The Cost of Studying in Canada

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 undergraduate program is $11,903 Canadian.
Canada offers the lowest tuition rates* for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US. Rates at U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelorís degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double.
*The Association of Commonwealth Universities 2003


University tuition fees for full-time foreign students,
General Arts and Sciences Programs in Canada
Province 2006 - 2007
Undergraduate tuition fees
(per academic year)*

2006 - 2007
Graduate tuition fees
(per academic year)**

Newfoundland and Labrador $8,780 $1,896 - $3,549
Prince Edward Island $8,970 $4,854 - $7,281
Nova Scotia $8,233 - $14,349 $5,735 - $19,467
New Brunswick $7,843 - $12,810 $7,260 - $9,384
Quebec $10,068 - $12,930 $9,078 - $20,000
Ontario $6,900 - $16,800 $5,650 - $26,764
Manitoba $5,573 - $8,283 $4,170 - $7,937
Saskatchewan $8,489 - $11,482 $2,000 - $7,078
Alberta $8,000 - $15,767 $5,500 - $21,546
British Columbia $9,248 - $17,667 $2,600 - $33,667
Source: Statistics Canada
* Undergraduate programs in arts
** Graduate programs in all faculties