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Tuition waivers

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:

To learn more about the Tuition Waiver please click on your employee group below:

Note: BCGEU Childcare employees are not eligible for the Tuition Waiver. Please contact your supervisor for information about funding for professional development activities.


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 opportunities

Our team offers a variety of programs that support you, your unit and the university as a whole. Workplace learning includes workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership programs, career navigation, on-demand learning and team consulting services.

Funding is also available to several employee groups to support learning opportunities that enhance knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC. Funding can be accessed to supplement UBC tuition waivers and 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.


The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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