Tuition & Financial Aid


Information on UBC’s Bachelor of International Economics tuition fees can be found at Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors.

Domestic fees are subject to change, pending Board approval of new fees in April. International fees, for planning purposes, new incoming international students can expect a maximum 5% annual increase in tuition.

General information about UBC’s tuition fees and program costs can be viewed here.

Financial Aid

Canadian students (including permanent residents and landed immigrants) entering first year can apply for needs-based bursaries that help remove the financial barriers of attending university.

All applicants, domestic and international, are eligible to apply for merit-based scholarships and awards.

Additional awards, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance for international undergraduate students are also available. The Government of Canada also offers scholarships for international students.

Scholarship Regulation and Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship or award, student should:

–be registered in at least 27 percentage-graded credits–attain a standing in the top 10% of your year and faculty, or an average of 75% or higher–receive a passing grade in all any courses–complete all courses (e.g., no missing grades or standing deferred courses)–Applications are competitive, and there is no guarantee that you will receive a scholarship, award, or prize by meeting the minimum award requirements. Credits from summer courses are also not counted towards minimum credit load requirements. Only courses and grades earned during the Winter Session are considered.

Scholarships and awards given out at the start of or during the Winter Session are based on your registration and grades from the previous Winter Session.Year-end prizes and awards given out at the end of the Winter Session (usually in May/June), are based on your registration and grades from the Winter Session that just ended. Students are required to be registered in at least 24 credits to keep scholarship or award funding they have been offered in that academic year.

For more information on UBC’s scholarship and awards, please visit