As an employee of UBC you and your dependent family members may be eligible to take many UBC courses without paying some or all of the tuition fee.
The tuition waiver you are eligible for depends on your employee group and may include:
- a Tuition Waiver, which allows you to take up to 12 credits of UBC courses, or (for eligible staff employee groups) the dollar equivalent in UBC Extended Learning non-credit courses or approved Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies non-credit courses every 12-month period,
- the ability to transfer some or all of this Tuition Waiver to your eligible dependent spouse or child; and
- if you are a member of faculty or an academic executive, a Tuition Waiver for your dependent children of up to 120 UBC undergraduate credit courses
To learn more about the Tuition Waiver please click on your employee group below:
- Faculty and Academic Executive
- Administrative Executive, Management & Professional, and Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants
- BCGEU Okanagan, CUPE 116, CUPE 2278, CUPE 2950, Executive Administrative, Farm Workers and IUOE 115
Note: BCGEU Vancouver (Child Care) employees are not eligible for the Tuition Waiver. Please contact your supervisor for information about funding for professional development activities.
Video deep dive
Join Benefits Specialist, Janet McHugh as she walks you through all the details of the Tuition Waiver benefit in this 12-minute video. Captions are available.
If you have general questions about tuition waivers or your eligibility, please contact UBC Benefits. If you have submitted a tuition waiver application, and have questions about processing, please contact the Integrated Service Centre.
Professional development funding and opportunities
Funding is available to several employee groups to support learning opportunities that enhance knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC. Professional development funds can be accessed to supplement UBC tuition waivers and can be used for a variety of external learning activities such as professional membership fees, workshops, conferences, and courses. Discover your eligibility and information on how to apply by visiting our PD Funding page.
Human Resources also offers a variety of programs that support you, your unit and the university as a whole. Explore career development opportunities such as workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership programs, on-demand learning and conflict theatre.