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Even though studying abroad can be expensive, Canada is one country where you can get a good education for less money than in many other places.
But while figuring out the estimated cost of studying in Canada, make sure to take into account costs like lodging, food, health insurance, and travel before you leave India. You can better arrange your budget as a result.

Tution Fees for International Students

Your tuition costs will vary depending on the degree programme and university you choose. You will require between CAD 13,000 and CAD 35,000 per year to pay for this.
Those in the humanities, education, and the arts are typically a little less expensive, whereas courses in the sciences and engineering are probably to be more expensive. The tuition fee is normally greater and the fees vary based on the programme if you want to pursue postgraduate education. MBA programmes are frequently the most expensive, as is true in most other nations. These courses typically cost between 30,000 and 42,000 CAD.
S.No Program Average tution fee
1 Undergraduate 13,000 – 20,000 CAD/year
2 Postgraduate 17,000 – 25,000 CAD/year
3 MBA 30,000 – 40,000 CAD/year
4 Doctoral degree 7,000 – 15,000 CAD/year

*Please note that all fee amounts are estimates.

Pre-Departure Cost of Education in Canada for Indian Students

Here, we’ll discuss the initial costs associated with studying in Canada, which begin even before you go there. These consist of:
  • Test your language skills and other subject-specific abilities.
  • Make arrangements for evidence of expenses involved in living and studying in Canada.
  • Canadian colleges and universities admissions procedures
  • Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec (CAQ) to Study
  • Apply for Study Permit
  • Attend a medical examination
  • Book airline tickets

Accommodation costs in Canada

International students have access to on-campus housing at the majority of Canadian universities. You can also choose off-campus housing, where you’ll live in apartments with other Indian students. While living in a shared apartment can cost anywhere between CAD 450 and CAD 800 per month, depending on your location and the time of year, the cost of on-campus housing can range from CAD 7,500 to CAD 11,000 (annually). Do not forget that rental prices vary from city to city.

Application Procedures for Canadian Universities and Colleges

Depending on the program you apply for, each institution charges an application fee. It can vary between CAD 50 and CAD 200 for Canadian nationals and CAD 50 to CAD 200 for international students. In addition to academic or professional experience records, you must submit your language test results to each university when applying.

Certificate of Acceptance for Quebec (CAQ) to Study

International students must apply for a certificate of acceptance from the governments of Quebec and Canada to study at universities in Québec, depending on the length of their program. This includes the 114 CAD application fee and the cost of delivering the paperwork to Quebec.

Apply for Study Permit

To begin studying in Canada, one must first obtain a valid study permit, which has additional charges (approx. CAD 150). Please feel free to speak with your IDP counselor for the most recent information on the visa application procedure, prices, and updates.

Apply for a Medical test

When you are in India, you are responsible for paying all associated costs for the medical examination, including those for the doctor, the radiology expert, and any necessary additional tests, investigations, or treatments. You must select a doctor from a panel recommended by the Canadian government; you cannot choose the doctor who will perform the test for you.

Book Airline Tickets

It is time to fly to your dream country! You can choose a direct flight from India to Canada or with stop-overs. The cost of tickets varies accordingly and may range from INR 90,000 to 2 lacs. 

Post-arrival Expenses for Indian Students in Canada

In addition to the overall expense of your education, you must budget for the cost of living in Canada. This will cover your lodging, transportation, health insurance, plus a few other minor expenses. Let’s investigate these individually.
Amenity Average Cost in US Dollar
Groceries & Other Household CAD 250 – 300
Public Transport CAD 80 – 150
Phone & Internet CAD 50 – 80
Entertainment CAD 150 – 200

Health coverage

International students must have health insurance that covers them in Canada and offers round-the-clock, seven-day-a-week medical care. However, different health insurance rules are depending on which provinces (states or regions) you reside in. Annual costs could range widely between CAD 600 and CAD 900. In Canadian universities, mental health is taken seriously.

Pay attention to your taxes.

With a Social Insurance Number (SIN), Indian students studying in Canada are permitted to work 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time during breaks. Your Canadian earned income will be taxable if you decide to work while you study. Along with this, the federal and state governments may tax the wards of any scholarships or assistantships you may have received from your school.
Keep in mind that changes in exchange rates may have an impact on your budget. While you are studying in Canada, we advise you to hunt for part-time employment or apply for scholarships at the universities you are interested in. This can significantly reduce the cost of your study abroad program.
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