Undergraduate Tuition + Fees

Tuition, fees and dates are subject to change annually. Students are required to pay tuition and fees on a per-term basis.

All tuition and fees are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

Calculating Tuition

Undergraduate degrees at Emily Carr require 120 credits to complete. If 120 credits are completed within four years:

  • Domestic tuition + mandatory fees will total approximately $5,307 per year (or $21,227* for a four-year degree)
  • International tuition + mandatory fees will total approximately $18,299 per year (or $73,196* for a four-year degree)

Providing equitable access to high-quality education is a guiding principle at Emily Carr. Our tuition is among the most affordable in Canada, while we remain the top-ranked university in Canada for art and design (QS World Rankings, 2020, 2021).

Our tuition is lower than that of OCAD University, NSCAD University, University of British Columbia and University of Toronto (Statistics Canada).

* Exact totals will vary from student to student. This does not include Optional or Other Fees. These numbers are approximated, based on the tuition and fees of the 2021-2022 year. Tuition increases for domestic students are standardized at a prescribed amount in step with other BC universities and vary between 0-2%. Rates for international students also vary by year. These changes are something students should plan for. For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees by credit load, see the tables below or download the full tuition and fee schedule.

Minimum and Maximum Credits Per Term

Undergraduate Degree Tuition + Fees

2021-2022 Domestic Tuition + Fees
2021-2022 International Tuition + Fees
Application, Optional and Other Fees
Tuition + Fees for Previous Years

Undergraduate Studies Expenses

How much will it cost to study at Emily Carr?

Overall, we estimate the monthly cost of living to be about $2,290. This works out to $9,160 per term, or $18,320 per academic year.

This total is a conservative estimate based on average costs. Vancouver is an expensive city to live in, and costs vary widely depending on if you are living on your own or in shared accommodations.

This total includes the following basic living expenses:

  • housing (rent and insurance) - $1,100
  • utilities (heat, electricity) - $155
  • food - $550
  • personal care - $220
  • public transportation (UPass is a mandatory fee) - $45
  • entertainment and clothing - $110
  • phone and internet plans - $110

Domestic tuition, fees, and basic living expenses total approximately $23,627* for an academic year.

International tuition, fees, and basic living expenses total approximately $36,619* for an academic year.

* Exact totals will vary from student to student. This does not include Optional or Other Fees. These numbers are approximated, based on the tuition and fees of the 2021-2022 year. Tuition increases for domestic students are standardized at a prescribed amount in step with other BC universities and vary between 0-2%. Rates for international students also vary by year. These changes are something students should plan for. For a detailed breakdown of tuition and fees by credit load, see the tables below or download the full tuition and fee schedule.


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