Tuition and Financial Aid
The UBC Master of Data Science is an investment in your future. This intensive 10-month program offers a technical foundation and real-world data experience. It’s a powerful combination that can help you take your professional career to new levels.
What Will it Cost*?
Tuition for the UBC Master of Data Science is comparable and competitive with other professional Masters programs at top domestic and international universities.
All fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD).
- $33,122.40 CAD for domestic students (Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
- $47,734.68 CAD for international students
*All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Please visit the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar and the UBC Okanagan Academic Calendar for the most up to date tuition fees.
- On acceptance into the program, students will be required to pay a $3,000 CAD non-refundable deposit.
- On acceptance into the Computational Linguistic specialization, students will be required to pay a $1,000 CAD non-refundable deposit.
*Deposit fees are credited towards students' tuition fees in September.
In addition to tuition fees, all students must pay:
- UBC student fees, which include the mandatory transit U-Pass
- AMS/GSS Extended Health Plan fees
All new international students must also pay an annual i-Med fee.
There may be opt-out provisions for students with equivalent personal insurance.
Tuition and student fees are charged in three equal instalments payable in September, January and, May.
If you are a domestic student, you can apply for a federal/provincial student loan. Please complete your loan application as soon as possible after you receive your letter of acceptance, as it typically takes four to five weeks for loan applications to be processed. If you need help completing your student loan application, please visit UBC’s Student Services websites on the Vancouver or Okanagan campuses for assistance.
If you are an American student, the MDS Vancouver, MDS Okanagan and MDS Computational Linguistic programs have been approved for US Direct loans to assist students to pay for their post-secondary education. Please visit UBC's Student Services - Finances site for more information.
Domestic students who receive a federal/provincial student loan, may also apply for an MDS program bursary. Bursaries are distributed to students on a needs assessed basis until funds run out. Please visit UBC's Student Services - Finances site for more information.
Master of Data Science International Scholarship – Entrance scholarships of up to $25,000 CAD are offered annually to an international student in each of the Master of Data Science Vancouver, Okanagan and Computational Linguistics programs. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry. The award is made on the recommendation of the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Master of Data Science Domestic Scholarship – Entrance scholarships of up to $25,000 CAD are offered annually to a student who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in each of the Master of Data Science Vancouver, Okanagan and Computational Linguistics programs. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry. The award is made on the recommendation of the Master of Data Science Admissions Committee, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The Mastercard Foundation Scholars program - These scholarships target individuals from Sub-Saharan Africa who are academically talented but face economic disadvantages that prevent them from getting access to relevant and high-quality university education. After graduation, the MCF scholars use their experience and learning to contribute to economic growth and social development in their home countries. Learn more. This scholarship applies to the Vancouver MDS program only.