A multicultural bouquet of a crowd, top-ranking universities, a wide variety of courses, and most importantly, less anxious parents! You really can’t go wrong with Canada. In this blog, we are going to outline all the expenses you need to budget for studying undergrad in Canada, starting from out-of-state tuition to a loaf of bread (which costs CA$2.86, by the way). Here we go!
IN THIS BLOG:
- Tuition Fees for International Students
- Undergraduate Tuition Fees in Canada
- Cost of Living in Canada for Indian Students
- Other Expenses to Study in Canada
Tuition Fees for Undergrad in Canada
Universally, tuition fee is the most significant expense, especially for international students. Tuition fees in Canada depends on several factors, from the choice of your program to your degree level. The average tuition fee for an undergraduate degree program in Canada for international students is CA$ 33,623, which is close to INR 20.3 lakhs.
Also, the tuition fee for a program differs from university to university. So, in the next section, we will discuss the average tuition fees for popular undergrad programs in Canada.
Undergraduate Tuition fees in Canada
Given below is the overview of the cost of studying in Canada for Indian students in terms of average tuition for major undergraduate courses:
|Courses||Weighted Average Tuition (for International Students)|
|Arts and Humanities||CA$9,134 – CA$ 60,150|
|Law and legal studies||CA$ $33,192|
|Mathematics, Computer, and Information Sciences||CA$ 33,012|
|Business and Management||CA$26,680|
|Social and Behavioural Sciences||CA$27,647|
|Veterinary Medicine||CA$ 63,323|
|Agriculture, Natural Resources, and conservation||CA$ 26,208|
Source: Statistics Canada
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Cost of Living in Canada for Indian Students
The next significant expense for students when studying abroad is – the cost of living. What exactly is the cost of living in Canada for Indian students? We hate to sound like a wet blanket, but the cost of living in Canada is also very subjective since it includes variables like the city you will live in, whether you are going for private accommodation or university dorms, your meal plans, mode of transportation, lifestyle, and spending habits etcetera. To give you an idea of what the expenses are, we have listed three types of student accommodation in Canada and their prices here:
Types of Student Accommodation
|Homestay||CA$ 4,800 – 9,600 p.a.|
|On-Campus accommodation||CA$ 3,000 -7,500 per year|
|Private/ Shared accommodation||CA$ 8,400 per year|
Source: QS Top Universities
Other Living Expenses
With accommodation sorted, let us look at other expenses that count towards the total cost of living in Canada for Indian Students. Living cost depends on a variety of factors. For example, in this section, we will hash out the monthly living expenses of an average University of Toronto student.
Cost of Living in Canada for Indian Students
|Living Expenses||Amount in CAD|
|Housing||$1,000 – $2,700/month|
|Internet||$50 – $100/month|
|Phone bill||$40 – $100/month|
|Tenant’s insurance||$15 – $30/month|
|Food & grocery||$40 – $100/week|
|Clothes & shoes||$25/month|
|Health insurance||$600 – $800 per year|
|Transportation||$0 – $128.15/month|
|Books & supplies||$500/semester|
Source: University of Toronto website
Scholarship Options in Canada for Indian Students
Well, it’s not a secret that Canada is a little on the expensive side, but we’d like to end this blog on a happy note. So let’s talk about ways to fix that, and one of the most popular ways is through scholarships.
When looking for scholarships, your first natural stop should be the official website of your chosen university itself. Next, list external scholarships you can get your hands on, including InternationalScholarships.com or FastWeb.com. Given below is a list of some of the top Canadian Scholarships that Indian students can apply to:
|Scholarship||Type of Funding||Open for Indian Nationals||Programs|
|Education Future International Scholarship 2022||Partial Funding||✓||Bachelors and Masters|
|University Of Westminster Undergraduate Distant Horizons Awards In the UK||Partial Funding||✓||Bachelors|
|ASM Materials Education Foundation – Undergraduate Scholarships, 2022||Partial Funding||✓||Bachelors|
|Scotiabank International Partner Entrance Scholarships||Partial Funding||✓||Bachelors, Diploma, Training & Short courses|
|Manulife Life Lessons Scholarship Program 2022||Full Funding||✓||Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., Post Doc|
Here is a happy thought: These scholarships can help you cover your tuition fee. And, once your tuition is covered, you can simply take up a part-time job at your university to manage your living expenses.
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