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.
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies
Social and behavioural sciences
Law, legal professions and studies
Business management and public administration
Physical and life sciences and technologies
Mathematics, computer and information sciences
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation
Other health, parks, recreation and fitness
Personal, protective and transportation services
*weighted average tuition fees by field of study in Canadian dollars.
Level of study
2019 / 2020
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
*weighted average tuition fees by location of the university in Canadian dollars.