Costs and Fees

Fees

As an exchange student

If you are studying in Canada through an exchange agreement with your home university, you do not have to pay tuition fees.

As a guest student

Studying in Canada on your own is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months in 2007) in an undergraduate program is C$11,900.

Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.  Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double.

Rates can be found on StudyInCanada.com.

Costs

Here are some typical costs* for items and services in Canada. Please note all figures are in Canadian funds.

Rent - Bachelor Apartment (one room apartment, one month, large city) $600 - $1,000
Phone (one month not including long distance) $20 - $40
Cell Phone Package (one month) $40
Cable Television (one month) $25 - $50
Internet Connection (high speed, one month) $30
Groceries for One Person (one month) $200 - $300
Bus Fare One Way (local) $2.25
Local Telephone Call $0.25
Fast Food Meal (hamburger, soft drink, french fries) $4 - $6 per person
Average Restaurant Meal $10 - $25 per person
Coffee from Specialty Coffee Shop $1.70
Admission to Nightclub $0 - $15
Movie $11.50 - $13
Return flight from Vancouver to Toronto $300 - $1,200

 * Source: www.studyincanada.com