees. All tuition fees are pro-rated over four terms: one-third in Fall, one-third in Winter, one-sixth in Spring and one-sixth in Summer.

Students in thesis programs who register in courses with differential fees or additional program fees will be required to pay the extra fees in addition to the thesis tuition rates.

Course-Based Students

Students in most course-based graduate programs pay tuition fees on a per course basis. Some programs may charge additional program fees (refer to the Program-Specific Fee table).

Many course-based programs charge differential fees. Students who take courses with a differential rate are required to pay the differential fee.

Regular Graduate Program Tuition Fees

The fees below apply to all programs unless a differential rate is specified in P.1.2.1 Graduate Program-Specific Fees.

Canadian/Permanent ResidentsInternational Students
Admitted to begin May or laterStudents admitted to begin prior to MayAdmitted to begin May or laterStudents admitted to begin prior to May
Thesis-based tuition fees (annual)$3,533.28$5,990.64$8,242.68$13,597.32
Continuing Fee (annual)N/A$1,742.94N/A$3,955.74
1.5-unit course
3-unit course
$875.64$859.32   $2,159.70$1,950.66
Course-based: 6-unit course
Audit fee
(per 3 units)

Students Admitted To Begin Studies Prior To May: Students in PhD programs are assessed tuition fees until the term immediately following admission to candidacy (Spring/Summer are counted as one term). Once admitted to candidacy, students will be assessed the annual continuing fee.

Students in thesis-based master’s programs (excluding MBA and those listed in P.1.2.1 Graduate Program-Specific Fees) are assessed tuition fees for the first year. After the first year, annual continuing fees will apply.

Graduate Student General Fees

General fees are assessed on either a per-term or annual basis depending on the type of fee. All registered students must pay the fees as assessed.

Students in designated distance-delivery programs are exempt from the following general fees: Campus Recreation, Athletics, U-Pass, Health & Dental Insurance, and Group Insurance.

Fees assessed per termFull-TimePart-TimeDistance Delivery
Campus Recreation$42.91$42.91
Student Services Fee$183.75$61.25Assessed based on full-time or part-time status
Fees assessed annuallyFull-TimePart-TimeDistance Delivery
Group Insurance$11.00
Graduate Bursary Donation$10.00$10.00$10.00

General Fees Assessed On Behalf Of Third Parties

Full-TimePart-TimeDistance Delivery
City of Calgary U-Pass (per term)
Graduate Students Association (GSA)
(per 12 months)
$176.84$147.00Assessed based on full-time or part-time status
GSA Health Insurance (per 12 months)$330.00
GSA Dental Insurance (per 12 months)$296.00