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Costs
Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an Arts & Science program is approximately C$7100 (US$4765). However, tuition varies from institution to institution. See below for: Tuition fees for international students vary from province to province and depend on your faculty of choice. The following table shows the range of tuition fees for each province. Fees are in Canadian dollars - for general arts and science programs.

Province

Undergraduate tuition fees for the academic year (International students)Approx

Graduate tuition fees for the academic year (International students)Approx

British Columbia

$4,304 - $15,480

$4,000 - $17,325

Alberta

$5,983 - $10,364

$4,416 - $19,200

Saskatchewan

$7,170 - $9,701

$5,313 - $7,170

Saskatchewan

$7,170 - $9,701

$5,313 - $7,170

Manitoba

$5,004 - $6,630

$5,435 - $9,685

Ontario

$6,082 - $12,666

$5,174 - $26,000

Quebec

$8,868 - $10,188

$4,961 - $20,000

New Brunswick

$6,540 - $ 9,960

$5,230 - $8,216

Nova Scotia

$6,882 - $11,718

$4,065 - $14,800

Prince Edward Island

$7,270

$5,947

Newfoundland

$6,660

$3,000 - $6,000

You must also budget for personal item like books, instruments, student activity fees, food, housing, travel/transportation, health care, clothing, laundry and entertainment.

Living Costs
The cost of living in Canada is moderate, compared with other countries. Some prices of typical goods and services are as follows (in US dollars):
  • One month's lodging, one-bedroom apartment: $400 Approx
  • Bus fare, one way: $2.25 Approx
  • Local telephone call: $0.25 Approx
  • Modest restaurant meal: lunch $7/dinner $14 Approx
  • Movie: $11.50 - $13 Approx
  • International Postage (letter): $1.40 Approx
Canadian winters are chilly, an adequate warm clothing budget is essential. Budget around $250 - $350 US approximate for proper winter wardrobe.

You will need approximately $12,000 US ($18,840 Cdn or 13,000 Euro) to cover your expenses for an academic year. This includes your tuition and living expenses but not your air-fare. Please remember that this figure is an average only. Actual expenses may vary depending on the region of the country you live in, the tuition fees at the university you attend and your field of specialisation. Consult us to assist with your financial planning .             TOP^

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