DMD Financial Information

Fees Information

Application Fees

ADEA AADSAS charges $264 for the first program you apply to and $115 for each additional program (some programs may have an additional supplemental fee) for 2023-24 admissions cycle. UBC FoD does not charge a supplemental application fee for AADSAS applications.

Applicants applying to ADEA AADSAS-participating Canadian dental schools will receive a 25% discount on each Canadian dental school application to account for the exchange rate difference. Applicants will first pay the full fee amount in US dollars to submit the application. The 25% discount will be processed separately.


Accepted applicants are required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $11,250.00 CDN within two weeks from the date of their letter of acceptance. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and will be applied toward 1st term fees of the session for which the applicant has been accepted.

International & Domestic Fees

Financial Assistance

Paying for your education

Information on awards and financial aid may be obtained from your assigned Enrolment Services Advisors (ES Advisor):

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


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.

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 DMD Students, – please see our Financial Resources page.

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, visit 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, visit 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
  • 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 $17,300 – $22,100 per 12 month period, not including the cost of tuition, student fees, and the extended health and dental plan.