Financial Information


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


International & Domestic Fees

The breakdown of tuition fees, including projected costs for future years can be found in 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 enrolment. This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards the tuition for the session for which the student has been accepted.

Financial Assistance

Paying for your education

Information on awards and financial aid available to eligible UBC students may be obtained by visiting or contacting them at:

UBC Enrolment Services
2016-1874 East Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.822.9836


There are numerous awards for which dental students are eligible. 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.

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

Please note that you do not apply individually for any of the awards. Scholarships, Prizes and Awards are generally awarded by nomination by the Faculty. Bursary assistance is available based on financial need and the availability of University funds. To be eligible for bursary assistance including Dentistry-specific bursaries, you must submit an application to the Student Financial Assistance and Awards Office. To obtain information on bursary applications and deadlines, click on “Scholarships & Bursaries” in the left hand column of the Awards screen.

Housing and Childcare

The University 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 more detailed information about housing options on campus, including costs and access to the on-line application service, go to the UBC Housing website for further information.

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

For information on the UBC Child Care Services, click here. UBC Child Care Services offer excellent facilities and space is very limited. If you think you will need child care services, you should contact them immediately to have your name placed on a wait list.

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 a 12 month period:

  • 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 cost sum to approximately $17,950 – $22,750 per 12 month period, not including the cost of tuition, student fees, and the extended health and dental plan.