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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the Master's program are $12,750.67* for Canadian students ($4008.25 per trimester based on 2017-18 fees), while tuition fees for the Graduate Diploma program are $10,746.55* for Canadian students ($4008.25 per semester based on 2017-18 fees). A summary of these fees can be viewed here. In addition, students pay incidental fees of about $725.00 for the Student Health Plan, use of the Athletics facilities, and the Graduate Student Association fee.

International students should contact Laurentian International for information about tuition fees (approximately $15,000 Canadian) and visa requirements.

*All fees are subject to change at any time with the approval of the University Board of Governors.

Financial Aid

All students in the program are eligible to take on a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position, which will be outlined and assigned once courses have started in September. Students will spend 10 hours a week assisting a professor in some form of research or academic project related to the field of science communication.

The GTA/GRA consists of an initial deposit of approximately $4,000, followed by bi-weekly payments of $258.13 (based on 2017-18 fees). For more information, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chantal Barriault or David Pearson.


All applicants to the Science Communication program will receive an entrance scholarship, which can range from $1,250 to $2,500 depending on the class size. Your application to the program serves as an automatic application for a scholarship, and you will be walked through all the necessary forms once classes have commenced.

If additional financial aid is needed, students may consider applying for a loan from OSAP. Laurentian also has a list of bursaries for which students may apply, which can be found at this webpage.

Living Expenses

The cost of living for students in Sudbury is approximately $1000 per month, excluding tuition.

You can count on being in Sudbury for 7-8 months. If you choose to do your internship in another city, you will be leaving in early April for 8 weeks to complete the placement. Students will have to cover their own cost of living, and internships may or may not be paid.

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