How much does it cost to attend colleges and universities in Canada?
There are a lot of colleges and universities in Canada with different majors and specialties.
Students receive a wide range and excellent job opportunities.
The tuition costs in Canada at a higher educational institution depends on many aspects:
- prestige (the level and recognition of the higher educational institution influence the tuition costs for a student to a significant extent);
- region (higher educational institutions in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan have always cost more, but in distant provinces, you can take the same programs for a much lower amount);
- training program (this aspect is important in any country. Typically, it is much more expensive to study for a doctor, lawyer, programmer, etc.);
- type of a higher educational institution (colleges and universities are divided into public and private.
Studies at colleges will be cheaper, but there are certain peculiarities, in particular concerning the procedure for visa obtaining (public higher educational institutions guarantee the opportunity to stay for 1-3 years, but not all private colleges may offer the same terms and conditions).
- type of program (college certification and diploma programs are inexpensive, but bachelor's and master's degree programs are much more expensive. Some higher educational institutions offer the opportunity to get a PhD for free).
The average tuition costs in Canada at a higher educational institution make up:
- at college: 14,000 - 20,000 CAD per year;
- at university: 22,000 - 50,000 CAD per year.
Depending on the type of program, tuition costs make up:
- College degree program: 14,000 - 18,000 CAD per year;
- Bachelor's degree program: 17,000 - 45,000 CAD per year;
- Master's degree program: approximately 15,000 CAD per year;
- postgraduate education: approximately 15,000 CAD per year.
Accommodation and food costs will range from CAD 10,000 to CAD 12,000 per year. Nevertheless, students may work and partially cover expenses during their studies. Co-op programs including combination of job and studies are also widespread.