How Much Cost to Study in Canada for International Students?

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Getting a degree from abroad is an expensive investment, and if you are planning to make this investment for yourself, then Canada is the best option out there. Over time, people are becoming more aware of the importance of quality education, and with this, Canada is becoming the most sought-after destination among international students.

Canada offers excellent affordable education in addition to multiple internship opportunities and liberal government policies related to post-study work and immigration that make it the preferred destination for higher education among international students.

To ease the process, the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) offers an online tool to help prospective international students quickly calculate the studying costs of different universities in Canada, along with the document requirements. Let us dive deeper into this and explore the different aspects of the Cost of Study in Canada for Bangladeshi students

How much Cost to Study in Canada?

Tuition fees set by universities form a significant part of the cost of study in Canada. The fee charged depends on various factors such as university ranking, kind of program, province, and its international reach and reputation.

  • Compared to many countries, the cost of study in Canada is comparatively affordable, but again, it varies from university to university and program to program.
  • Bachelor's degrees will vary from $7,203 to $49,800 per year in tuition, while yearly tuition fees for Masters degrees will cost between $3,222 to $42,850.
  • Apart from the tuition fee, there are additional expenses such as; Canada College Application Fees, Canada Visa Application Fees, and Entrance Exam Fees.
  • The student visa cost for Canada is $150.

In 2021, more than 700,500 international students opted to study in Canada.

This data clearly shows the popularity of Canada among international students. With this, let us estimate the cost to study in Canada for International students. The total cost of study in Canada for International Students comprises tuition fees, entrance exam fees, college applications, and visa application fees.

The cost of study in Canada for Bangladeshi students ranges from BDT13,45,000 and BDT20,18,000 per annum. Its average tuition fee tends, and it tends to fluctuate depending on the program and university. 

Low-cost Universities in Canada For International Students

If you are looking for some great universities in Canada that offer quality education at low tuition prices, ease, and comfort of living, then here is the list of the cost of universities in Canada for international students that you should consider.

All these Universities are well recognized and comparatively affordable than their counterparts.

Low-cost universities in Canada for Bachelor's Degree



Programs Offered 

University of the People 


Associate, Bachelor, Master (Business Administration, Education, Computer Science and Health Science) 

Brandon University 

Brandon, Manitoba 

BA, BBA, B.Ed., BFA, BM, BN, BSc 

Université de Saint-Boniface 

Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Bachelor’s Degree (Arts, Social Work, Translation, Science, Nursing, Business, and Education) 

University of Guelph 

Guelph, Ontario 

Bachelor’s Degree (Arts, Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Social & Applied Human Sciences 

Canadian Mennonite University 

Winnipeg, Manitoba 

BA, BSc, BBA, and Master’s degree 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

St. Johns, Newfoundland 

More than 100 programs for Bachelors, Masters, and Certificates 

Low-cost Universities in Canada for Master's Degree



Programs offered 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

St. Johns, Newfoundland 

Masters and Doctorate programs both in-person and online (Humanities & Social Sciences, Professional Programs, Interdisciplinary Programs, and Sciences) 

University of Northern British Columbia 

Prince George, British Columbia 

MBA, MSc, MEd, MEng, MScN, MSW, Graduate Certificates, and Doctorate programs. 

University of Calgary 

Calgary, Alberta 

Masters and Doctorate degrees in multiple subjects 

Simon Fraser University 

Burnaby, British Columbia 

Programs in Applied Sciences, Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Communication, Art & Technology, Education, Environment, Health Sciences, and Science 

University of Saskatchewan 

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

Masters and Doctorate degree (research and medical fields) 

Cost of an Undergraduate Degree in Canada for International Students

The approximate undergraduate degree cost in Canada for international students ranges from 550 – 30,000 CAD/year.

Some of the most expensive undergraduate degrees in Canada are; Bachelors in Medicine, Engineering, and Social Science. Tuition costs for some of the in-demand disciplines:


Annual Tuition Fee in CAD 

Course Duration 

Bachelors in Business & Management

550 – 56,000  CAD

4 years 

Bachelors in Computer Science & IT 

1,535 – 55,500 CAD

4 years 

Bachelors in Engineering & Technology 

1,350 – 55,000  CAD

4-5 years 

Bachelors in Social Sciences 

1,025 – 56,000 CAD

4 years 

Bachelors in Natural Sciences 

1,780 – 53,000 CAD

4 years 

How Much Does it Cost to Study MS in Canada?

For MS in Canada, the average tuition fee for International students ranges from CAD 18,000 to CAD 45,000 per year. The duration of this course is between one to two years.

