Study in Canada Cost

1. Tuition fees

The amount charged by any Canadian university on the students depends on the program, the student’s home country, the province and the degree level. While the average Canadian citizen studying in Canada pays around $6,571 or £3,880 at the undergraduate level and around $6,907 or £4,078 at postgraduate level, international students pay around $25,180 or £14,866 per year.

Engineering and medicine usually cost around $28,625 or £16,906 for international students and business and management courses cost around $24,683 or £14,573 per year. A postgraduate degree can cost between $4,000 and $6,000 (£2,500-3,600) annually.

2. Accommodation costs

Students studying in Canada can adapt to the homestay, university accommodation or private accommodation. The average cost is around $6,000 per year.

The average costs are

  1. Home Stay: $400- $800 per month and an initial payment of $200
  2. University Residence: $3,000-7,500 per year with campus meal facilities
  3. Private Residence: $8400 per year

3. Lifestyle Costs

The average weekly eating expenses amount to $50 weekly. A meal in a restaurant in Canada costs about $15 per person and the price of a movie ticket is $12.99. Gym membership for a month is around $48. An average night out in Canada can cost $45-$75.

4. Transportation Costs

One-way public transport fare in Canada typically costs a few dollars. A taxi is a common form of transport in Canada and its charges are around $2-$6 per kilometer. Monthly passes range between $80-100 with discounts available for students. The average amount spent on fuel by students who own cars is around $200 per month.

5. Other Essential Costs

Under Canadian student visa requirements, you need to have at least $10,000 surplus to your tuition fees to study in Canada.

A vital factor for students studying in Canada is compulsory health insurance. It costs around $600-800 per year. Some provinces cover insurance for international students under provincial healthcare plans but in others, students must arrange their own private health insurance.

Since temperatures drop to as low as -40°C in Canada during winter, invest in warm winter wear accordingly. Approximately $150 per month can cover your utilities like electricity, heating, water, and the council bills. Internet services cost about $150 per month while call services cost around $30 per month.

6. Average Tuition Fees In Some Canadian Universities

University              Undergraduate Graduate
Brandon University $9,500 $6,000
Canadian Mennonite University $9,600 $5,600
Dominican University College $11,200 $16,800
Memorial University of Newfoundland $11,500 $5,000
Simon Fraser University $11,500 $2,500
University of Prince Edward Island $12,000 $10,000
University of Winnipeg $13,000 $12,000
University of New Brunswick $14,000 $7,000
The University of St. Paul $14,000 $12,000
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology $14,000 $16,000