Universities' tuition fees comprise a significant part of the cost of studying in Canada. These costs depend upon the course you opt for. Programmes in humanities, education, and arts are low-cost subjects, while medicine and engineering are somewhat expensive. Still, determining the total cost will depend on a combination of aspects, such as the type of course, it’s international reach and reputation, the city the university is based in, and more. The average cost of pursuing a degree in Canada varies between CAD 10,000 and CAD 1,25,000.
|Levels of Degree||Tuition Fees per year|
|Undergraduate Diplomas||CAD $15000 - CAD $20000|
|Undergraduate Degrees||CAD $20000 - CAD $40000|
|Postgraduate Diplomas||CAD $15000 - CAD $20000|
|Postgraduate Degrees||CAD $20000 - CAD $40000|
|MBA||CAD $20000 - CAD $40000|
Some universities do not include living expenses in the cost of study. The cost of living in Canada usually depends on the city you study in and your preferred lifestyle. Considering these factors, you should budget around 10,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD annually. This budget will cover your accommodation, food, mandatory health insurance, etc. See the table below for details in brief.
|Factors||Average monthly cost|
|Accommodation||400 CAD - 600 CAD|
|Food & grocery||200 CAD - 300 CAD|
|Transportation||100 CAD - 250 CAD|
|Internet||30 CAD - 50 CAD|
|Miscellaneous||600 CAD - 700 CAD|
To sum up, if you want to be well-prepared to move to a new country, get an in-depth understanding of the costs of studying in Canada to manage your funds efficiently. Budget management depends on the subject, city, university, accommodation, living standards, etc. Analyse your funds and the host country's costing at the same time as choosing the best university.
From applying to a university to living there, the total funds you need for studying in Canada are around 20,000 CAD - 25,000 (20-22 lakhs INR) for a year.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa are some of the best cities to study in Canada for Indian students.
No. Canada doesn't have any free universities. However, you can find many reasonably priced universities and can apply for scholarships.
Students can start working in Canada only after your course has started. Also, before starting to work there required a permit card i.e., SIN number. Students can work 20 hours per week in Canada.
To apply for a study permit in Canada, a fee of 150 Canadian dollars is required. Biometrics are taken at an additional cost of 85 Canadian Dollars.