Peter A Allard School of Law

Tuition, Fees & Funding

Tuition & Student Fees

The LLM CL Program is charged on a per-credit basis. 30 credits are required to complete the program.

Rates effective May 1, 2024:

 Domestic StudentsInternational Students
Per Credit$980.52$1,375.27
Program Total (30 credits)$29,415.60$41,258.10

You should also anticipate student fees of approximately $970 per year. Please see the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies' website for detailed information on graduate student fees.

Admissions Deposit - Beginning September 2024

Please note, all admitted applicants for the September 2024 intake will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 to secure their spot in the program before they accept the offer of admission.  This deposit will be credited to the admitted student's account for future tuition payment. 

Scholarships, Bursary and Awards

  • Top Graduating Master of Laws (Common Law) Student Prize: A $500 prize award has been made available through the Graduate Program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law for the top graduating LLM.CL student in each of May and November. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Allard School of Law.


  • Domestic students on domestic student loans are eligible for a Master of Laws (Common Law) Bursary, which is assessed according to financial need. Visit the Student Services website to learn more about the UBC Bursary and eligibility requirements.



  • The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Funding Databases provides a good starting point for researching external funding opportunities.

Student Fees and Cost of Living

For general information on the costs associated with doing a graduate degree at UBC and living in Vancouver, see the Tuition, Fees and Cost of Living material provided by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Domestic Student Loan Eligibility

For the purposes of both federal and provincial student loans, the LLM CL program is considered a 1-year full time program.  Students are expected to complete the program in a single year regardless of the number of credits a student is permitted to take in a term by the program.

Students will be eligible for both federal and provincial student loans for 3 consecutive terms from the beginning of their program.  Students in additional academic terms beyond the first 3 terms are considered ineligible for any loan funding regardless of the number of credits permitted by the program. 

Federal and Provincial student loan eligibility is based on the number of credits taken in a single term.  Students taking 9 or more credits in a term will be eligible to apply for full time loans.  Students taking 8 or fewer credits in a term will be eligible to apply for part time loans with the understanding that the program is designed to be taken on a full-time basis.

These rules are in accordance with the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act that requires student loan recipients to be attending full-time post-secondary studies as their primary occupation.


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