Program fee

Tuition for the one-year Global Professional Master of Laws is  $35,573.96 CAD for domestic (Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident) students and $77,849.96 CAD for international students. Tuition fees will be updated each year in July and are posted on the University of Toronto Student Accounts website

Certain categories of international students may apply to have their international-rate tuition exempted and instead pay domestic-rate tuition.  Detailed descriptions of fee exemptions are available on Student Accounts’ International Fee Exemptions website

The fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Most program materials (excluding textbooks for the Canadian Law concentration courses)

Tuition fees are the same for the GPLLM and the GPLLM extended full-time option, and include most program materials and other Faculty of Law fees. However, students enrolled in the extended full-time option do have to pay incidental fees for both years of enrollment in the program ($2,003.96 for the 2023-2024 academic year).

Payment terms

The School of Graduate Studies application fee is $125.

A $500 deposit, which is applied to your tuition, is due upon acceptance of your admission offer. 

The balance is due in two installments: late August and late November.

For students in the Extended Full-time option, the balance is due in four installments: Year 1 - late August and late November, Year 2 - late August and late November.

Financing options

The University of Toronto, Faculty of Law does not offer direct financing or student financial aid for the GPLLM. However, the GPLLM qualifies for the ScotiaLine of Credit, Life Long Learning Plan (LLP), and Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

  • ScotiaLine Personal Line of Credit

Students in the GPLLM program are eligible to apply for the ScotiaLine, which provides for a line of credit of up to the cost of GPLLM program fees and other services. For more information about this line of credit, please review the ScotiaLine website.

  • Life Long Learning Plan (LLP)

The GPLLM is considered a full-time program. As such, Canadian citizens or permanent residents who have Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) can use the Life Long Learning Plan (LLP) to finance their own education or that of their spouse/partner. Amounts withdrawn under the LLP do not count towards income and the RRSP issuer does not withhold taxes on these amounts. Withdrawals must be repaid over a period of not more than 10 years. For more information, consult the Canada Revenue Agency.  

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Finally, the GPLLM also qualifies for the OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) loans. 

  • The School of Graduate Studies

Please review the information on Awards and Funding via The School of Graduate Studies.

Tax Information

Because the GPLLM is considered a full-time program, tuition fees are partially tax deductible. You will receive T2202 forms for each tax year. Please contact your tax advisor to see how this will impact your personal finances.