Cost of Study in Canada?

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for international students all over the world. You will find a diverse variety of opportunities and experiences in a country that is popular for its vast expanses, natural beauty and multicultural cities. Studying in Canada has good news for students since it is generally less expensive than most of the other Anglophone places like Australia, US or the UK. A useful online tool is provided by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) that helps you in calculating your study cost in Canada if you wanted to study in a certain university, along with guidance for documentations that you would need for the process.

Tuition Fees in Canada 2019

Universities in Canada have their own tuition fees which depend on several factors, these include:

  • Your program
  • Where you are from
  • If you want to study at a post graduate or undergraduate level, and more.

As of 2018/19, the tuition fees have rose by an average of 6.3% for international undergraduates and 3.3% for domestic undergraduate students.

Do you know?

International Undergraduate student pays average CAD 15000 tuition fee per annum & Graduate student pays average tuition fee CAD 20000 per annum.

Postgraduate tuition fees in Canada

Postgraduate programs usually have lower tuition fees, and the costs may range differently according to your program. The average postgraduate fee comes at CA$16,497 as of 2018/19, in USD it rounds up to around $12,500, with only just 1% of increase from the former year.

The most expensive programs are usually the executive MBA courses, they can cost you up to CA$49,798, while the price of regular MBA degrees is at CA$30,570.

Undergraduate tuition fees in Canada

As of 2018/19, the average study tuition fees for international students in Canada are around CA$27,159 per year. The cheapest of which are arts and humanities, while engineering and medicine are some of the costlier programs that tend to have a fee of around CA$30,742 per year. The fees for management and business are at CA$26,395 which is lower than the national average.

According to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for international students in 2018/19 are CA$27,159 (~US$20,600) per year. Arts and humanities courses are less expensive, while subjects such as engineering and medicine are costiler (an average of CA$30,742 (~US$23,300) per year). Fees for business and management courses are lower than the national average, at CA$26,395 (~US$20,000) per year.

Getting your Student Visa & Application Fees

The payments you would have to make other than your college expenses list includes your student visa and application fees. You would need a Canadian study permit to study in Canada, which serves as a student visa when you are staying in Canada. If your study program lasts 6 months or less, then you would not need a Canadian Study permit. The fees to submit your university applications depend on the country of your origin and the university you are applying in. But if you are an international student from a developing country, you might be able to get this fee waived.

There are other expenses than just tuition fees, like residence and your daily expenditures. You can read more about them on our other posts and gain more information before you apply for a Canadian study visa.

Cost of Studying Faqs!

Fee varies from Institution to Institution. But generally, students must pay 1 year of tuition fee to get eligible for Student Direct Stream.

1-year college fee in Ontario ranges from CAD 12000 to CAD 18000. For further details please fill out our online form.

Yes, unlike UK or USA, Canadian institutes do charge the admission application fee.

Apart from tuition and admission application fee students must consider Bio-Metric CAD 85 & Canadian Study Permit CAD 150.

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant can represent students study permit directly in Canadian Embassy. To find out more please complete our free student assessment form. One of our dedicated Educational Counsellors will contact you to discuss your study options in detail!


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