Cost of Education - Canada

Studying in Canada is not free, but it is affordable.

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 Arts & Science program is C$ 11,600.

Accommodation and living expenses

For accommodation, students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as hostels, rented housing, home stay etc.

Cost of living for students in Canada would be between Can. $ 8,000-12,000, depending upon the location of their residence.

Financial Assistance for International Students

There are limited scholarships available in Canada. They rarely cover the full cost of a study program and they are not always easy to find. Scholarships to international students are available at some Canadian institutions for students with exceptional results. The amount awarded varies from one institution to another and usually covers only part of a student's education and living expenses. The calendar of each university in Canada includes a complete and detailed list of the scholarships it administers. This information is usually available on school web sites as well. Obtaining a scholarship is very competitive and applications must be made directly to each university along with the application for admission. Community and Career Colleges do not usually award scholarships nor do school boards or most private schools.

There are various organizations within Canada that administer scholarship programs in various countries but they are usually for graduate students and professors who are studying or researching a specific subject; a Canadian study is a typical area for which scholarships are awarded. Students should also check within their home country through public and private organizations for any financial assistance they may provide to