Tuition and Living Costs Canada

Tuition Fee

The cost of studying in Canada is one of the most reasonable compares with other G-8 countries that take international students. You will find that the combined costs of tuition fees and living expenses are lower than most of those countries. Each institution has different fees for different courses. The following is a guide only:

  • English Language Courses CAD$295 – CAD$320 per week
  • Vocational Education and Training Courses AUD$10,000 – CAD$13500 per year
  • Bachelor Degree (undergraduate) CAD$10,000 – CAD$13,500 per year
  • Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD (postgraduate) CAD$12,000 – CAD$18,000 per year

Living Expenses

Accommodation

  • Hostels and Guesthouses – $40 to $80 per week
  • Shared Rental – $50 to $150 per week
  • On campus – $100 to $150 per week
  • Homestay – $150 to $250 per week
  • Rental – $100 to $200 per week
  • Boarding schools – $8,000 to $12,000 a year

Other living expenses

  • Groceries and eating out – $40 to $150 per week
  • Gas, electricity – $20 to $40 per week
  • Phone and Internet – $10 to $20 per week
  • Public transport – $10 to $40 per week
  • Car (after purchase) – $100 to $250 per week
  • Entertainment – $20 to $50 per week

Minimum cost of living

The Canadian visa officer in your country has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa. Below is a guide on the requirements you must meet to study in Canada:

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1$11,824
2$14,720
3$18,097
4$21,971
5$24,920
6$28,105
7 or more$31,291