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Compared to other countries, the cost of studying in Canada is very affordable.

You would need to spend around USD 11,000 to USD 22,000 per year for tuition and living expenses.

However, this also depends on the institution and programs that you choose to pursue as well as your location and your lifestyle.

Tuition Fee

The following table shows the average yearly tuition fee for some popular majors:

Major Undergraduate Graduate
Engineering $16,000 $10,000
Computer & Information Science $15,500 $9,000
Humanities $13,500 $9,500
Law $17,500 $11,000
Business Management $15,000 $13,500
Social and Behavioral Sciences $13,500 $9,000
Nursing $12,000 $8,500
Pharmacy $23,000 $9,000
Medicine $22,000 NA
Other health, parks, recreation and fitness $13,000 $12,000

Source: Statistics Canada


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Typically, after getting accepted into a Canadian university, you will apply for on-campus accommodation, which most universities offer.

Your rental charge will vary across institutions and depend on factors such as room type and meal plans.

You can also choose to live off-campus. Rent for an apartment will vary between $300 and $1200 USD per month, depending on location, size of apartment, etc.

You may also need to pay for utilities – electricity, internet, phone, water, insurance, etc.

You can get help from the university’s student services office in finding both on-campus or off-campus accommodation.


In a large city, students generally choose public transportation: buses, subways etc., which cost around $70 per month.

For a license to drive your own vehicle, you need to contact the Ministry of Transportation in the province you are studying in.

Health Insurance

You need to purchase health insurance, which will cost around $450 per year.

You can find more information at the website of your university or from provincial ministries of health.

Student Visa

To study in Canada, you need a student visa for the duration of your study. Applying for a student study visa costs USD 110. Click here to learn more.

Part-time Job Opportunities

While studying, you can work on-campus or off-campus for 20 hours a week during a university semester and full-time during the summer and winter semester break.


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