Nowadays, with the increase in price levels, the cost of studying in Canada has long been different than before. For both international and domestic students, attending university has been a significant expense. In this blog, we’ll take you through how much it really cost to study in Canada.
Tuition Fee in Canada
Canada has some of the world’s top universities on both the West and East coasts, however, the best education comes with a significant expense. For international students, public universities like UofT and UBC, tuition fees vary from $1300 to $1800 per credit and $38000 to $55000 per year. However, domestic students tuitions are much cheaper, it varies from $180 to $300 per credit and $5700 to $10000 per year.
If university fees are too expensive for you or you want to choose a more professional pathway and a shorter study period, colleges are your best choice! For international and domestic students, one or two years of college could be a great pathway to top universities in Canada and costs less. For example, one year of pathway course tuition for both international and domestic students is $16500 at Columbia College.
However, Create Career College offers full professional diploma for only two years, tuition fee starts from $6500 to $18000 for domestic students, $12000 to $26000 for international students. And full diploma and certificate include co-op programs with a salary! Visit our Hospitality Management and Health Care Assistant program. Our pathway English course (ESL & EAP) starts from $315, which can help you fulfill the language requirements at Lakeland College.
Other Student Fees
In most public or private universities or colleges. Tuition is not the only fee you pay to your school; student fees, insurance, U-pass, and books are also a big expense in your student life. Most universities require a student fee (including recreation, insurance…) for around $1000 per term. As for colleges, there’s no student fee. And insurance for all domestic and international students in BC is covered by MSP. Book expenses are usually around a few hundred dollars per term, could be cheaper if you buy e-copies.
Unlike other countries, Canada has one of the highest housing prices in the world. If you are not a local student, housing prices may shock you when you first arrive here. Here are some references. For universities, dormitories could cost around $800 to $1300 per month in metropolitan cities in Canada. As for homestays, the price could vary depends on the family you are staying with. Renting an apartment room or house could vary from $1000 to over $5000 in Vancouver depends on your preferences. More options on housing: Visit here
Wonder how much you should bring to Canada? We are here to answer. Life expenses depend on your spending pattern in your daily life and your financial state. For example, if you want to cook for yourself, we suggest $500-$1000 per month for grocery shopping. But, if you are used to gourmet food and fine dining in Vancouver, it could cost a lot more.
Moreover, Vancouver has a variety of shopping malls, from more affordable to luxurious, and it all depends on how you plan to spend. Canada’s phone bills and internet are one of the most expensive in the world, usually costs $30-$60 a month. And if you are planning on getting a car or taking public transportation, click here to find out more.