University of Victoria


The fees for graduate students are very different than those assessed for undergraduate study. The following information is provided to assist you in planning your finances for your graduate program. Students should read the section on fees in the University of Victoria calendar.

All fees quoted below are subject to change.

Tuition fees for graduate programs are program fees. Program fees consist of regular program fee installments and graduate re-registration fees. Students are charged a fee for every term they are registered in a degree program.

PhD tuition per term – full time study (First nine installments):

Domestic Students: $1716.74
International Students: $2042.76

Fees are assessed three times per year, usually in September, January and May. If students have not completed their degree by the time the program fee has been paid, they will then be assessed a re-registration fee for each term until the time limit has been reached. The re-registration fee (once the 9 full fee installments have been made) is:

Graduate Re-registration Fees (After first nine installments UNTIL maximum completion limits):

Domestic Students: $681.84                                                                                                                                     International Students: $813.36

Thereafter (after maximum completion limits):

$1716.74 Domestic
$2042.76 International

Ancillary Student Fees: All students are required to pay universal fees in addition to tuition as a part of being a student at UVic and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Student Society $56.76 per term
Athletics and Recreation $76.00 per term
Universal Bus Pass $78.50 per term
Extended Healthcare Plan $328.00 per year
Dental Plan $214.00 per year

Our Programs

Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG)

The Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (MAIG) is an interdisciplinary program focused on traditional structures and ways of governance and encompassing the values, perspectives, concepts, and principles of Indigenous political cultures. Through teaching and research that respects both western and Indigenous traditions, methods, and forms of knowledge, students are provided with a strong foundation of basic and applied scholarly research with an emphasis on the nature and context of Indigenous governance and Indigenous-State relations in Canada and internationally.

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PhD Degree by Special Arrangement

The Faculty of Graduate Studies along with the Indigenous Governance Program (IGOV) offers the selected opportunities for students to pursue a PhD degree by Special Arrangement. The Special Arrangement degree program is available for Indigenous Governance students, as the program does not currently offer a regular Ph.D. degree program. For more information about this program.

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IGOV is a part of the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD).

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To learn more about research in HSD, please click here.

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