Cost of studying in Canada is very affordable when compared to Cost of Study in other developed countries like United Kingdom and United States. The term, ‘’Cost of Study” means all expenses resulting from the institution tuition fees and living expenses in Canada i.e. accommodation and feeding cost, transportation cost, books, and Insurance cost usually per year. As a guide, you should expect to spend approximately C$19, 000 to C$36,000 Canadian Dollars annually for tuition and living expenses. However, this is just an approximate figure, as the actual cost will depend on institution you are enrolled into, the province or territory, the programme of study as well as the lifestyle of student.
Tuition fees in Canada for international students vary across institutions, provinces and programmes. The table below shows the average tuition fees for international students in different field of study.
However, tuition fee is not the only cost that will be associated to your cost of study in Canada. In addition to your tuition fees, you should also make provisions for living expenses in Canada that covers, housing, transportation, books, insurance, etc.
University Tuition Fees for Full-time International Students (in Canadian dollars)
|Field of Study
|Computer and Information sciences
||C$ 18, 426
Cost of Living in Canada
Cost of living in Canada is one of the cheapest when compared with the likes of United Kingdom, United States, and Australia. In addition to tuition fees, students are required to budget certain amount of money to cover their accommodation, feeding, transportation, books, insurance and miscellaneous expenses. However, the cost of living varies across provinces and also will depend on whether a student is staying in a residential hall or a private apartment.
To study in Canada, international students are required to have at least C$10,000 available to cover living expenses for a year. Also in a situation where the student is accompanied by a spouse an additional C$4,000 must be added to the C$10,000. However, it is an additional C$ 3,000 per accompanying child or dependent.