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Study in Canada Part 4: How much does it cost to study in Canada? 💰

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

How much does it cost to study in Canada?
How much does it cost to study in Canada?

Thinking about attending school in Canada? It's an awesome idea, but there's a money aspect to consider before making any plans. Studying abroad can cost more than studying in your home country.

As you check out different schools and courses, it's important to know about the money side of things. How much does it cost to study in Canada? Let's dive into it!

🔍 There are 2 important components to consider when you plan to study in Canada.

  • Education Cost

  • Living Expenses

Education Cost

🎓 Tuition fee: Let's look at how much money you might need for school in Canada:

Below is a guideline on the education cost for the different levels and types of education available for international students in Canada.

  • Elementary and High School: The cost depends on the type of school:

  • Public schools: $9,500 to $17,000 per year

  • Private day schools: $15,000 to $30,000 per year

  • Private boarding schools: $63,000 to $83,000 per year

  • Language Schools: If you're interested in learning a new language, it's about $340 to $425 per week.

  • College and Vocational Schools: Going to these schools cost different amounts, around $7,000 to $22,000 per year.

  • University (Statistics Canada, 2022):

    • International undergraduate students: About $36,100 each year

    • International postgraduate students: Around $21,100 each year

Although tuition fee is the biggest component, you should also take note of additional cost such as

🏫 Extra costs for specific courses or schools

📚 Books and things you'll need for class

You should be able to get a good estimate of the total education cost from the school that offer the program.

Living Expenses

🏢 Housing and accommodation: $750 - $2,000 per month

🍔 Food: $240 - $480 per month

💡 Utilities (mobile plans, internet, electricity): $100 to $300 month

🏥 Health insurance: $75 - $120 per month before you are covered by the provincial medical plan

🎉 Fun activities : About $100 to 500 per month

🚌 Getting around the city (public transport): $80 - $200 per month

💁‍♂️ Personal expenses (haircut): $50-$200 per month

📷 Short day trips to explore Canada: $50 to $250 per day

✈️: Return plane tickets to Canada: $1500 - $3000 per return trip

📝 Application fees and Professional fees: $500 - $3000

Canada is a big country. In terms of land size, she is the 2nd largest country in the world. Education and living costs vary by the location and program. It is important to estimate your budget and figure out how you are paying for these expenses before you start your journey.

Being prepared financially will definitely enhance your study in Canada experience. You will be able to enjoy more of Canada has to offer if you are not constrained by a tight budget.

We recommend planning for a minimum of $40,000 annually for your studies in Canada. Keep in mind, your first year expenses might be higher due to setting up your new life there, including initial purchases.

📅 If you're new to "The Ultimate Guide to Study in Canada" blog series, welcome! For those of you who have read our earlier blogs, thank you for joining us. Here's what is in the series:

Studying in Canada offers a unique blend of academic excellence and cultural immersion. With careful planning, thorough research, and a proactive approach, you can unlock a world of opportunities and create unforgettable memories during your time in Canada.

Excited to read more? Follow us on our blog or social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest) to get the latest Canadian education and immigration related news. Please contact us if you would like us to work with us to fulfill your Canadian dream.

🔜 Keep an eye on Part 5 –Timelines and Deadlines 🗓️ Whether you're thinking about it or already set, we're here to help at every step. Let's make your dream of studying in Canada a reality! 🌟🤝


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