Music Graduate Studies Costs

Cost of living

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Tuition fees

Calculate official tuition and fee costs based on your residency status and the music program you are interested in, or look at our multi-year tuition estimates for Canadian, international and Quebec students:

M.A. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2019-20 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,940 $1,886 $9,826
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,970 $1,219 $5,189
Non-thesis evaluation semester

Winter yr 2

$1,154 $450 $1,604
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $16,619

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,940 $1,886 $9,826
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,970 $1,219 $5,189
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $16,360

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $18,110 $2,751 $20,861
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $9,055 $2,084 $11,139
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,155 $450 $1,604
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $33,604

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $17,421 $2,751 $20,172
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,711 $2,083 $10,794
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $32,311

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.A. (thesis) program awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,711 $2,083 $10,794
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $17,434

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. Non-thesis program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $1,886 $4,430
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,272 $1,219 $2,491
Non-thesis evaluation semester Winter yr 2 $1,155 $450 $1,604
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $8,525

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.A. (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $1,886 $4,430
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,272 $1,219 $2,491
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $8,266

M.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $1,886 $4,430
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,272 $1,219 $2,491
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $8,266

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program, awarded a differential fee waiver for the 1st year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,711 $2,083 $10,794
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $17,434

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Composition (thesis) program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,940 $1,886 $9,826
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,970 $1,219 $5,189
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $377 $1,147
Thesis evaluation semester Summer yr 2 $0 $198 $198
Total anticipated cost for M.A. degree $16,360

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $7,940 $2,359 $10,299
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $3,970 $1,806 $5,776
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $964 $1,734
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $17,809

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $17,421 $3,924 $21,345
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,711 $2,670 $11,381
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $964 $1,734
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $34,460

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Performance program, awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first year of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $3,924 $6,468
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $8,711 $2,670 $11,381
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $964 $1,734
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $19,583

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Performance program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session (2 semesters) 1 $2,544 $3,059 $5,603
Full-time semester Fall yr 2 $1,272 $1,806 $3,078
Additional semester Winter yr 2 $770 $964 $1,734
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $10,415

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,940 $1,886 $9,826
Full-time session 2 $7,940 $1,886 $9,826
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $19,652

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $18,110 $2,752 $20,862
Full-time session 2 $18,110 $2,752 $20,862
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $41,724

 

Anticipated cost for a Quebec student in the M.Mus. Sound Recording program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,544 $1,886 $4,430
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $1,886 $4,430
Total anticipated cost for M.Mus. degree $8,860

D.Mus. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Quebec/Canadian student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 4 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Additional session 5 $2,309 $1,956 $3,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $1,956 $3,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $877 $877
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $22,700

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 3 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $66,160

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Composition program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study.  All figures in CAD: 

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $39,974

 

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $3,060 $5,604
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $3,060 $5,604
Full-time session 4 $2,544 $3,060 $5,604
Additional session 5 $2,309 $1,956 $4,265
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $21,077

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree), and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,637 $3,924 $19,561
Full-time session 3 $15,637 $3,924 $19,561
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $3,924 $19,561
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $65,310

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in the D.Mus. Performance program, admitted to D.Mus. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for year 1 and 2 of study, and including private lessons spread out over 3 years (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $3,924 $6,468
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $3,924 $6,468
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $3,924 $19,561
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Total anticipated cost for DMus. degree $37,124

Ph.D. tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 4 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Additional session 5 $2,309 $1,956 $4,625
Additional session 6 $2,309 $1,956 $4,625
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $877 $877
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $27,131

 

Anticipated cost for a Canadian/Quebec student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD:

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Full-time session 4 $2,544 $1,887 $4,431
Additional session 5 $2,309 $1,956 $4,265
Additional session 6 $2,309 $1,956 $4,265
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $877 $877
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $22,700

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 2 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 3 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $84,548

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 1 and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 3 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $58,362

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree).  All figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 3 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $66,160

 

Anticipated cost for an international student in the Ph.D. program, admitted to Ph.D. year 2 (generally applicable to students with a Master's degree) and awarded a Differential Fee Waiver for the first two years of study (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 2 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 3 $2,544 $2,751 $5,295
Full-time session 4 $15,637 $2,751 $18,388
Additional session 5 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Additional session 6 $2,309 $2,318 $4,627
Thesis evaluation (1 semester) 7 $0 $1,742 $1,742
Total anticipated cost for Ph.D. degree $39,974

Diploma tuition fees

These tuition estimates are guidelines only. Fees are normally adjusted every year, depending on governmental decisions in Quebec.

The actual rates for 2018-19 might be more or less than our estimates.

*Health insurance is included in "Other Fees."

Anticipated costs for a Canadian student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $7,040 $3,060 $11,000
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $11,000

 

Anticipated costs for an international student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $18,110 $3,924 $22,034
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $22,034

 

Anticipated costs for a Quebec student in a diploma program (all figures in CAD):

  Year Tuition fee Other fees* Total per session
Full-time session 1 $2,544 $3,060 $5,604
Total anticipated cost for a diploma $5,604
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