Tuition and Fees

The Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies offers high quality programming at an affordable rate.

Application/Confirmation Fees

An application fee of $100 CAD is due at the time of applying to the program. A confirmation fee of $320 CAD is due when an offer to the program is accepted. This confirmation fee holds a seat in the program.

Tuition Fees/Continuation Fees

Doctoral students pay a program tuition fee (rather than course-based fee). As of July 1, 2017, students pay a fee of $10,150 CAD for each of the first two years, and then a $2,897 CAD program continuation fee per year until completion of the Dissertation (flat rate). 

The program tuition fee covers 7 units of course work and any Special Topics and/or Directed Studies required by the IDAC and offered within the participating institutions. 

Payment Dates

Tuition fees for the initial two years of the program can be paid in full at the beginning of July or can be paid in 2 installments: one payment by July 1st and another payment by December 15th. 

The program continuation fee is due on July 1st of each relevant program year. Payments are made to the student’s home institution. Tuition fees must be paid by the payment due dates in order to remain in the program. 

Late Payment

Penalties for late payment are regulated by the policies in place at the home institution. 

Tuition and Fees Disclaimer

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The fees stated above apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

International Student Fees

International differential will be a matching amount for each scenario, i.e. a first/second year international student would pay $20,300 CAD, and a continuing international student would pay $5,794 CAD.