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Fees for Summer 2019 term.

Status/Program Total Program Fee Excluding Supplementary Fees Part-time Fee Per Term Including Supplementary Fees Full-Time Fee or Accelerated Per Term Including Supplementary Fees
Domestic $25,338.63 $4,391.71 $8,783.44
International $40,299.75 $6,885.23 $13,770.48

Program fees are paid in installments each term:

  • Students in full-time specialization pay fees over three full-time terms
  • Students in part-time specializations pay fees over six part-time terms

Students who complete the program in fewer than the above number of terms will have their final installment(s) added at the end of their program. Students who require more than the above number of terms will be subject to additional tuition fees.

Supplementary Fees

Supplementary fees are included in each term’s tuition fee installment and are subject to change each term based on approval by York’s Board of Governors and in accordance with guidelines set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. For more information please see Student Financial Services.

For information on current supplementary fees, please see Student Financial Services Course and Program Fees page.

Additional Fees

Registration Fee: $15 per term (non-refundable).

International Students’ Health Insurance: The University Health Insurance Plans (UHIP) is mandatory for all international students. This does not apply to domestic students. For more information, visit the York International website.

Domestic Students’ Health Insurance: Full-time domestic students York University Graduate Students’ Association (YUGSA) health plan. The plan is mandatory for all full-time students without comparable coverage for drugs AND dental and is optional for those registered part-time.

Videoconferencing:  Students who opt to participate in the program via videoconference will be provided with the required hardware and software at a cost of $300. This fee is in addition to the tuition fees listed above.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for financial aid if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please visit York’s Student Financial Services website for more information.

Royal Bank Credit Line for OsgoodePD LLM Students

Students in the Professional LLM program may qualify for Royal Bank Credit Line of up to $80,000 at a preferential interest rate. For further details and contact information, please refer to the Information Sheet.


Osgoode Professional Development bursaries are granted to LLM students with financial need. Online bursary applications open August 1 and close November 15 each year. Students beginning the program in the Winter term may apply by the November 15 deadline to be considered for bursaries in their first term. For more information please see our bursary policy.

Scholarships and Awards

International Student Entrance Scholarships

Entrance scholarships are awarded to international students applying to a full-time LLM program who demonstrate the strongest academic ability and potential as indicated by their application materials. The maximum amount awarded is $5,000. All individuals who apply and have submitted all required documents by the international application deadlines (late February for the Fall intake and late July for the Winter intake) of the year in which they intend to start the program and meet the criteria are eligible for these scholarships and will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship (see application deadlines for details). If a scholarship is awarded, it will be credited to the student’s financial account during the Winter term.

The Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington Award

Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington, the Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School from 1993 to 1998 and founder of Osgoode Professional Development, established this award to be given to a student pursuing studies in the LLM program. The award will be granted annually (each Fall term) to a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, protected person, resident of Ontario, on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. Applications for the Professor Marilyn L. Pilkington are made through the Osgoode Professional Development bursary application.

Academic Waivers and Tax Credits

Academic Fee Waiver for Senior Citizens (Partial For OsgoodePD LLM Programs)

Note that this fee waiver is administered by York University, not OsgoodePD. The fee waiver is a partial waiver for this program and is capped at the current Faculty of Graduate Studies part-time tuition fee rate. The waiver covers academic fees only. Students are responsible for any additional charges including interest charges, student health and dental plans, course materials fees, supplementary fees, etc.

For example, tuition for a part-time domestic student who is eligible for a fee waiver is $3590.25 for Fall 2018.

For more information see the Waivers and Payments by a Third Party (External Agency) page on York University’s website.

Tuition and Education Tax Credit

Students may qualify for a tax credit for tuition fees and education amounts. The amount of the tax credit depends on each student’s taxable income. For information, please consult Canada Revenue Agency’s Information on Students and Income Tax.

> Single Course Enrollment

Don’t want to commit to a degree right now? Consider taking up to 12 credits as a non-degree student through Single Course Enrollment (SCE). Choosing to complete LLM courses through Single course Enrolment allows you the flexibility of applying your credits to a future LLM degree.


Summer 2019 (Includes Supplementary Fees)
Domestic Students International Students
3 credit course $2,195.86 3 credit course $3,442.62
6 credit course $4,391.71 6 credit course $6,885.23
9 credit course $6,587.56 9 credit course $10,297.85


Please note that tuition fees do not include textbooks. Students are required to purchase any course textbooks at their own expense.

Additional Fees

Registration Fee: $15 per term (non-refundable).

Videoconferencing: Students who opt to participate in the program via videoconference will be provided with the required hardware and software at a cost of $300. This fee is in addition to the tuition fees listed above.Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once you have accepted your offer of admission you will be registered in course(s) and fees will be applied to your student account. Course withdrawals are subject to the non-degree students refund policy:

Refund Amount Deadline
Full Refund 10 business days before start of course or earlier
40% Refund Before second day of course
No Refund Second day of course or later

Course drop requests must be made in writing by submitting the completed Course Transaction Form to the Graduate Program Assistant for the course.

> Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies

The Certificate in Foundations for Graduate Legal Studies is designed to provide you with the foundation you need for successful graduate legal study.

Tuition Fees

Fees include electronic materials. Fees are due in full prior to enrollment in classes. Fees may change without notice. Required textbooks are not included in program fees.

Domestic Applicants: $11,500 CAD plus applicable taxes

International Applicants: $13,000 CAD plus applicable taxes

> YUELI’s Intensive Advanced Legal English Program

If you’re looking for a program that will provide you with the legal terminology, language and writing skills you need to succeed in legal graduate studies or in your legal professional career in Canada, the intensive program at York University’s English Language Institute is designed with you in mind.

Tuition Fees

$8,500 CDN
Plus applicable taxes. Fees include required course textbooks and materials. Fees are due in full prior to enrollment in classes. Fees may change without notice.

> Graduate Diploma in Law for Law Enforcement Professionals

Domestic Program Fee: $12,600

International Program Fee: $21,000

  • Excludes any applicable ancillary/supplementary fees
  • Fees are pending final approval of York University’s Board of Governors