For students entering York University on Fall 2019 or Winter 2020:
Tuition (Excluding Supplementary Fees)
||Part-time Fee Per Term
||Full-Time Fee Per Term
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.
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.
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.
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 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 domestic, non-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.