Estimated costs

To better understand the financial reality of living and studying while attending UNB's School of Graduate Studies, we have created the following estimate of costs for international and domestic graduate students.

All fees are subject to change; these are strictly approximations for planning purposes only and cannot be guaranteed due to inflation, exchange rate fluctuations, and personal spending habits. The program fee reflects tuition for September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 tuition and fees are paid per term (Fall, Winter, and Summer)

Graduate students who are on the Saint John campus will not have to pay for the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Universal Bus Pass, and the Graduate Student Association fee is slightly less.

The following estimates are for full-time students only. Tuition and fees differ for students in part-time, continuing, qualifying, MBA Fredericton, MBA Saint John, ME.TME, MQIM or online program options, please check with financial services for these estimates.

  • Research-based: Refers to graduate programs involving a thesis or dissertation component
  • Course-based: Refers to graduate programs involving course-work only

International students

Outlined below is an estimate of costs for a 12-month period of study for full-time international students. For international PhD applicants, there is an automatic scholarship (for up to 3 years) to cover the International Student Fee Differential. Students pay fees on a per term basis, a break down can be found on the UNB Financial Services website.

Research-based (International)

Tuition $6,843.00
International Fee Differential $5,301.00
International Health Insurance - Emergency Plan (mandatory) $600.00
International Health Insurance - Travel Plan (mandatory) $64.50
GSA Health and Dental Insurance (1 year individual coverage) $523.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $162.00
Technology Fee $54.00
Health Fee $54.00
Facilities Improvement Fee $193.50
Facilities Access $165.00
Total $14,100.00
*Accomodations (based on 2 bedroom including shared utilities) $7,300.00
*Food / Living Expenses $5,000.00
*Books / Supplies $2,000.00
*Local Travel $800.00

Total (including Living Expenses)

*Estimated amounts

$29,200.00

Course-based (International)

Tuition (per course fee based on 10 courses)  $8400.00
International Fee Differential (per course fee based on 10 courses) $5290.00
International Health Insurance - Emergency Plan (mandatory)

$600.00

International Health Insurance - Travel Plan (mandatory) $64.50
GSA Health and Dental Insurance (1 year individual coverage) $523.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $162.00
Technology Fee (based on 10 courses) $55.00
Health Fee (based on 10 courses) $55.00
Facilities Improvement Fee (based on 10 courses) $195.00
Facilities Access $165.00
Total $15,268.00
*Accomodations (based on 2 bedroom including shared utilities) $7,300.00
*Food / Living Expenses $5,000.00
*Books / Supplies  $2,000.00
*Local Travel $800.00

Total (including Living Expenses)

*Estimated amounts

$30.368.00

Domestic students

An estimate of costs for a 12-month period of study for full-time domestic students.

Research-based (Domestic)

Program Fee $6,843.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year individual coverage) $523.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $162.00
Technology Fee $54.00
Health Fee $54.00
Facilities Improvement Fee $193.50
Facilities Access Fee $165.00
Total $8,134.50

Course-based (Domestic)

Tuition (per course fee based on 10 courses) $8,400.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year individual coverage) $523.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $162.00
Technology Fee (based on 10 courses) $55.00
Health Fee (based on 10 courses) $55.00
Facilities Improvement Fee (based on 10 courses) $195.00
Facilities Access $165.00
Total $9,695.00