Study in Canada

Study in Canada

Canada is one of the greatest study locations for students because of its high academic level and low tuition fees. Until August 2019, approximately 70,000 international students were studying in Canada at all levels, demonstrating the country's global appeal.


Cost to Study in Canada: programAverage annual fee (in CAD*)
1Undergraduate program$13,000 to $20,000 per year
2Postgraduate master's degree$17,000 to $25,000 per year
3Doctoral degree$7,000 to $15,000 per year
4MBA$30,000 to $40,000 per year

*Please note all fee figures are indicative

Other Expenses:

1. Accommodation costs

On-campus housing may cost anywhere from CAD 8,000 to CAD 10,000 per year, but a shared apartment might cost anywhere from CAD 400 to CAD 700 per month, depending on your location and the time of year.

You can also stay with a Canadian host family for rent of CAD 200 and a monthly charge of CAD 750 - 950 in exchange for food and a room when studying abroad in Canada.

2. Student visa and permit fees

To get a legitimate study permit, the charges would be approx. CAD 150.

3. Living expenses

A single student budget in Canada is around CAD 15,000 taking into account other expenses and living costs(indicative). Include the following in your budget:

  • Communication costs: around CAD 20 per month on average.
  • Books and materials
  • Personal expenditures and miscellaneous costs

4. Consider health support and insurance

            International student health insurance costs between $600 and $900 per year in Canada when studying in Canada (indicative).

  1. Transportation.
  2. Taxes


Scholarships to study in Canada:

  • Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan       
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program
  • National Research Council of Canada (NRCC)
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship
  • Partnership Grants by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Quebec Provincial Government Scholarship


Why choose Canada to study overseas 

  • Academic achievement
  • Numerous research possibilities
  • Cost-effective and budget-friendly
  • Cultural variety
  • 5 Peaceful and secure
  • A vibrant and active campus life
  • Earn as you study
  • Prospects for Immigration


Student visa requirements for Canada:

The Canadian government offers Indian students the option to study in Canada, but you must first get a Study Permit and a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

Documents required to apply:

  • An admission letter from your educational institution.
  • A valid passport or travel document to apply for your study abroad visa.
  • Proof of your ability to support yourself and any family members who may join you in Canada.

You must also:

  • Demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to pay for your tuition costs and housing expenses for yourself and any family members accompanying you to Canada, as well as return transportation for yourself and any family members accompanying you to Canada when studying in Canada.
  • Be a law-abiding person with no criminal record who poses no threat to Canada's security.
  • Be in excellent health.

You'll also have to visit the Canadian embassy or consulate for a personal interview.

You may be requested to supply the following documents to demonstrate your ability to financially support yourself and any accompanying family members:

  • Documentation of a Canadian bank account in your name.
  • Bank statements
  • Documentation of a student loan from a banking institution
  • A convertible currency bank draft
  • Proof of tuition and lodging expenses paid
  • A letter to the person or organization that is financing you.
  • Proof of financing paid from within Canada in case you have a Scholarship.


  • You must pay CAD150 as a visa fee if you are an applicant from outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of 6.0 band in IELTS is required for an undergraduate degree, with no band lower than 5.5.
  • A 6.5 band is required for a post-graduate degree, with no band below 6.0.


The education system in Canada:

Study levels in Canada:

Certificates and Diploma1 to 2 years
Associate degree2 years
Bachelor's degree3 to 4 years
Bachelor's Honours degree4 years
Postgraduate diploma1 to 2 years
Master's degree (by thesis)1 to 2 years
Master's degree (by non-thesis)1 to 2 years
Doctorate or PhD4 to 7 years
Post-Doctoral ProgramsNo time limit


Types of institutions

  • University
  • University colleges
  • Community colleges
  • Career and technical colleges


Tuition fee:

Canada has the lowest tuition rates for international students when compared to the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand when studying overseas.

You'll require between CAD 7,000 and CAD 29,000 (indicative costs) every year to cover tuition expenses. However, this is merely a rough estimate; actual costs may vary depending on the school and program you're looking for, as well as your location and lifestyle.



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