Fees and costs for studying in Canada
How much does it cost to study abroad in Canada?
The total cost of your education in Canada will vary based on the university you attend and the degree program you join. Below is a brief overview of what you can expect.
Explore our Canadian university partners
Find information about specific fees and important dates at our university partners in Canada.
Canadian university tuition and fees
Once accepted into a Canadian degree program, you’ll be required to start making payments toward university tuition, fees and housing.
(Prices shown are international student tuition fees per year at our Canadian partner for 2023–24. Prices may increase in future academic years.)
When you apply to your chosen degree program(s) with Kaplan, your application fees are waived.
Other costs to consider
Living expenses in Canada
Paying for your university education is only one aspect of your expenses when studying abroad in Canada. You’ll also need to ensure you have enough money to live comfortably in your new destination. Here are some other cost considerations:
- To be able to live in Canada as a student, you must prove that you have enough money to pay for university tuition and fees plus an additional CAD$10,000 per academic year (for living expenses)
- Tuition and student fees do not include the cost of textbooks, course materials, and other supplies associated with your program of study, so you need to budget extra for these
Canadian average prices for:
Canadian student housing
At our partner university in Canada, you’re guaranteed to live in an on-campus residential building during your first year as an undergraduate student. After your first year, you can apply to stay in a limited number of on-campus housing units or move off campus to a nearby house or apartment.
Canadian average residential prices for:
On-campus student housing in a residential dorm building
From CAD$1,967 per year
Off-campus private one-bedroom apartment
From CAD$16,640 per year (Numbeo)
When you live in on-campus student housing, utility costs (electricity, water, Internet, etc.) are included in your student housing fee. Depending on where you choose to live off-campus, utility costs will vary and are often an additional cost to your monthly rent.