Compared to popular overseas study destination countries, the cost of studying in Canada is a lot more affordable. As an overseas student, you will likely need between $20,000 Cdn and $30,000 Cdn annually to cover tuition and living expenses. However, this cost range is an average only and will vary according to the institution and program in which you are enrolled, your location and living choices as wel l as the lifestyle that you prefer to lead.
Tuition fees for international students vary across provinces and programs. The table below shows the weighted average tuition fees for full-time foreign students, by field of study. Remember, however, that the costs associated with attending university go way beyond tuition fees. You need to factor in items such as books, personal living expenses and housing.
Insight : 2013–2014 university tuition fees for full-time foreign students (in Canadian dollars) as mentioned in the table below.
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies
Social and behavioural sciences
Law, legal professions and studies
Business management and public administration
Physical and life sciences and technologies
Mathematics, computer and information sciences
Architecture and related technologies
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation
Other health, parks, recreation and fitness
* Weighted Average Tuition Fees. Source: Statistics Canada
Most universities offer on-campus residences designated for international students, or residences generally available to all students on campus. However, acceptance at a Canadian school does not automatically mean you can get a room in residence. Students must apply separately for on-campus housing. The cost of on-campus housing varies across institutions and will depend on whether or not you want a private room or meals.
Some international students choose to live off-campus in an apartment or flat. Rent for an apartment in Canada can range from approximately $400 Cdn to $1,500 Cdn per month depending on the city or neighbourhood and the type of accommodation. As a renter, you may also need to pay additional monthly costs for utilities, such as electricity, home phone, Internet and cable television, as well as personal expenses and renters’ insurance.
Most universities can provide assistance with finding accommodations, both on- and off-campus, and answer questions through their housing office or student services. Depending on where you live, you may be able to walk or bike to campus. Many students, particularly those in larger cities, choose public transportation: buses, subways, commuter trains, or ferries. One-way public transit fares typically cost a few dollars, and monthly passes around $90 Cdn per month, although many transit providers offer student discounts.
The provincial governments are responsible for licensing vehicles and drivers in Canada. Contact the ministry of transportation in your province of study to determine if you are eligible to drive a vehicle.
All international students in Canada must have health insurance. Medical coverage available to international students varies from province to province. The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay.
However, international students planning to study in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island or Quebec must arrange for private health insurance.
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