Cost of studying in Canada, tuition fees
Every year thousands of international students come to Canada to study. From a quality of education perspective, Canadian colleges and universities are among the best in the world. In addition, international students studying in Canada have a number of ways to become a permanent resident of the country. But before applying for an institution you may want to learn about the cost of studying in Canada.
Study permit costs
Study permit requires some steps of cost while obtaining it. Initially, having a letter of acceptance from a Canadian educational institution is necessary to apply for a study permit. You need to pay an application fee when you apply to the school in order to get a letter of acceptance. Depending on a school or a program these fees may vary from $50 CAD up to few hundred CAD.
You also need to pay for your application to process. All candidates must pay $150 CAD as an application fee. Additionally, depending on a country you are the citizen of, you may have to submit biometrics (fingerprints and photograph). This procedure is going to cost you $85 CAD.
Please note that all of your documents must be either in English or French. It means if your documents are in a different language, then you must also pay for them to be translated and certified.
As mentioned before, depending on the program or the institution you apply to, tuition fees may vary. Of course, a student applying for a degree in medicine is going to pay higher than compared to someone who wishes to study engineering. Please bear in mind that, this principle also applies to educational institutions. For example, the tuition fee of a university is much higher than a community college.
Since tuition fees depend on the facts we have mentioned above, you need to make proper research before you give your final decision. But in general, tuition fees for international students range from $15,000 CAD to $30,000 CAD annually.
Of course, you may also receive some financial support for your studies. This is especially available to international students who complete masters or doctoral degrees. You also need to have health insurance while you study in Canada. The cost of insurance will most likely be included in the fees of an institution.
Last but not least, please keep in mind that the cost of studying in Canada and as well as the cost of living significantly varies depending on where you choose to study in Canada. In fact, it costs much higher to live in metropolitan areas compared to small cities.
At the same time, if you are an international student in Canada, you are eligible to work part-time during your studies. You are also allowed to work full time during regular breaks.