Studying in Canada can be a costly investment for any international student. In addition to the cost of living, students are asked to pay higher than average fees for post-secondary study programs. Please see the information provided below for an estimate of cost per program of study.
2017–2018 International Tuition Fees for Full-time Study
|Field of study grouping|
|Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies|
|Social and behavioural sciences|
|Law, legal professions and studies|
|Business management and public administration|
|Physical and life sciences and technologies||$24,456||$13,730|
|Mathematics, computer and information sciences||$25,273||$13,067|
|Architecture and related technologies|
|Agriculture, natural resources and conservation|
|Other health, parks, recreation and fitness|
When you apply for a study permit, you will be asked to show you have enough money to support yourself while studying in Canada. This is usually around $5000 CAD per semester of study. Note that in many cases, you will be asked to show your funds for the entire duration of your semester or program (this is especially true for programs one-year in length. Therefore it is unrealistic to assume that just because you have paid your tuition fees, you will be issued a study permit.