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The price of higher education in Canada

2020-03-23 17:53:00
The price of higher education in Canada
While the cost of education in Canada is slightly cheaper compared to countries like the UK and the US, getting a university degree isn’t cheap. Here is what an international student can expect to pay if they choose to study at a Canadian university

Canada is one of the world’s most popular destinations for international students, offering a diverse variety of experiences and opportunities in a country known for its vast expanses, multicultural cities and natural beauty.

 

If you want to study in Canada, the good news is that tuition fees are generally less expensive than in other major Anglophone destinations (the US, UK and Australia), although they are still quite high in comparison to other countries.

 

Universities in Canada set their fees, and these vary depending on several factors: 

 

· what program you’re studying, 

· whether you are an international or home student, 

· Location of the university, and 

· whether you’re studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level. 

 

According to the latest report from Statistics Canada, tuition fees in Canada fell by an average of 5.3 per cent for undergraduate domestic students and rose by 7.6 per cent for Undergraduates in 2019/2020.

 

Technical and medical courses are more expensive than art courses. Surprisingly, business courses are in the middle range. Also, the post-graduate programs are cheaper than undergraduate programs.

 

Below is a comparison table by subject and by region for your easy reference.

 

By Course

 

Course

Undergraduate

Graduate

Education

$20,875

$15,764

Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies

$25,127

$14,737

Humanities

$28,676

$13,667

Social and behavioural sciences

$27,647

$15,032

Law, legal professions and studies

$33,192

$17,237

Business management and public administration

$26,680

$24,693

Executive MBA

Not available

$66,665

Regular MBA

Not available

$38,950

Physical and life sciences and technologies

$31,536

$15,421

 Mathematics, computer and information sciences

$33,012

$16,647

Engineering

$33,703

$19,301

Architecture

$26,457

$23,992

Agriculture, natural resources and conservation

$26,208

$14,452

Dentistry

$56,621

$22,472

Medicine

$32,450

Not available

Nursing

$21,922

$16,168

Optometry

Not available

$14,014

Pharmacy

$40,960

$12,876

Veterinary medicine

$63,323

$10,099

Other health, parks, recreation and fitness

$24,626

$18,551

Personal, protective and transportation services

$20,332

Not available

*weighted average tuition fees by field of study in Canadian dollars.

By Province

 

Province

Level of study

2019 / 2020

Canada

Undergraduate

29,714

Graduate

17,744

Newfoundland and Labrador

Undergraduate

12,042

Graduate

4,081

Prince Edward Island

Undergraduate

21,628

Graduate

10,224

Nova Scotia

Undergraduate

18,504

Graduate

20,401

New Brunswick

Undergraduate

16,059

Graduate

12,012

Quebec

Undergraduate

23,711

Graduate

15,974

Ontario

Undergraduate

38,276

Graduate

23,770

Manitoba

Undergraduate

16,295

Graduate

11,040

Saskatchewan

Undergraduate

20,756

Graduate

6,516

Alberta

Undergraduate

21,925

Graduate

13,607

British Columbia

Undergraduate

27,705

Graduate

17,808

Yukon

Undergraduate

NA

Graduate

NA

*weighted average tuition fees by location of the university in Canadian dollars.

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