This agreement was established in 1974 as an expression of cooperation and mutual assistance between universities offering graduate programs in Western Canada. Its main objective is the mutual enrichment of graduation programs across Western Canada. Under this agreement, graduates of member institutions can take courses at another member institution without having to pay the host university`s tuition fees. If you would like help filling out the contract form for Western deans, please contact your institution`s graduate advisor. More information about the agreement is available on the Western Deans` Agreement website. Students who have been admitted to courses (with the exception of studies governed by the Western Council agreement and other specially agreed study contracts) must be enrolled for these courses by the Faculty of Postgraduate and Post-Doctoral Studies. They are assessed with current tuition fees, plus authorized tuition fees (see tuition section). To sign up for a PIMS digital course for the Western Deans` agreement, you must obtain the consent of the course manager. Once you have obtained your consent, complete the approval form of Western deans.

The completed form must be returned to your study advisor who signs it and takes the necessary steps. For students on PIMS sites, you will find below a list of postgraduate advisors, contacts for other sites can be accessed on the contact page of Western Deans` Agreement . Note that: The Western Deans` Agreement provides an automatic exemption from tuition fees for invited students. Graduates who pay normal tuition fees in their home institution do not pay tuition fees to the host institution. However, students generally have to pay other incidental fees to the host institution (up to $250) or explicitly apply for exemptions (for example. B insurance or travel expenses). There are two types of invited students (excluding those governed by the Western Deans` Agreement and other specific agreements): graduate programs may have exchange agreements with similar programs with other institutions. Students should consult their graduate advisor or UBC student mobility programs.

The Western Deans`Agreement provides an automatic tuition exemption for invited students from participating universities. Under these provisions, graduates with a good reputation at UBC can enrol in one of the universities listed below without paying tuition fees. The same applies to students from other participating institutions who wish to take courses or research at UBC. Students must have the authorization form approved at least two weeks before the start of the course or courses desired by the relevant department head and the faculty of postgraduate studies at the host university.