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Study Cost in Canada

Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable. The average cost for a foreign student for one school year (8 months) in an undergraduate program is C$11,903.

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.

*The Association of Commonwealth Universities 2003 University tuition fees for full-time foreign students, General Arts and Sciences Programs in Canada

Province Undergraduate tuition fees(per academic year)* Graduate tuition fees(per academic year)**
Newfoundland and Labrador $8,780 $1,896 – $3,549
Prince Edward Island $8,970 $4,854 – $7,281
Nova Scotia $8,233 – $14,349 $5,735 – $19,467
New Brunswick $7,843 – $12,810 $7,260 – $9,384
Quebec $10,068 – $12,930 $9,078 – $20,000
Ontario $6,900 – $16,800 $5,650 – $26,764
Manitoba $5,573 – $8,283 $4,170 – $7,937
Saskatchewan $8,489 – $11,482 $2,000 – $7,078
Alberta $8,000 – $15,767 $5,500 – $21,546
British Columbia $9,248 – $17,667 $2,600 – $33,667