Today, we will not only consider the Canadian universities with low tuition fees, but also, the cost of living in Canada, admission requirements at the Canadian institutions and colleges, how you can get a study visa and lastly, the application process.
It might interest you to know that we reviewed best universities in Canada so you can check them out to know how their play their cards.
Canada as a Top Study Abroad Nation for International Students
Recently, the number of international students wishing to study in Canada has greatly increased making the admission competition tougher such that only the top-notch students can successfully sail through.
This is seen due to the fact that Canada has a lot of top ranking institutions, high academic rankings, lots of job opportunities after graduation, vibrant cultural life, safe and secure environment and even a strong geographical beauty to mention but a few.
Additionally, Canada is one of the cheapest study abroad countries for international students. Also, there are so many affordable tuition universities and institutions you can study your dream course.
Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film center Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa.
It might interest you to know that some universities in Canada operate on very low tuition fees. These tuition fees fall in the range of $5,000 to $16,000 per year for undergraduate, master and doctorate degree programs.
These fees can be higher depending on the course of study. Checking out the fees on the university’s portal is what we always recommend. Once you are ready to apply, we can assist you in the application process.
Cost of Living in Canada as an International Student
Cost of living simply means the amount of money a student needs to take care of his/her expenses like feeding, accommodation, transportation etc. In Canada, it is very affordable.
That said, it can be estimated as $600 to $800 a month for a student’s living expenses. This amount will take care of his/her feeding, buying of books, stationery, transportation etc.
Breakdown of the cost of living in Canada for students:
- Accommodation (bedroom apartment) – $400 approximately per month.
- Books and supplies – $1000 per year
- Movies – $8.50 – $13
- Average restaurant meal – $10 – $25 per person
- Groceries – $150 – $200 per month
A student can spend more or less. This list is just an estimate and strongly depends on one’s spending habits.
Below is the List of 20 low Tuition Universities and Colleges in Canada with Fees for International Students
- Saint Paul University $9,836
- Universite’ Saint- Anne $8,820
- Concordia University of Edmonton $11,680
- Macmaster University 14000 – 16000
- University of Western Ontario 14000- 16000
- Dalhousie University 14000-16000
- University of Victoria 14000- 16000
- University of Saskatchewan 12000- 14000
- Mount Saint Vincent University 11,968 – 11,968
- University of Manitoba 12000-14000
- Memorial University of Newfoundland 8,800 – 8,800
- Acadia University 14,553 – 14,553
- Université Sainte-Anne 8,540 – 8,540
- Brandon University $6,219
- Canadian Mennonite University $7,560
- Memorial University of Newfoundland $8,800
- Athabasca University $9,440 – $10,490
- Canadian Mennonite University $7,728 – $7,728
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design 13,248 – 13,248
- University of Lethbridge 10,370
Admission Requirements and How to Apply to the Universities in Canada
Applying to any Canadian university as an international student takes different methods. This is because different universities in Canada have their own policy regarding admission requirements.
You need to visit the webpage of any institution you may wish to apply for specific guidelines on that. Contact us for special assistance on how to apply.
If you want to apply for graduate studies in Canada, you will have to pass through these steps below:
- Fill in an application form online
- Submit your qualifications and transcripts
- Show proof in proficiency in English or French( language of instruction is based on the program you want to study)
- Submit letters of recommendation
- You will need to write letter of motivation – an essay explaining why you chose to study in Canada
- For international students that finished their undergraduate program outside Canada, you may be required to pay an International Credential Evaluation fee to have your qualifications valid
- Finally, after your admission is guaranteed, you have to apply for a visa or study permit, and can also apply for scholarships or grants.