Financial Information


Applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee before the application deadline. This fee does not apply to tuition and is not transferable to another program. Payment must be made by credit card. Cash and cheques are not accepted.

International & Domestic Fees

The breakdown of tuition fees, including projected costs for future years, can be found on the respective pages below:

Students may opt out of certain fees. For more information, consult the fees section of the UBC Calendar. For complete details, visit Visit the U-Pass website for more information about U-Pass, including opt-out provisions. All fees are subject to change without notice.


Accepted applicants are required to submit a deposit signifying their acceptance of UBC’s offer by the date specified in the university’s directions on when registration open dates are to commence. Successful applicants will receive detailed instructions soon after their initial offer of enrollment. To accept the offer of admission a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 will be required. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the tuition for the session for which the student has been accepted.

Financial Assistance

For information on paying for your education, awards and financial aid available to eligible UBC students, visit or contact:

UBC Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1


Awards, scholarships and prizes are typically awarded based on high academic standing, although some awards may also stipulate criteria such as demonstrated leadership qualities or community involvement.

Please note that you do not apply individually for any of the awards. Scholarships, prizes and awards are generally awarded through nomination by the Faculty. Bursary assistance is available based on financial need and the availability of university funds. You must apply to the Student Financial Assistance and Awards Office to be eligible for bursary assistance, including Dentistry-specific bursaries.

For a complete listing of the awards and bursaries available to Dentistry students, visit

Emergency Bursary Funding

Bursaries are administered through Enrolment Services.  This now also includes the Sweet Student Emergency Bursary fund, established by our dental community to assist UBC Dentistry students facing personal challenges such as medical issues, illnesses, or family tragedies, and who are in need of financial assistance.

Emergency funding is to help cover a temporary shortfall due to an unexpected situation when all other financial options have been exhausted; emergency funding is accessible to all students that meet the emergency bursary eligibility requirements.

Visit the Enrolment Services bursary website for more information and to apply, or contact your Enrolment Services Advisor.  (DMD and Grad Students can find an advisor by emailing; Dental Hygiene students can look at the SISC for their assigned Enrolment Services Advisor).

For information about other financial support resources available to Dental Hygiene Students, – please see our Financial Resources page.

Housing and Child Care

UBC Housing provides accommodation for almost 7,000 single students, student families, faculty and staff. You have several options when selecting on-campus housing at UBC. There are residences for single people, couples, families with children, and larger townhouses for sharing with other students. For detailed information, including costs and access to the online application service, visit

For on-campus accommodation not operated by UBC Housing, and information on off-campus housing, visit Off-campus accommodation in Vancouver can be expensive and difficult to find later in the summer. You should plan to arrive in Vancouver early if you need to rent off campus.

If you will need child care, contact UBC Child Care Services as soon as possible to have your name placed on a wait list for one of their excellent facilities.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Vancouver can vary substantially depending on many factors. The following is a very rough estimate for living costs for 12 months:

  • Housing and utilities (based on $800 – $1,200 per month): $9,600 – $14,400
  • Groceries and food: $3,000
  • British Columbia Medical Services Plan basic health insurance: $650
  • Books and supplies: $1,200
  • Clothing, personal care, and miscellaneous expenses: $3,000
  • Temporary accommodation (e.g. hotel) upon arrival to Vancouver: $500

These costs are approximately $17,950 – $22,750 per 12-month period, not including tuition, student fees, and the extended health and dental plan.

Scotia Professional® Student Plan for Dental Hygiene Students

UBC is the first dental school in Canada with access to an education financing program for all eligible Dental Hygiene Degree Program students. This program, exclusive to UBC, is made possible through a unique partnership with Scotiabank and includes education financing, a preferred banking package, premium credit cards and other tailored advice and solutions to meet your financial needs as a dental hygiene student.

Scotiabank also has a dedicated Healthcare & Professional Advisor, Haruka Yoshizawa, who brings the banking knowledge and experience to advise and assist you through every step of your education. Review the program brochure to learn more about this exclusive program and connect with Haruka.

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