Canada is among the most affordable of the leading study abroad nations for international students, depending on the program and institution. It has lower tuition rates for foreign students than the UK, Australia, and the US. Students can pursue their studies in a globally recognized program at one of Canada’s top schools for much less than what it would cost to attend an equally reputable program at a private US university or college.

Still, studying abroad—anywhere—requires careful financial planning and it can be important to find out if there are scholarships or other forms of financial support available. This section will provide guidance on how to find that information.

Few Suggested Universities in Canada

Five Essential Points

  • Canada is among the most affordable of the leading destinations for international students; it offers lower tuition than the US, the UK, and Australia.
  • Given the excellent reputation and high quality of Canadian degrees and credentials, this affordability is exceptional and offers incredible value for money.
  • There are many scholarships and opportunities for financial assistance available for international students (especially students of top academic standing). Most of these are available at the graduate level, but there are some secondary school and undergraduate entrance scholarships available, particularly through individual institutions.
  • Agents and students should inquire at the institutions under consideration as well as at the Canadian diplomatic mission in their country about scholarships and other financial assistance.
  • International students should apply early to ensure they are considered for scholarships.
Country Annual University Fee (USD) Annual Cost of Living (USD) Annual Cost Total (USD)
Australia 24,081 18,012 42,093
Singapore 18,937 20,292 39,229
United States 24,914 11,651 36,564
United Kingdom 21,365 13,680 35,045
Hong Kong 13,444 18,696 32,140
Canada 16,746 13,201 29,947
France 247 16,530 16,777
What Things Cost In Canada (CAD)
Milk (1 litre) $2 to $3 Egg (1 dozen) $3 to $4
Potatoes (4.5 kg) $5 Groceries for one person for one month $250 to $350
Litre of Gas / Petrol $1.20 to $1.45 Public transit fare,one way trip $2.50 to $3.50
Restaurant meal $15 to $30 Fast food meal $5 to $10
Cup of coffee $2 Pint of beer $5 to $7
Movie in theatre $13 to $20 Internet ( one month, high speed ) $40
Mobile ( cell ) package ( per month ) $50 to $70 Cable television ( per month ) $25 to $50
International postage stamp $2.50 Youth Hostel ( per night ) $25 to $35
Rent per month ( bachelor apartment large city ) $800 to $1200 Rent per month ( shared accommodation large city ) $500 to $700
Rent per month ( bachelor apartment small city ) $500 to $700 Rent per month ( shared accommodation small city ) $400 to $600