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Tuition & Fees

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:35pm

Before starting your graduate program, it is important to understand the costs that are involved. It is also vital to find the funding that you will need to cover all your costs, and know how you are going to pay your tuition and general fees.

Tuition and General Fees

Fact Sheets
Select your course of study for an estimate of how much you will need to cover the costs of your first year at the University of Calgary.

How your Tuition and General Fees are calculated
Students in PhD and thesis-based Masters programs pay program fees at the start of the program, and continuing fees in later years. Your program may have tuition fees that are different from the regular full-time graduate program tuition amounts shown in the Fact Sheets. To see if your program has different rates, please review the Program Specific Tuition Fees guide.

Tuition: Program Specific Tuition Fees

All students, domestic and international, pay the same general fees all year around. Most of these are assessed on a per-term basis and include UPASS (Transit Pass), Campus Recreation and Athletics and a Student Services Fee. Other fees are assessed yearly, based on the student’s registration anniversary term. To find the General Fees that apply to you, locate the term (i.e. Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter) and the month in which you will be starting your program in the General Fees Schedule.

General Fees: General Fees Schedule


Admissions Confirmation Deposit
The University of Calgary requires a $500, one time only, admissions confirmation deposit effective for all new course-based students. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the tuition and fees for the term in which you will begin your program. Once the university receives the deposit, a seat in your program will be secured for you. 

Payment Methods
Tuition, General Fees and the Admissions confirmation Deposit can be paid through online banking in the same way as you might pay a utility bill.

Credit cards are not accepted for payment of tuition and fees. You may also send payment by mail in the form of a cheque, money order or bank draft. Instructions are available through Enrolment Services.

If you are receiving funding administered by the University that is more than your fees you may apply for a Graduate Student Payment Plan. This plan allows you to make payments on your fees over a specified period of time.

Other Costs

Check with your program for an estimation of the cost for books and equipment.


Investigate scholarships and other sources of funding available, and discuss funding with your graduate program administrator or director. Students in thesis-based programs are normally offered a funding package from various sources at the time of admission.


If you have questions on admission requirements, contact If you have questions about a specific program, contact the program directly.