Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Lump-sum payment of $100 for students: Application procedure

When the Québec budget was presented on March 25, 2021, a lump sum payment of $100 per term for full-time college and university students was announced. The measure aims to acknowledge the difficulties experienced by the students during the COVID-19 health crisis during the fall 2020 and winter 2021 terms.

Eligible students will be asked to fill out the lump-sum application. It will be available on the Bishop’s University myBU/students, as of July 2, 2021. Payments will be made starting on September 15, 2021.

If a student prefers to complete their application in a printable format (PDF), they should send their request to the Registrar’s Office of their institution. The PDF will be available from the Registrars’ Office as of July 2, 2021.

For more information on the process and the eligibility criteria for the lump-sum payment for students, please consult the Ministère’s website.

Deadline for payment of fees:

All students registering at Bishop’s University are required to pay their school fees each semester before the deadline dates listed below:

  • Fall (First semester): September 30
  • Winter (Second semester): January 30
  • Spring / Summer (Third semester): May 20

Tuition and Fees

The following are the tuition and fees structure for the 2021-22 academic year:

Canadian Fees:

1 credit 30 credits* Compulsory Fees Total:
Quebec resident $90.84 $2,725.19 $1,618.87 $4,434.90
Out-of Province and French Citizens & Belgian Francophone $283.52 $8,505.67 $1,618.87 $10,408.06

International Fees1 – Undergraduate:

1 credit 30 credits* Compulsory Fees Total:
Business (2016 & earlier) $781.30 $23,438.90 $1,618.87 $25,839.07
Business cohort 2017 $700.00 $21,000.00 $1,618.87 $23,318.87
Business cohort 2018 $750.00 $22,500.00 $1,618.87 $24,868.87
Business cohort 2019 $808.33 $24,250.00 $1,618.87 $26,677.20
Cohort 2020 – All disciplines
$816.67 $24,500.00 $1,618.87 $26,935.54
Cohort 2021 – All disciplines $848.52 $25,455.50 $1,618.87 $27,922.89
Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Fine Arts (2019 & earlier)
$699.16 $20,974.92 $1,618.87 $23,292.95
Other disciplines (2019 & earlier)
$625.95 $18,778.37 $1,618.87 $21,023.18

International Fees1 – Graduate:

1 credit 30 credits* Compulsory Fees Total:
Course-based graduate program (2019 & earlier)
$625.95 $18,778.37 $1,618.87 $21,023.18
Course-based graduate program (Cohort 2020) $816.67 $24,500.00 $1,618.87 $26,935.54
Course-based graduate program (Cohort 2021) $848.52 $25,455.50 $1,618.87 $27,922.89
Thesis-based graduate program 2
$622.05 $18,661.48 $1,618.87 $20,902.40

Tuition fees are the same for online or in-person courses.

Total Fee Estimate:

Quebec Residents Other Canadian
and French Citizens
International Citizens
Tuition $2,725.19 $8,505.67 $25,455.00
Compulsory Fees3 $1,618.87 $1,618.87 $1,618.87
Accommodation $5,400.00 $5,400.00 $5,400.00
Meals $5,200.00 $5,200.00 $5,200.00
Books & Supplies $1,400.00 $1,400.00 $1,400.00
Estimated Total4 $16,118.00 $21,899.00 $38,848.00

* Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).

[1] Please note that a health insurance fee is billed for international students per semester: $424 in Fall (First semester), $374 in Winter (Second semester), and $279 during summer (Third semester). International students not living in Canada for the semester can sign a waiver letter to request the removal of the international insurance fee (certain conditions apply).

[2] Please note that Master Science students on thesis-based are billed 9 credits every semester for 5 semesters. These 9 credits have to be from the Master Science Program. Any course taken other than a course that belongs to the program will be billed apart.

[3] The Sports Centre fee ($45.75 per semester, included in the compulsory fees) won’t be charged to students taking all their courses online.

[4] Please note that these fees are estimated based on actual costs for the 2021-22 academic year. Costs may fluctuate based on the academic program, number of courses taken, style of residence and meal plan chosen. All costs are shown in Canadian dollars (CAD).

See also the Tuition Fees section of the Academic Calendar.

Procedures for payment of school fees

Once you have completed the online registration process, you will be able to view the total amount due for your first semester tuition and compulsory fees:

  1. Visit Self-Service in myBU;
  2. Click on the Finances tab;
  3. Click on Balance.

Only courses that are registered on your file will be billed automatically. Courses that are pending or on the waitlist will not be billed to your account.

IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING QUEBEC RESIDENCY: Students born in Quebec are automatically placed in the Quebec tuition category, Quebec birth certificate required. If you are eligible for Quebec tuition and were not born in Quebec you will be required to provide supporting documents within the semester you are eligible.  Please see the Quebec Residency page to determine the documents required.
Contact if you have questions.

It is very important that you look at the details of your statement when you register as it will show if you are being charged out of province fees or international fees.

If you are being billed international fees and you are Canadian, it means we are missing your Canadian birth certificate or proof of citizenship. This will need your attention right away.


Student refunds can be requested via myBU.