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 2019 - August 2020 tuition and fees are paid per term (Fall, Winter, and Summer)

The following estimates are for full-time students only. Tuition and fees differ for students in part-time, continuing, qualifying, online, or programs with additional fees- links to these program fees can be found in the charts below, or at UNB Financial Services

  • 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.

Fees differ for applicants in the following programs: MBA Fredericton, MBA Saint John, Masters in Quantitative Investment Mangement, Masters in Technology Management Entrepreneurship, MA Economics, Masters in Environmental Management

Research-based (International)

Tuition $6,975.00
International Fee Differential $5,460.00
International Emergency Health Insurance  $600.00
International Health Travel Insurance $64.50
GSA Health and Dental Insurance (1 year individual coverage) $605.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $148.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $180.00
*Mandatory Fees
$480.00
Total $14,512.50
*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

$29,612.50

Course-based (International)

Tuition (per course fee based on 10 courses)  $8570.00
International Fee Differential (per course based on 10 courses) $5450.00
International Emergency Health Insurance

$600.00

International Health Travel Insurance $64.50
GSA Health and Dental Insurance (1 year individual coverage) $605.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $148.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $180.00
Mandatory Fees (per course, based on 10 courses)
$315.00
Mandatory Fees (per term) $168.00
Total $16,100.50
*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

$31,200.50

Domestic students

An estimate of costs for a 12-month period of study for full-time domestic students. Program fees differ for students in the following programs: MBA Fredericton, MBA Saint John, Masters in Quantitative Investment Management, Masters in Technology Management Entrepreneurship, MA Economics, Masters in Environmental Management

Research-based (Domestic)

Tuition $6,975.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year individual coverage) $605.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $148.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $180.00
Mandatory Fees (per term) $480.00
Total $8,388.00

Course-based (Domestic)

Tuition (per course fee based on 10 courses) $8,570.00
GSA Health and Dental (1 year individual coverage) $605.00
GSA Universal Bus Pass $148.00
Graduate Student Association Fee $180.00
Mandatory Fees (per course, based on 10 courses) $315.00
Mandatory Fees (per term) $168.00
Total $9,986.00