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 2017 - August 2018, 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, ME.TME 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 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)

Program Fee $6,708.00
International Student Fee Differential $5,148.00
International Health Insurance (1 year coverage) $924.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year coverage) $478.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass (1 year pass individiual) $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee (Full-time) $138.00
Technology Fee $53.25
Health Fee $53.25
Facilities Improvement Fee $192.75
Facilities Access Fee $165.00
Subtotal $14,000.25
*Rent ( 2 bedroom- shared accomodations including utilities) $7,300.00 
*Books, Supplies, & Equipment $2,000.00 
*Food/Living Expenses $5,000.00 
*Local Travel $800.00
Total (*Estimated Amounts) $29,100.25

Course-based (International)

Based on 10 courses a year 

Tuition $8,240.00
International Fee Differential $5,140.00
International Health Insurance (1 year coverage) $924.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year coverage) $478.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass (1 year pass individiual) $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee (Full-time) $138.00
Technology Fee $55.00
Health Fee $55.00
Facilities Improvement Fee $192.50
Facilities Access Fee $165.00
Subtotal $15,537.00
*Rent (based on 2 bedroom apartment - shares accomodations includes utilities) $7,300.00 
*Books, Supplies, & Equipment $2,000.00  
*Food/Living Expenses $5,000.00  
*Local Travel $800.00
Total (*Estimated Amounts) $30,637.00

Domestic students

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

Research-based (Domestic)

Program Fee $6,708.00
GSA Health and Dental $478.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $138.00
Technology Fee $53.25
Health Fee $53.25
Facilities Improvement Fee $192.75
Facilities Access Fee $165.00
Total $7,928.25

Course-based (Domestic)

Based on 10 courses a year 

Program Fee $8,240.00
GSA Health and Dental $478.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $140.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $138.00
Technology Fee $55.00
Health Fee $55.00
Facilities Improvement Fee $192.50
Facilities Access Fee $165.00
Total $9,463.00