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MAAPPS Tuition/Funding


Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents

$4383.87 payable in three installments of $1,421.29 for each of the Fall (September), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms in a school year.

International students

$7640.88 payable in three installments of $2,546.96 for each of the Fall (September), Spring (January) and Summer (May) terms in a school year.


• All funds are in Canadian dollars.

• The annual tuition fee does not include student’s fees and other miscellaneous fees that are levied by the Registrar’s Office. 

• This tuition fee structure applies only to the MAAPPS component. Tuition fee for the Joint MAAPPS/LLB program will be calculated as tuition fee of the MAAPPS component plus LLB course fees. All tuition fees are calculated and assessed by the Records and Registration Office of Student Services.

Note: The posted tuition fee schedule may be subject to change without advanced notice. Further information may be found in the UBC Calendar.


International Tuition Partial Scholarship

International students are eligible for an annual International Partial Tuition Scholarship of $3200.00 to assist with your tuition fees provided you are not the recipient of external funding which pays your tuition. This amount is payable in 3 equal installments a year.  No application forms need to be submitted.

Graduate Student Initiative

The funds received by the Institute of Asian Research from the Graduate Student Initiative (GSI) will be used to award MAAPPS students with tuition fee waivers.  Monies will be contingent on the amount of funding available for the academic year.  All candidates accepted into the MAAPPS program will be considered by the Admissions Committee and ranked according to their qualifications and excellence in past endeavours.


Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Faculty of Graduate Studies administers the Graduate Student Travel Fund. Graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Travel Fund only once per degree program. The Travel Fund provides one-time travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student who presents a paper or poster at an official conference or symposium (student workshops are ineligible) while they are enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program.

MAAPPS Award for Excellence in Practicum Report and Thesis

In order to acknowledge and encourage outstanding works, the MAAPPS program offers awards for the best thesis research and practicum paper. Supervisors of thesis and practicum paper will identify excellent works and recommend them to the Award Committee for further elaboration to determine the winner. This award will have official recognition through the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Successful works from this and previous years are available for consultation in the MAAPPS Program Office.

Learn about our past recipients and read their reports. 

External Awards 

Other award opportunities can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website or UBC's Student Finance site.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

We encourage applicants to apply for a SSHRC award if they will be in the program for longer than one year.  Please visist the SSHRC website for further information.  Please note that SSHRC awards are only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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