How Does Tuition Work?

Students in the UBC Sciences Po Dual Degree program are considered students of both institutions for the duration of their dual degree program. As such, students are charged the tuition rate of the institution that they are physically attending.

  • Years 1 and 2: Tuition is paid to Sciences Po, at Sciences Po rates
  • Years 3 and 4: Tuition is paid to UBC, at UBC rates

Each institution assesses tuition rates differently based on different factors. Students should pay careful attention to the different tuition amounts at each campus, as well as the different payment schedules depending on the institution.

Click through the tabs below to view detailed tuition information for each institution. The tables below cover tuition fees only, and do not include student fees, costs of books, entertainment, or any expenses related to travel or accommodations.

At Sciences Po, students are assessed tuition based on their parents’ tax residence (country of residence in the previous year). Tuition rates are dependent on whether the tax residence is within or outside of the European Economic Area. The European Economic Area consists of all EU countries, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

Students in the European Economic Area

Students whose tax residence is in the European Economic Area pay fees according to a sliding scale. This calculation is based on the total declared family income and size of the household.

If you are a student whose parents’ tax residence for the previous year was in the European Economic Area, see the Sciences Po undergraduate tuition breakdown to determine what your approximate tuition costs will be, and use the Sciences Po tuition cost calculator.

Students Outside the European Economic Area

Students whose tax residence is not in the European Economic Area pay a flat rate equivalent to the maximum rate of the sliding scale for the undergraduate program. For detailed information on tuition and fees at Sciences Po, visit the tuition and fees page, and consult the online tuition calculator to get an approximate idea of your total tuition fees.

Payment Schedule

Students pay their Sciences Po tuition in either one lump sum for the academic year or four installments in June, December, February, and April. Payment is made via wire transfer to Sciences Po directly, and students will be asked to note their preferences after they have been admitted to the program. For more information, see the Sciences Po website.

Paying Tuition

Sciences Po offers several online payment options to help students pay tuition, based on the payment schedule chosen. See the the How To Pay Your Tuition Fees page for more details.

Sciences Po Tuition: Useful Links

Sciences Po offers many resources online to help students plan for their studies. Applicants are encouraged to read all of the information below to understand what tuition will cost in Years 1 and 2.

At UBC, tuition rates are based on the citizenship of the student. Students with Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent residency are considered domestic students, and students with all other citizenship are considered international students. Tuition fees are calculated on a per-credit basis and are in Canadian dollars. Students in the Dual Degree will take approximately 30 credits each year during their third and fourth years.

Tuition fees are based on rates for the 2020/2021 academic year. For official tuition amounts, consult the UBC undergraduate tuition page. The below tables are included here for reference and summary only, and should not be used as official amounts for tuition.

Student fees include those for the Alma Mater Society, a transit pass, athletics and recreation, undergraduate society, UBC publications, and other student services on campus. These fees apply to all students.

Per-Credit Tuition Amounts
Student Status Per-Credit Amount
Canadian citizens and permanent residents $183.56
International students $1,319.12
UBC Bachelor of Arts Tuition Per Year
Credits Per Year Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents International Students Student Fees
30 $5,506.80 $39,573.60 $1,101.16
Total Cost of Years 3 and 4 at UBC
  Year 3 (Based on 30 Credits) Year 4 (Based on 30 Credits) Student Fees Approximate Total
Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents $5,506.80 $5,506.80 $1,101.16 $12,114.76
International Students $39,573.60 $39,573.60 $1,101.16 $80,248.36

Payment Schedule

Students pay their UBC tuition at the start of each term, in September and January. Get a financial picture of the year ahead and take note of key dates, such as when your first tuition payment is due, and when to pay housing fees, and more. Consult UBC’s Financial Schedule.

Paying Tuition

UBC offers many methods of tuition payment: by cheque, credit card, through international wire transfer to UBC directly, or through a Canadian bank transfer. For more information, see the UBC Paying Tuition page. Current students can visit the Student Service Centre to see their full tuition and fees amounts.

UBC Tuition: Useful Links

UBC offers many resources online to help students plan for their studies. Applicants are encouraged to read all of the information below to understand what tuition will cost in Years 3 and 4.