Tuition Waivers and Professional Development

As an employee at UBC, there are many professional development opportunities available to you that will support you in your current role as well as in your career progression at the university. Learning and development opportunities can range from in-person multi-day programs to on-demand online courses, and you and your dependent family members may also be eligible to take many UBC courses without paying the tuition fee.

The professional development benefits you are eligible for depend on your employee group and may include:

Tuition Waivers

To learn more about the Tuition Waiver and other professional development funding that might be available to you, please click on your employee group below:

Note: BCGEU Childcare employees are not eligible for the Tuition Waiver. Please contact your supervisor for information about funding for professional development activities.

Questions about tuition waivers?

If you have general questions about the UBC tuition waiver, please contact UBC Benefits. If you have submitted a waiver and have questions, please contact UBC Financial Operations – Payroll. If you have questions about professional development funding opportunities at UBC, please contact the PD Funds administration team.

Professional development opportunities

Funding is available to several employee groups to support learning opportunities that enhance knowledge, work performance, and career growth at UBC. Funding can be accessed to supplement UBC tuition waivers and a variety of external learning activities such as professional membership fees, workshops, conferences, and courses. Discover your eligibility and information on how to apply by visiting our PD Funding page.

Online learning with LinkedIn Learning

Faculty and staff have free and unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning‘s online library of high-quality and engaging video tutorials. Learn technology, creative and workplace business skills at your own pace. Visit to login and to learn more.

Workplace learning and engagement

UBC Human Resources’ Workplace Learning and Engagement team offers a variety of programs that support you, your unit and the university as a whole. In-person workplace learning workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership programs, career navigation and team consulting services are a few ways in which Workplace Learning and Engagement supports development and success at the university.