Tuition & Fees

A summer student writes:

“At first, it seems quite expensive and I almost backed out because I can’t really afford it, but I just decided to go into a little debt and it has been totally worth it. I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world, but i think the initial price puts off people. Once you get here though, you realize how many resources (boats and lab equipment) we are provided with and the money isn’t a big deal at all.”

For all Students, fees consist of two parts:

1) University tuition fees

2) BMSC fees

University Tuition Fees

  • Students registered at member universities (UA, UBC, UC, UVIC, SFU) pay tuition to their home institution.
  • Students from other universities must apply to the University of Victoria (UVIC), register for BMSC courses at UVIC and pay tuition to UVIC. Click here for tuition fees at UVIC.
    NOTE: At UVIC, a 3-week course is 1.5 fee units, and a 6-week course is 3 fee units.
  • Students who don’t need university credit (auditors) pay tuition to BMSC. Tuition at BMSC is $500 for a three week course and $1000 for a six week course.

International students should enquire whether your institution is a partner with one of BMSC’s member universities, as you may be eligible for exchange status.

BMSC Summer Course Fees »

*Includes accommodation, meals and user fees.

Application Fee $50
Per Course Deposit* $200
BMSC Fee 2 weeks $933
BMSC Fee 3 weeks $1400
BMSC Fee 6 weeks $2800
  • deposits must be received by April 1st to hold your place in summer courses.
  • Course deposits are not refundable, but may be applied to a different course in the same summer if you change your mind about what course(s) you would like to take.
  • The application fee will be refunded only if the course you apply for is canceled.
  • Course deposit fees are applied towards your BMSC fee, they are not additional fees.

BMSC Fall Semester Fees »

*Includes accommodation, meals and user fees.

Application Fee $50
Per Semester Deposit* $1000
BMSC Fee 15 weeks $5200
  • deposits must be received by the first day of summer courses to hold your place in the Fall semester.
  • Semester deposits are not refundable.
  • The application fee will be refunded only if the course you apply for is canceled.
  • Course deposit fees are applied towards your BMSC fee. Course deposits are not additional fees.

To drop a course, students must inform the University Programs Coordinator in writing (e-mail, fax or post), that they will not attend. It is not sufficient to cancel registration at a member university. Please note deadlines for dropping listed above.

Fees can be paid to BMSC by cash, debit, credit card, cheque, money order or travelers cheques.

Graduate Students:

If you are a graduate student at a university covered under the Western Deans Agreement (Athabasca, Brandon University, University of Lethbridge, University of Manitoba, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, Concordia University College of Alberta, Royal Roads University) you may not be required to pay extra tuition.

Graduate students at member universities who have paid tuition for the summer semester need not pay additional tuition to attend courses at BMSC.