Graduate tuition fees

 

The fee rates and the basis on which each fee is charged are outlined in the following sections.


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Tuition fees for Canadians


Québec residents (base tuition)

Canadian citizens, Canadian First Nations members and permanent residents of Canada who do meet the Quebec government’s criteria for Quebec residency status.

The Ministère de Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) sets the base (Quebec resident) tuition rates.

 

Term Rate
Summer 2022 (2221) $ 90.84 per credit
Fall 2022 (2222) $ 93.24 per credit
Winter 2023 (2224) $ 93.24 per credit

 

About Quebec residency status

The Quebec government sets the rules for determining Quebec residency.

If you were born in Quebec and are charged as a non-Quebec resident, simply submit a clear copy of your Quebec Birth Certificate to the Birks Student Service Centre, S-LB-185.

If your application to pay Quebec Resident fees has not been approved by the government on or before the University's fee payment deadline, then you must pay the fees indicated on your portal Student's Account. If your application is approved after the deadline, your student account will be credited the difference.

 


Non-Québec residents

The following tuition fees are applicable for Canadian citizens, Canadian First Nations members and permanent residents of Canada who do not meet the Quebec government’s criteria for Quebec residency status.

 

Term Rate
Summer 2022 (2221) $ 283.52 per credit
Fall 2022 (2222) $ 291.01 per credit
Winter 2023 (2224) $ 291.01 per credit

The Quebec government requires the University to collect a forfaitaire from non-Quebec residents in addition to the base tuition and the compulsory fees charged by the University. The rate of the forfaitaire is determined by and is transferred directly to the Quebec government.

  • Summer 2022 (2221) fee total includes government base tuition of $90.84 and a forfaitaire of $192.68 per credit.
  • Fall 2022 (2222) and Winter 2023 (2224) fee totals includes government base tuition of $93.24 and a forfaitaire of $197.77 per credit.
  • PhD students are not billed this fee.

 

French program exemptions

Non-Quebec residents following certain programs in the French Language, French Literature or Quebec Studies may be exempt from paying this forfaitaire. For further information, please go to the Enrolment Services, French Program Exemption website.


All PhD programs

  • Summer 2020 term (2201): $ 521.24 per credit
  • Fall 2020 term (2202): $ 537.40 per credit

 



Tuition fees for International students


Master's thesis-based program

The Quebec government requires the University to collect a forfaitaire in addition to the base tuition and the compulsory fees charged by the University. The rate of the forfaitaire is determined by the government financial sector of the course for which the student has registered. The rate of the forfaitaire is determined by the government and is transferred directly to the government. The government allows Quebec Universities to charge an “additional forfaitaire” as well as a program-specific premium for certain programs.

The following fees include government base tuition of $93.24, a forfaitaire of $495.68, and an additional forfaitaire of $49.57 per credit.

Program Rate
Arts & Science, Engineering and Computer Science and Fine Arts programs $ 638.49 per credit
John Molson School of Business programs $ 825.15 per credit
(includes a JMSB premium of $186.66 per credit)

Master's course-based program

Starting September 1, 2019, the government will no longer provide any funding for international undergraduate students, nor for professional or non-research master's students. These students will be considered ‘deregulated.’ Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.

Returning international students (admitted prior to Fall 2019) staying in the same program are not affected.

 

Tuition rate for international students entering a Professional or non-research Masters programs (course-based programs) in their cohort year is fixed for the duration of the program.

 

Arts & Science, Engineering and Computer Science and Fine Arts programs
 

Cohort admission year Rate
2022-2023 $ 665.00 per credit
2021-2022 $ 635.00 per credit
2020-2021 $ 610.00 per credi
2019-2020 $ 585.00 per credit
prior to 2019 $ 584.34 per credit

John Molson School of Business programs
 

Cohort admission year Rate
2022-2023 $ 980.00 per credit
2021-2022 $ 940.00 per credit
2020-2021 $ 870.00 per credit
2019-2020 $ 805.00 per credit
prior to 2019 $ 778.94 per credit

Applying for Quebec residency status

Students who are Canadian citizens, Canadian First Nations members or permanent residents of Canada who live in Quebec are considered to be non-Quebec residents until they prove their Quebec residency status.

If your application to pay Quebec resident fees has not been approved by the government on or before the University's fee payment deadline, then you must pay the fees indicated on your portal Student's Account. If your application is approved after the deadline, your student account will be credited the difference.


French program exemptions

International students following certain programs in the French Language, French Literature or Quebec Studies may be exempt from paying this forfaitaire. For further information, please go to the Enrolment Services, French Program Exemption website.


PhD programs tuition cost

 

All PhD programs $573.09 per credit

PhD program fees include government base tuition of $93.24, a forfaitaire of $436.23 and an additional forfaitaire of $43.62 per credit.

 

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Contact the Student Accounts Office (SAO) for support on tuition and fees.

Billing information for Master’s thesis, PhD, and Master’s course-based programs (admitted prior to Summer 2022 term)

  • Master's degree programs have 45, 57 or 60 nominal credits; and PhD programs have 90 nominal credits.
  • Each program of study has an academic time limit which is a specified number of academic terms in which the student must successfully complete all degree requirements and apply to graduate. This information is available in more detail on the Graduate Calendar webpage.

Master’s course-based programs (admitted as of Summer 2022 term)

Tuition fees are charged on a “per credit” basis for each academic credit assigned to a course. Compulsory fees are charged on a “per academic course credit” or “per term” registered basis; and are sometimes charged on an annual basis or “one-time” basis.

Other graduate programs

Tuition fees are charged on a “per credit” basis for each academic credit assigned to a course. Compulsory fees are charged on a “per academic course credit” or “per term” registered basis; and are sometimes charged on an annual basis or “one-time” basis.

The fee rates and basis on which each fee is charged are outlined in the following sections.

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