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Posted on April 22 2022

What is the cost to study in Canada for international students?

By  Editor
Updated October 26 2023

Canada has been a well-known destination for all the international students, specifically the students from India. Based on the data from the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in 2019, 638,380 international students were issued study permits even before the pandemic began. Further supporting this movement in 2021, the restrictions were relaxed, and 6,21,565 international students received study permits specifically for those courses for six months.

Canada is a home for students looking to continue their further studies abroad for various reasons. The institutions in Canada provide education, multicultural classrooms, research facilities, faculty, and job opportunities after the course is completed. The other prominent factor is the educational expenses that are comparatively more reasonable than few other destinations or well-known famous countries. The Indian students in 2021 accounted for the highest population of International students as the government of Canada provided 217,410 study permits to Indian students.

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Through the world-renowned universities, Canada provides degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels and certificate and diploma courses to prepare individuals for particular trades, skills, and jobs through colleges.

Application Fees

One of the most overlooked parts of procedures by the parents and students while making a big decision or planning to invest in studying abroad is the application fees. Every college or university charges a certain amount to apply. The application fees range from CAD 50-250, for each application based on the program and the college/university. The students usually apply to fewer universities to increase their chances, and therefore, this can benefit them in some way or the other.

Customary entrance tests and fees

Tests such as IELTS or TOEFL are conducted by the Canadian Universities to check their proficiency in English, including a few other centralized tests like GMAT or GRE for graduate-level programs and SAT in some cases of undergraduate level programs. Enrolling in these tests ranges from CAD 150-330 based on the test.

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Visa Fees

The application expense to acquire a Canadian study permit is approximately CAD 150.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees may differ based on the course, university and period. The fees range from CAD 8000- 52000 based on the factors mentioned above.

Living Expenses

The cost of living differs slightly based on the city; despite that, it is standard for the students to invest between CAD 12,000-16,000 to meet one year's living expenses.

The post-study work program is pretty lucrative in Canada, allowing students to find jobs after they complete their programs in Canada. These particular permits are valid for three years based on the course duration.

The students are to benefit from good experience in the stream of their choice while working in Canada that helps build their potential in earning, meeting their living expenses, or allowing them to repay their student loans. Applying for permanent residency has been a growing trend in the past few years that help the students gain experience through  their post-study work opportunities.

Numerous loan providers for education support students and families to bring their dreams into reality by making them easier to afford. Having mentioned that, make sure to persevere before proceeding any further.

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