Tuition

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

Please note that this page is provided for convenience and all fees are subject to change.  The calendar lists the most recent regulations concerning tuition fees for graduate programs.

Tuition

Tuition is charged every term as a combination of standard tuition fees and mandatory other fees.  You must either register or request a leave of absence for every term until you finish your degree.

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.  You may also register for the Graduate Student Tuition Income Offset Plan in order to pay monthly instead of once per term.

Standard Tuition Fees (Effective May 1, 2019)

Full Fee Installment:

  • Domestic Full Fee — $1,972.00 per term (per 4 months).
  • International Full Fee — $2,487.24 per term (per 4 months).

LLM program: It is possible to complete the program within 3 terms. However, most students take between 4-6 terms to complete. After you have paid five full fee installments, you will be eligible to pay reregistration fees every term until you reach the maximum completion limit of five years.

PhD program: Doctoral students are expected to complete their dissertation within 4 to 5 years. After you have paid seven full fee installments and one half-fee installment, you will be eligible to pay reregistration fees every term until you reach the maximum completion limit of seven years.

After you have paid all required fee installments, you will pay reregistration fees every term instead of a fee installment:

  • Domestic reregistration— $783.22 per term (per 4 months).
  • International reregistration — $990.34 per term (per 4 months).

If you receive a program extension to enroll beyond your time limit, a program extension fee will apply every term as described in the calendar.

Other mandatory fees (effective September 1, 2019):

Every term:

Every year:

GSS coverage runs from September 1st to August 31st.

First term only:

MTMI coverage runs from August 18th through December 31st.

Other costs and considerations

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

The International Student Services provides further information about obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage in British Columbia.

The Graduate Students' Society (GSS) has additional details about how to take advantage of the Extended Health Care Plan and Dental Care Plan, including how to opt-in if you're off-campus, how to opt-out if you have other coverage, and how to obtain additional coverage for family members.

Visit the Student Awards and Financial Aid "Annual Costs" webpage under the Budgeting title for indications of some of the costs of living in Victoria.