Cost & Scholarships In Canada
Students must meet the costs of study and living in Canada. The Citizenship and Immigration Department of Canada requires proof that the student has sufficient money available. If the institution provides a cost of living estimate, the immigration officer will generally follow it.
These expenses mainly depend on the location and life style of the students as well. The cost of living does not include tuition and other student fees. These expenses may vary from university to university.
Students may be allowed to work on or off campus depending upon the university you study in. Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows international students to work in Canada in limited situations. Students however are required to arrive in Canada with sufficient money to live and pay their bills while studying.
The expenses involved to study abroad would include cost of living along with the tuition fees. The cost of living depends on the place where one wants to stay & also the lifestyle, for e.g. the cost of living in cities like Toronto, Vancouver, etc is a little expensive as compared to other places.
The average cost for a year’s fee can range from CAD $6,000 to CAD $18,000, depending on the school and the level of intensity of study.
Average academic tuition fees are as follows:
- College: CAD $9,500 – CAD $12,000 (per year)
- University Transfer Program (UTP): CAD $9,500 – CAD $12,000 (per year)
- University Foundations Program: CAD $9,500 – CAD $11,000 (per year)
- University: CAD $11,000 – CAD $16,000 (per year)
- English Preparation(ESL) – CAD$900 – CAD $1,300 (per month)
- Average cost of living for a period of one year in Canada is around CAD $10,000- 22000 per year and CAD $850-1000 per month. This amount includes food, accommodation, transportation, medical insurance, books, clothing and sundries.
- Scholarships are generally provided by the universities to deserving students to take care of their educational expenses. Scholarships can help students reduce their burden of tuition fees and at times of their living expenses as well. There are plenty of scholarships in Canada that are offered to students from all over the world.
- Merit based assistance is awarded in many forms, like tuition waivers, assistantships, or fellowships. Students will have a greater chance of getting financial aid if they have a high level of academic achievement along with high GRE/GMAT/TOEFL or have an outstanding letter of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose.
- However, obtaining a scholarship is very competitive and applications must be made directly to each university along with the application for admission. Some universities offer scholarships at the time of the admissions, while some may offer them later.
It also depends on the student’s performance at the university during the tenure of his/her course. A student needs to send a separate application for the scholarship complete with details of student’s financial status. Some universities, however, consider the application form itself as an application for a scholarship.
Scholarships in Canada are mostly
- Academic scholarships
- Athletic scholarships and
- Scholarships for overseas / international students