Tuition and funding

UVic Law Books Pictured in the Diana M. Priestly Law Library
UVic Law books in the Diana M. Priestly Law Library

Tuition and fees (Effective May 1, 2016)

LLM program tuition fees:

Domestic — $1,858.26 per term (4 months). Minimum program fee is 3 terms.
International — $2,211.16 per term (4 months). Minimum program fee 3 terms.

If you take more than three terms to complete your program, you will be charged for those terms. Fees will be the same as above for up to two additional terms.

Re-registration fees for additional terms (after the first 5 terms):

Domestic — $738.04
International — $880.42

PhD program tuition fees:

Domestic — $1,858.26 per term. Minimum program fee is 5 terms.
International — $2,211.16 per term. Minimum program fee is 5 terms.

If you take more than five terms to complete your program, you will be charged for those terms. Fees will be the same as above for up to two and a half additional terms.

Re-registration fees for additional terms (after the first 7.5 terms):

Domestic — $738.04
International — $880.42

Other mandatory fees (effective September 1, 2016):

  • Athletics/Recreation — per term (on-campus only) — $83.75
  • U-Pass Bus Pass — per term (on-campus only) — $81.00
  • Graduate Students' Society — per term — $66.91
  • Graduate Students' Society Extended Health Care Plan — per year (single coverage)— $328.00
  • Dental Care Plan — per year (single coverage) — $214.00

Please note that all fees are subject to change.  The calendar lists the most recent regulations concerning tuition fees for graduate programs.

To opt out of one or both of the above Extended Health and Dental Plans, you must provide proof of your equivalent alternative health and/or dental coverage. Visit Graduate Students' Society (GSS) for details.

You may pay your tuition and fees by internet banking, telephone banking, cheque, money order, interact/debit, or cash (the University does not accept credit cards for payment of tuition fees). Visit Accounting Services for details.

Fellowships and Awards:

Awards and fellowships are awarded during the admissions process based on academic performance in combination with individual need for financial support

Support (from UVic Fellowships/Graduate Awards) is available to Law graduate students:

  • LLM students — up to $12,000 per year for a maximum of one year
  • PhD students — up to $18,000 for the first year.  Subsequent funding will be determined on a year to year basis for a maximum of three years.

Students may not hold another major award (e.g. SSHRC) in conjunction with program funding.

There are several other fellowships and scholarships at the University of Victoria which may be applied for after admission to the program.

Other funding:

You should apply for grants and fellowships from other institutions and agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Ottawa), Trudeau Foundation, etc.

Information on these and other awards are available from:

Bursaries:

Bursaries are non-repayable awards based on financial need and good academic standing.

Applications and eligibility information are available from Students Awards and Financial Aid.

Faculty of Law Internal Award Policies:

It is a condition of any funding offered to students through the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Graduate Studies that if you obtain other scholarship funding you must inform us. Some or all of the excess will then be reallocated to another needy student—although we will be pleased to consider a submission that you have special need for the additional funding.  Please refer to our Internal Funding Structure for the thresholds set for clawbacks of internal funding in this situation.