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The costs of studying and living in the Canada can vary quite a bit depending on a range of factors. The main components of your costs broadly split into your tuition fees and your living expenses. Let’s have a look at both.

Tuition Fees

Based on

The University

Generally, the bigger and more prestigious the university, the higher the tuition fees

Your Program

Technical and highly resource-intensive programs can be more expensive

Your Study Level

Generally, bachelor’s programs tend to be more expensive in comparison to postgraduate programs because of the longer course duration

Location of the University

The higher the cost of living in the city (and location within the city) where the university is located, the higher tuition fees tend to be

Tuition Fee Ranges

*for the 2024 academic year


CAD $38,081 per year

Postgraduate (Master’s):

CAD $ 22,061 per yea

Cost of Living

Your costs of living in Canada as an international student depend on a variety of factors. Location, for starters, is a pretty big factor. Costs of living overall in a metropolitan city like Toronto is likely to be considerably higher than in Saskatchewan. Your accommodation type, spending on meals, transport, lifestyle, etc. all factor into your living expenses.

Costs of living depends on

The City
Location in City
Accommodation Type
Spending on Meals
Miscellaneous Expenses

(mobile plans, gym memberships, subscriptions)

Social Activities

(e.g., movies, concerts, sports events, nights out)

You can estimate your average costs of living using Study Canada’s EduCanada’s budget breakdown.

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