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For students entering York University on Fall 2019 or Winter 2020:

Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees)

Status/Program Total Tuition Part-time Fee Per Term Full-Time Fee Per Term
Domestic $22,804.74 $3,800.79 $7,601.58
International $40,299.75 $6,716.62 $13,433.25


The program fee (which excludes tuition and supplementary fees) is paid in installments:

  • Full-time students pay in three installments over three terms
  • Part-time students pay in six installments over six 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

In addition to the tuition fee, LLM students are charged supplementary fees. There are two types of supplementary fees (also known as centrally collected ancillary fees): essential and non-essential. Essential supplementary fees are charged with tuition each term. Students cannot opt-out of essential supplementary fees. Students can opt-out of non-essential supplementary fees. For more information about supplementary fees see here.

Other Fees

Registration Fee: Each term the Faculty of Graduate Studies levies a $15.00 (non-refundable) registration fee.

Videoconferencing: There is an additional, one-time $300.00 fee for video conferencing hardware and software. This fee will be charged to your student account at the end of the term that you received your video conferencing equipment. You’ll receive an e-mail to notify you when this fee has been posted.

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.

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.

Bursaries

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 after the refund deadline of the 2nd term of study.

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)

York University automatically applies a partial fee waiver for all Canadian citizens or permanent residents aged 60 years of age or older by:

  • May 1, for registration in the summer session; or
  • September 1, for registration in the fall/winter session (including winter term courses, which are part of the fall/winter session).

The fee waiver cannot exceed the level of tuition fees assigned to domesticnon-professional programs at York University. For the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms, this means that the total amount of the fee waiver is $717.75 for part-time students, and $1,435.51 for full-time students. Students are therefore responsible for the remainder of the Professional LLM tuition fee.

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 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


Tuition

Tuition for Single Course Enrollment is charged based on the credit weight of the course(s) you are enrolled in.

For students entering York University in Fall  2019 or Winter 2020:

Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees)
Status 3 Credit Course 6 Credit Course 9 Credit Course
Domestic $1,900.40 $3,800.79 $5,701.19
International $3,358.31 $6,716.62 $10,074.93

 

Supplementary Fees

In addition to the tuition fee, SCE students are charged supplementary fees. There are two types of supplementary fees (also known as centrally collected ancillary fees): essential and non-essential. Essential supplementary fees are charged with tuition each term. Students cannot opt-out of essential supplementary fees. Students can opt-out of non-essential supplementary fees. For more information about supplementary fees see here.

Other Fees

Registration Fee: Each term the Faculty of Graduate Studies levies a $15.00 (non-refundable) registration fee.

Video Conferencing: There is an additional, one-time $300.00 fee for video conferencing hardware and software. This fee will be charged to your student account at the end of the term that you received your video conferencing equipment. You’ll receive an e-mail to notify you when this fee has been posted.

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


Tuition Fees

Tuition for this program is charged in two parts. The zero-credit course, GNRL 6514, is billed by invoice issued by OPD, and the total is independent of your status in Canada. The other four 3-credit courses are each charged at the Single Course Enrollment rate, per course, based on your status in Canada.

For students starting the Certificate in Foundations in Winter 2020:

Status 0 Credit Course 3 Credit Courses Total Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees)
Domestic $2,000 + $260 Tax $7,601.60 $9,681.60
International $2,000 + $260 Tax $13,433.24 $15,693.24

Fees include electronic materials. Fees may change without notice. Required textbooks are not included in program fees.

Supplementary Fees

In addition to the tuition fee, Certificate students are charged supplementary fees. There are two types of supplementary fees (also known as centrally collected ancillary fees): essential and non-essential. Essential supplementary fees are charged with tuition each term. Students cannot opt-out of essential supplementary fees. Students can opt-out of non-essential supplementary fees. For more information about supplementary fees see here.

Registration Fee: Each term the Faculty of Graduate Studies levies a $15.00 (non-refundable) registration fee.

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. Students who wish to withdraw will be refunded for the zero credit portion of the tuition paid based on the table below:

Zero Credit Tuition Refund Amount Deadline
Full Refund Before December 18, 2019
50% Refund December 19, 2019 to January 6, 2020
No Refund January 7, 2020 or later

The Credit portion of tuition will be refunded/reversed in full as long as notification of withdrawal is received no later than Jan 6, 2020. Students requesting a withdrawal from the program must do so in writing to the Program Assistant for the course.

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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.

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Status Total Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees)
Domestic $12,600.00
International $21,000.00

The program fee (which includes tuition and supplementary fees) is paid in six installments.

Students who complete the program in fewer than six 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
There are two types of supplementary fees (also known as centrally collected ancillary fees): essential and non-essential. Essential supplementary fees are charged with tuition each term. Students cannot opt out of essential supplementary fees. Students can opt-out of non-essential supplementary fees. For more information about supplementary fees see here.

Other Fees

Registration Fee: Each term the Faculty of Graduate Studies levies a $15.00 (non-refundable) registration fee.

Video Conferencing: There is an additional, one-time $300.00 fee for video conferencing hardware and software. This fee will be charged to your student account at the end of the term that you received your video conferencing equipment. You’ll receive an e-mail to notify you when this fee has been posted.

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