Cost of studying in Canada for international students in 2019
How much does it cost to study in Canada in 2019?
In general, being an international student, there are a number of goals to study in Canada. Students are increasingly choosing Canada as their destination to study. In fact, along with all benefits, international students in Canada also have an opportunity to become a Canadian permanent resident. If we look at some other countries, the cost of studying in Canada for international students continues to be cheaper. In addition, if you have a study permit, then you are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week. You can also work 40 hours per week during regular breaks, such as in summer and in winter.
Tuition fees in Canada for international students depend on some factors. These include the program of your study or whether you’re studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
According to Statistics Canada tuition fees in Canada for international students rose by 6.3 percent for international undergraduates in 2018/2019. You can also use this tool, provided by The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to calculate the costs of studying at different universities in Canada. It will also assist you as guidance for the documents needed to apply.
Tuition fees in Canada for international students by the provinces 2019:
- Prince Edward Island: undergraduate 21.525 / graduate 11.905
- Nova Scotia: undergraduate 17.662 / graduate 18.907
- Quebec: undergraduate 21.857 / graduate 15.392
- Manitoba: undergraduate 15.582 / graduate 10.995
- Alberta: undergraduate 21.548 / graduate 11.804
- Newfoundland and Labrador: undergraduate 12.035 / graduate 4.087
- New Brunswick: undergraduate 14.290 / graduate 11.593
- Ontario: undergraduate 34.961 / graduate 21.686
- Saskatchewan: undergraduate 20.211 / graduate 6.032
- British Columbia: 25.472 / graduate 16.988
Undergraduate international students
Generally speaking, the cost of studying in Canada for international students in 2018/19 is CAD 27,159 annually. However, depending on a course you choose this figure may vary. For example, if you choose to study arts and humanities then, it will be cheaper than subjects like engineering and medicine (CAD 30,742 per year). On the other hand, tuition fee for business and management courses are lower (CAD 26,395 per year)
Postgraduate international students
Fees at the postgraduate level may also vary depending on a program you follow. Nevertheless, the figures are generally lower. According to Statistics Canada, the postgraduate tuition fee for international students is CAD 16,497.
Cost of living in Canada
To point out, depending on your spending habits and costs on your location, living costs can considerably be different. According to the survey, Toronto and Vancouver were tied as the two most expensive Canadian cities to live in.
In general, students pay between CAD 3,000 – 7,500 for on-campus accommodation each year, while the figure can go up to CAD 8,400 for private shared accommodation per year. It is worth to note that, generally accommodating in university is cheaper.
In addition, according to the survey examples of average living costs in Canada as follows:
- Eating out at a restaurant: CAD 15
- One-way ticket on local public transport: CAD 3
- Loaf of bread: CAD 2.79
- Cinema ticket: CAD 13
- Monthly gym fee: CAD 49
It is important to note that, you need to purchase compulsory health insurance during your studies in Canada. In general, the cost of compulsory health insurance for students is an average of CAD 600-800 annually.
Canadian universities with low tuition fees for international students (CAD)
Dominican University College 5,000
Brandon University 6,219
Universite de Saint-Boniface 6,420
Canadian Mennonite University 7,560
Memorial University of Newfoundland 8,800
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 5000 – 7000
Athabasca University 9,440 – 10,490
Canadian Mennonite University 7,728 – 7,728
Université de Moncton 10,270 – 10,270
Saint Paul University 9,836
Universite’ Saint- Anne 8,820
The Kings University College 9,920
Mount Royal University 11,121
Memorial University of Newfoundland 8,800
University of Prince Edward Island 11,600
Acadia University 14,553
Université Sainte-Anne 8,540
Mount Saint Vincent University 11,968 11,968
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 13,248
St. Francis Xavier University 13,560
Cape Breton University 12,490
Université de Moncton 9,971
University of Northern BC 9,814
University of Lethbridge 10,370
The University of Winnipeg 12,228
Concordia University of Edmonton 11,680
Saint Mary’s University 12,500
You can learn more about the detailed steps of getting Canadian student permit, and as well as associated fees during the process.