Cost of Study in Canada in 2024: Tuition Fees, Scholarships

Ayantika Pattanayak

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Cost of Study in Canada: One of the most liked countries for students to pursue higher education in Canada. Living and studying expenses are more affordable in Canada than in the United States and the United Kingdom. Many renowned universities, including the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta, are located in Canada. We’ll talk about the details of studying and living expenses in Canada for Indian students in this blog. Let’s get started.

Cost of Study in Canada: Tuition Fees

For international students, a large amount of the cost of studying in Canada is comprised of the tuition fees that colleges and universities charge. Tuition rates at some of Canada’s top universities can total up to CAD 35,000 on average. Check out the below table for each course and the average cost.

CourseAverage Tuition Fees per annum
Undergraduate CoursesCAD 12,000 – CAD 30,000
Engineering & Medicine Courses (PG) CAD 22,000 
Humanities, Business & Management (UG)  CAD 5,500 to CAD 6,500 
Postgraduate CoursesCAD 18,000 
MBACAD 28,000 
Executive MBACAD 29,000 
LawCAD 10,000 to CAD 55,000 
EngineeringCAD 19,301 
DentistryCAD 22,472 
NursingCAD 47,800 
Visual and Performing artsCAD 5,000 to CAD 5,000

Cost of Living in Canada

The cost of living differs based on the city in which you live in Canada. For your help, we will go over the average cost of living in Canada in the table below. 

CategoryAmount (CAD)
Accommodation (including electricity and gas bills)5,000 – 10,000
Travel80 – 100
Food300- 400
Eating out at a restaurant (per person)16
Loaf of bread2.86
Cinema ticket13.50
Monthly gym fee48.25

Available Scholarships for Studying in Canada

Many Indian students are applying to Canadian institutions, hence many facilities and waivers have been made available for their convenience. For international students studying in Canada, these scholarships assist in lowering living expenses. Scholarships are awarded based on potential skills, academic distinction, or merit. Students need to make sure they meet the requirements for each scholarship before applying. Check out the list of scholarships that Indian students can get in Canada is provided below.

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program
  • President’s Scholarship for World Leaders
  • International Leader of Tomorrow Award

Visa and Application Fees

A Canadian study permit, which acts as a student visa for the period of your stay in Canada, is required to study there. If your course or programme lasts six months or less, you do not need to have a study permit in Canada. A study permit application is CAD 150. Depending on the university and your country, there are different application fees for Canadian universities. For example, undergraduate Canadian students at the University of British Columbia are charged CAD 70.50 whereas international students are charged CAD 118.50.

Other Costs of Studying in Canada

There are numerous additional expenses associated with studying in Canada, including application, work permit, study permit, and other fees. We will go over those expenses in the table below that students may not realise are important.

Living Costs in CanadaCost
Study Permit FeesCAD 150 
Application feesCAD 50 to CAD 200 
Work Permit FeesCAD 155
IELTS test FeesINR 14,700
AccommodationCAD 5,000- CAD 10,000
Travel CostsCAD 80- CAD 110 
Health InsuranceCAD 300-CAD 800
FoodCAD 300- CAD 400 
EntertainmentCAD 750 

Taxes for Cost of Studying in Canada

Depending on your place of residence status, you may need to file Canadian income tax returns as an international student studying in Canada. International students are still able to benefit from paying taxes in terms of benefits like GST credits, Child Tax profit, or refund claims, even if they have not obtained citizenship in the nation. Students must file an income tax report if they receive money from investments, research assistantships, jobs in Canada, or teaching. Students must disclose their income, even if they are not Canadian citizens.

Student Jobs in Canada

If you would like to work part-time to support yourself while studying in Canada, you can work either on or off campus during university semesters for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during breaks. A work permit is not required. Below are the eligibility criteria:

  • Should be a full-time student.
  • You should possess a current study permit.
  • Should be enrolled at the post-secondary level in a recognised educational institution.
  • Should enroll in a six-month or longer academic, vocational, or professional training programme that will give you a degree, diploma, or certificate.

FAQs on Cost of Study in Canada

How much it will cost to study in Canada?

To study in Canada, you will need to budget between CAD 7,000 to CAD 35,000 annually.

Is Canada cheap to study for Indian students?

With annual tuition costs ranging from CAD 12,000 to CAD 30,000, Canada provides affordable education.

How much does it cost to study 1 year in Canada?

You need between 10,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD.

Which course is the cheapest in Canada?

Some of the courses include
-Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management
-Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
-PG Diploma in Network Security
-PG Diploma in Web Development
-Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration

Can I study in Canada for 30 lakhs?

Yes, you can study for 30 lakhs in Canada.

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