Student Fees Established and Approved by the UBC Board of Governors

Student fees include fees established and authorized by the UBC Board of Governors and fees established and authorized by student societies. Student fees are charged to all students for the period of September 1 to August 31. Fees are calculated according to full-time or part-time status, academic session (winter or summer), and study level (undergraduate or graduate).

Under section 27(2)(m) of the University Act, the UBC Board of Governors has authority to set, determine and collect the fees to be paid for instruction, research and all other activities in the university; for extramural instruction; for public lecturing, library fees, and laboratory fees; for examinations, degrees and certificates; for the use of any student or alumni organization in charge of student or alumni activities; and for the building and operation of a gymnasium or other athletic facilities. The UBC Board of Governors has established and approved the following student fees under this authority.

Student Fees Established and Approved by the UBC Board of Governors

Student Fee Undergraduate Full-Time (18 credits or more) Undergraduate Part-Time (fewer than 18 credits) Graduate Full-Time or Part-Time
Athletics and Recreation1 $161.34 per year $8.96 per credit $161.34 per year
iMED2 $225.00 per year; or $315.00 per term, or $75.00 per month $225.00 per year; or $315.00 per term, or $75.00 per month $225.00 per year; or $315.00 per term, or $75.00 per month
1 The Athletics and Recreation fee is used to support athletic and recreation programs and facilities. This fee is tax deductible and will be included in the T2202 tax receipt.
2 iMED provides basic health insurance for all new international students. It covers emergency hospitalization and medical services (including doctors’ visits) for unexpected sickness or injury. The monthly rate is available for visiting international research students only up to 6 months (a fraction of a month will be considered a full month).

Page last updated: May 17, 2021

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