Fees, Scholarships, Bursaries

The following VAM S.K. Lee College Tuition Fees are for two 16-week semesters, from September through May. Tuition bursaries and scholarships are available to many students enrolled in the College Division on the basis of need and/or outstanding performance.

2018-2019 Tuition Fees
Canadian/Permanent Resident
Music Performance Diploma $5,800
Artist Diploma $4,200
International student
Music Performance Diploma $17,000
Artist Diploma $15,000

A non-refundable Tuition Fee Deposit of $250 for all NEW STUDENTS is due AUGUST 1, 2018.  (This amount is deducted from the tuition you owe in September.)

RETURNING STUDENTS are not affected by this fall’s change in tuition fees.

General Education courses indicated in the BMus curriculum are not covered by the above VAM Tuition Fees. Fees for General Education courses are paid directly to the institution where you take the courses.  See Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning website.


Application fee – Domestic  $40
Application fee – International $150
Administration fee  $ 75
Transcript for transferring student   $10
Course Proficiency Exam   $75

For information on how to you can pay fees, please contact the College Office: [email protected]


Students may apply for a bursary to be applied in the 2018/19 academic year.  All incoming and returning college students are encouraged to apply.  Deadline for applications is May 10, 2018.

Bursary applications will be annually assessed by the Scholarship and Bursary Committee based on the following criteria:

  • Submitted financial aid form, including supporting documentation regarding income and sources of support
  • Academic and performance record
  • Class attendance and conduct
  • Involvement in VAM performance and educational outreach endeavors

To download the Bursary application form, click here.


Students may apply for a scholarship to be applied in the 2018/19 academic year.  All incoming and returning college students are encouraged to apply.  The student should submit a list of performances, awards, etc. for the last calendar year and the private teacher should submit the Scholarship Evaluation form. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

To download the Scholarship application form, click here.

Work-Study opportunities are also available for students on the VAM campus.  For more information, contact [email protected]


For further information on bursaries, scholarships, work-study arrangements, and transcripts email: [email protected] .


Click here to read VAM’s refund policy for S. K. Lee College programs.