Information on your UBC Tuition


Tuition levels for the MFRE program are consistent with other related professional masters degrees at UBC and at other Canadian and American universities, such as Masters in Economics, Masters in Agribusiness, MBA programs and Masters in Public Policy. Although the tuition levels are higher, the overall costs of completing the MFRE degree could well be lower than research degrees that require a thesis and take longer to complete.

Tuition fees for the full one-year MFRE program are as follows:

UBC Credentials

Master of Food and Resource Economics (MFRE)

Program Location

Vancouver, BC

Program Length

12-months, Full Time

Program Start / End

September - August (Plus entry August Summer Program)


$23,125.71 CAD for domestic students (Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents)

$48,396.33 CAD (approx. $37,816.89 USD) for international students.

*Tuition fees cover the entire 12-month period required to complete the program (September through August). Tuition is divided into three equal installments due in September, January and May. In the very unusual case of a student needing to take a course in the subsequent academic year to complete the requirements for the MFRE degree, they would be required to pay their full regular installment for UBC tuition and student fees.

Additional Fees

In addition to tuition, all students must pay the fees indicated below. You can read more about these fees on the UBC Graduate Students website.

Summer Program

$700 CAD for domestic and international students.

UBC Student Fees**

$993 CAD / year

AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan***

$244.69 CAD / year

**UBC student fees: includes mandatory transit U-Pass fee. Student fees are charged in three equal installments along with tuition fees.
***AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan: You must pay your AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan fee in full in January. There are opt-out provisions for students with equivalent personal insurance. All international students new to Canada must also pay an annual $180 i-Med fee (payable in full in January).

Living Expenses

UBC students typically spend between $1200–$1500 monthly in living expenses. Calculate an estimate of living expenses Graduate School Cost of Living Calculator.