Overview

The following is a breakdown of the total estimated expenses for a student to complete the Master of Digital Media program (in Canadian dollars). Please note that these costs (outside of tuition and fees) are estimates only and will vary depending on student living expenses. Fees are also subject to change.

There are also many scholarship opportunities available. View the list of available scholarships for new and returning Master of Digital Students.

Tuition costs include a MacBook Pro and access to all required hardware and software, custom course material and group activities.

Student fees include an all-access transit pass, extended medical and dental insurance, as well as access to SFU's recreation facilities.

Tuition

Item Canadian or Permanent Resident International

FALL SEMESTER (Term 1)

Tuition

Student Fees

Equipment Deposit (Refundable once you return all equipment)

Total



$10,725

$754.06

$1,000

$12,479.06

 

$16,500

$1,107.06

$1,000

$18,607.06

SPRING SEMESTER (Term 2)

Tuition

Student Fees

Total

 

$10,725

$334.06

$11,059.06

 

$16,500

$334.06

$16,834.06

SUMMER SEMESTER (Term 3)

Tuition

Student Fees

Total


$10,725

$334.06

$11,059.06

 

$16,500

$334.06

$16,834.06

INTERNSHIP SEMESTER (Term 4)

Internship Fee

Student Fees

Total


$600

$754.06

$1,354.06

 

$600

$754.06

$1,354.06

TOTAL$35,951.24 CAD: $53,629.24
(USD: $41,080.00
CNY: ¥274,372.55
EUR: €36,800.38)
Please note: Tuition may only be paid in Canadian dollars. Exchange rates are calculated in real time from Yahoo! Finance.

See Life in Vancouver for estimated living expenses.


Scenarios to Acquire Additional Funding

Students may be able to secure a well-paid four-month internship in their internship semester. However, please be advised that not all internships are paid equally. Some students choose to work in exchange for very valuable experiences in the field they desire to enter within digital media, or they choose to join a startup for an equity stake. Many of our students also receive scholarships. In the September 2015 intake, +50% of students received scholarships or additional funding.

Item Low End High End

Paid Internship (four months)

$8,000

$16,000

Scholarship

$5,000

$40,000

Total

$13,000

$56,000