Fees, Financial and other Support

*Tuition & Student Fee Information Fredericton


The graduate tuition fees and other educational costs set by the University of New Brunswick School of Graduate Studies for 2016-2017 are as follows:

A. Full-Time Canadian Graduate Student

Full Time Term Fee $2,192.00 per term (x 3 terms) $6,576.00  per year*
GSA Health & Dental Insurance $498.00
Graduate Student Assoc  (44 x 3 terms) $132.00
Technology Fee (17.50 x 3 terms) $52.50
Facilities Improvement Fee (63 x 3 terms) $189.00
Health Fee (17.50 x 3 terms) $52.50
Facility Access Fee (54 x 3 terms) $162.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass   $140.00
 TOTAL   $7802.00

B. Full-Time International Graduate Student

Full Time Term Fee  $2,192 per term  (x 3 terms) $6,576.00    per year*
International Student Fee Differential    (1,635 x 3 terms) $4,905.00
GSA Health & Dental Insurance   $498.00
Graduate Student Assoc    (44 x 3 terms) $132.00
Technology Fee  (17.50 x 3 terms) $52.50
Health Fee  (17.50 x 3 terms)  $52.50
Facilities Improvement Fee  (63 x 3 terms) $189.00
International Health Insurance   $966.00
Facility Access Fee  (54 x 3 terms)    $162.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00 
TOTAL      $13,673.00

C. Part-Time Graduate Student

Part Time Term Fee $1,096 per term (x 3 terms) $3,288.00 per year*
Graduate Student Assoc. (22 x 3 terms) $66.00
Technology Fee (8.75 x 3 terms) $26.25
Facilities Improvement Fee (31.50 x 3 terms) $94.50
TOTAL $3,474.75

[*Note: Students pay full tuition fees for 9 academic terms (3 years).  Thereafter they pay a continuation fee that is one-half the full tuition rate.  The continuation fee must be paid until the student successfully completes the oral defense of the doctoral thesis.]

Financial Support for Graduate Students: A number of assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and other awards are made available to graduate students on a competitive basis. The primary source of funding for psychology graduate students is the humanities and social sciences assistantship offered through the Faculty of Arts. The Department of Psychology makes every effort to ensure that each student receives at least some financial support. However, because graduate assistantships are competitive and under the jurisdiction of the Faculty of Arts, the department cannot guarantee financial support. Nevertheless, all of our graduate students have received assistantships in the past five years. Assistantships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit in the spring of each year. The 2016-2017 graduate assistantship for the first year is $15,219.52 per annum, and for the second through fifth years it is $18,927.52 per annum. Students admitted to the MA/PhD program (either stream) receive five years of funding, consisting of MA level funding for the first year and PhD level funding for the second, third, fourth and fifth years in the program. Students admitted to the PhD program (either stream) following completion of a Master’s degree in psychology at another university receive four years of funding at the PhD level. Students who are awarded an assistantship are expected to work as teaching assistants for approximately 8 hours per week in the Fall and Winter terms.

Graduate students with an outstanding academic record will be eligible for a number of scholarships and other awards offered by the university on a competitive basis.  Information on graduate scholarships can be found in the Graduate Calendar (see Graduate Studies on the web (https://eservices.unb.ca/calendar/graduate/awards.cgi?tables=awards&title=Awards).

Eligible students are also strongly encouraged to apply for federal scholarships either prior to admission or upon enrolment. Students applying for federal funding prior to admissions should first consult with the advisors/supervisors at their previous undergraduate or graduate institutions. A number of graduate students have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council or the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (see www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca, www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca, and www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca for more information on federally funded awards).  Students may also have an opportunity to work as part-time research assistants on externally-funded faculty research.  

Student Affairs & Services (http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/studentservices/) provide support in areas such as:               

  • Career and Personal Counselling
  • Financial Aid
  • Child Care
  • Health & Wellness
  • Accessibility Service