Here is the list of average annual costs of universities in Canada for international students according to the QS world ranking:


Annual Tuition Fee in CAD 

Course Duration

University of Toronto 

$24960 to $61530 CAD

1 - 2 Years

McGill University 

$17960 - $25730 CAD

1 - 2 Years

University of British Columbia 

$9130- $60220 CAD

1 - 2 Years

University de Montreal 

$25390 - $27510 CAD

1 - 2 Years

University of Alberta 

$8550 - $24360 CAD

1 - 2 Years

McMaster University 

$1120 - $45610 CAD

1 - 2 Years

Western University 

$14310 - $46020 CAD

1 - 2 Years

Queen’s University 

$12710 - $44410 CAD

1 - 2 Years

Canada MBA cost for International Students

MBA is one of the most valuable Masters degrees in Canada. The average total tuition cost for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program for international students in Canada is around CAD 30,000 CAD 40,00,000.

The duration of an MBA degree is about two years.

Here is the list of some of the most popular universities in Canada with their annual fee. Here is the list of some in-demand universities in Canada as per QS MBA ranking with their annual fee.  

University Name Annual Fee in CAD
Rotman School of Management $60,416
McGill University- Desautels Faculty of Management $47,385
Ivey Business School $119,412
Schulich School of Business $52,886
Smith School of Business $96,545

Engineering Degree Cost in Canada for International Students

Engineering degree from Canada is in great demand among international students. One of the main reasons behind this is the presence of the best engineering colleges in Canada that fall under the top 50 colleges in the world ranking.

The duration of a Bachelors' in Engineering in Canada is around 4 to 5 years and 1 to 2 years for a master's.

Another reason is the low fee in Canada as compared to other top Countries such as Australia, the UK, and the US. Here is the list of the tuition fee in some best universities in Canada:


(Annual) Tuition fees for Bachelors in CAD 

(Per Term) Tuition fees for PG in CAD 

McGill University 



University of Toronto 



University of British Columbia 



University of Alberta 



Université de Montréal 



McMaster University 



University of Waterloo 



The University of Western Ontario 



University of Calgary 

$1224 (per 3 units) 


Canada College Application Fees

As part of admission to the any University of Canada, you have to pay a non-refundable application fee at the beginning to process your application.

This fee typically covers the administrative cost involved in the application processing.


Application Fee in CAD  

University of Toronto 


The University of British Columbia 


University of Alberta 


Centennial College 


York University 


George Brown College 


Memorial University of Newfoundland 


McGill University 


University of Waterloo 


University of Calgary 


University of Victoria 


McMaster University 


Cost of living in Canada

Canada is ranked as the best country to live in because of its strong economy and high quality of life. It offers unlimited opportunities and creates thousands of jobs to decrease poverty and help its citizens.

No wonder Canada receives such a high number of immigrants from all over the world.

Before moving to Canada, it is advised to calculate an estimate of the total cost to plan the finances accordingly. The best way to do this is to consider all the expenses such as accommodation, food, health coverage, travel, etc.

The larger cities, and those in the Prairie provinces and the North, are considered expensive, while the smaller ones of Quebec and Ontario are comparatively cheaper. Here is the list of average monthly expenses in Canada:


Cost (Monthly) 

Rent (City) 

$1,326.79 CAD

Rent (Outside of City) 

$1,116.62 CAD


$1,158 CAD


$91 CAD

Gasoline (1L) 

$1.12 CAD

Essential Utilities (Electricity, water, etc.) 

$164.64 CAD

How Much Does it Cost to get Canada PR?

There are various costs involved in getting a PR, such as PR visa fee, proof of settlement funds for Canada immigration, etc.

To ease the process, the government of Canada has divided the total cost involved into two parts:

  • Cost in creating Express Entry profile in the Federal Express Entry system and any other Canada Permanent Residency Program.
  • Costs involved after receiving the Invitation to Apply

Here is the approximate breakup of the total cost involved in the process to get Canada PR:

Cost of different processes 

Amount in CAD 

Canada PR Fee for Primary Applicant 


Right of PR Fee 


Spouse or Partner processing fee 


Dependent Child (Per child) 


IELTS Test fees 

Depending on the Country  

ECA from WES fees – Approx.-(including  courier charge) 


Medical Test 

 $160 to $250 

PCC Fees 


Studying abroad in a new country can be challenging as you will have to climatize with every aspect of your time in the university and the country of your choice. As an international student, you will have to cope with many procedures and paperwork for which we at AECC Global are ready to help you and are only a call away. Contact us, and we will help you for free with all the queries you may have to live your dream without any worry.

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