Tuition & Aid

Tuition Fees

The total tuition fee for the two-year program (2020/21) for a domestic student is approximately $41,183.55 (Canadian) and for an international student it is $44,086.1 (Canadian), which is payable in instalments. Further information about fees can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Additional Fees

Student fees charged in addition to tuition are approximately $2,000.00 over two years. Further information can be found here.

Students are expected to go to an external summer rotation between their first and second year of study. All associated costs including travel, accommodation and living expenses are not covered by the program.

Students are also expected to attend an educational conference in their second year of study. The program provides each student with $1,200.00 towards expenses. Costs incurred above this amount are not covered by the program. Costs vary depending on the conference location.

Students are encouraged to research the cost of living in Vancouver to have a fulsome understanding of their financial needs.

Financial Aid

There are two $4000.00 scholarships available this year for successful applicants. Award winners will be notified when acceptance into the Genetic Counselling Program has been determined. Decisions regarding award winners are made by the Interview Committee.

In addition, in June 2021, the CAGC announced its First Nations, Métis and Inuit Bursary for Canadian Genetic Counselling Applications. This annual bursary is intended to cover the fees associated with applying for Canadian graduate programs in genetic counselling, for Canadian citizens who self-identify as First Nations, Metis and Inuit. It is available on an annual basis and eligible students must apply by May 31 of the same year of application.  There is up to $3000 available annually and funding will be awarded in the order in which applications are received. The application form for the bursary can now be accessed through the CAGC website by clicking here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cammie Kaulback, CAGC Executive Director at ckaulback@cagc-accg.ca.

This year, the UBC Genetic Counselling Program is pleased to offer a one-time $15,000 entrance scholarship to domestic applicants. One of the goals of this scholarship is to encourage diversity in our program and ensure equitable access to those groups under-represented in the genetic counselling profession. Preference for this award will be given to qualified applicants from the following categories: Indigenous, ethnic/racial minorities, self-identified males, and those who are members of the LGBTQ2S+ communities. We invite candidates to indicate on their application if they self-identify in any of these groups, or in other identity categories (in Additional Questions section of the application).

Work Learn Program

Students may also be interested in the Work Learn Program, a UBC wage-subsidy program that encourages on-campus employers to create career-related, on-campus work for eligible students.