List of low tuition universities in Canada for International students with fees ranging from $5000 to $10000

If you cannot afford the huge tuition to study in places like the UK, US, Australia and the Netherlands, you can make up your mind to study in low tuition universities in Canada.  Studying in Canada is a rewarding investment for your future with access to a premier education, exciting cross-cultural experiences, and a globally recognized degree. In this post, I’m going to list some good low tuition universities in Canada with tuition fees ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per academic year.

But before I do that, I will like to talk about the cost of living in Canada, to save as a guide as you are preparing for your study in the country.

Cost of living in Canada

The cost of living in Canada is estimated at $600 to $800  per month which covers the cost of accommodation, food, groceries, bus fair, medicals etc.

Here’s a breakdown of the total living cost:

Bus Fare One Way (local) $2.00 – $3.00
Average Restaurant Meal $10.00 – 25.00 per person
Movie $8.50 – $13.00
Letter within Canada $0.52
International Postage (letter) $1.55

One month’s lodging, one-bedroom apartment: $400 app.
Local telephone call: $0.25 Approx
Modest restaurant meal: lunch $7/dinner $14 Approx
Movie: $11.50 – $13 Approx

Books & Supplies $ 1000 per year
Groceries $150 – $200 per month
Utilities & Sundry – $300 per month

Let’s now look at a list of low tuition universities in Canada with tuition fees

List of low tuition universities in Canada for international students

Name of Institution                           Tuition fees
Athabasca University                          $9,440 – $10,490
The Kings University College                          $9,920
Brandon University                          $6,219
Dominican University College                          $5,000
Saint Paul University                          $9,836
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology                          $5000 – $7000
Memorial University Of Newfoundland                           $8,800

List of Universities in Canada with affordable tuition fees for international students

University Undergraduate Tuition (USD$) Postgraduate Tuition (USD$)
Macmaster University 14000 – 16000 14000- 16000
University of Western Ontario 14000- 16000 12000- 14000
University of Otawa 14000- 16000 14000-16000
Dalhousie University 14000-16000 14000-16000
University of Victoria 14000- 16000 6000 – 8000
University of Saskatchewan 12000- 14000    4000- 6000
University of Manitoba 12000-14000    8000- 10000
Memorial University of Newfoundland
8,800 – 8,800
University of Prince Edward Island 11,600 – 11,600
Acadia University 14,553 – 14,553
Université Sainte-Anne 8,540 – 8,540
Mount Saint Vincent University
11,968 – 11,968
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) 13,248 – 13,248
St. Francis Xavier University
13,560 – 13,560
Saint Mary’s University 12,500 – 12,500
Cape Breton University
12,490 – 12,490
Université de Moncton
9,971 – 9,971
University of Northern BC 9,814
University of Lethbridge 10,370



  1. Munish says

    I would like to know which university near by edmonton has least fee for international student for any course?

  2. suave says

    would please tell me how much can I earn in a month?? Can I afford my annual tuition fees along with living cost??

  3. keith says

    Which university in Canada has the lowest tuition fees for international student studying computer science or information technology?

  4. Jennydaba says

    Hello! Please, can you help me with affordable schools that offer post graduate diploma in environmental sciences?
    Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Jennydaba, universities abroad offer pre-masters programs for people who don’t have the requirement to do a masters program. University college, Dublin offers pre-masters in Environmental sciences and you can click here to access their site and here to see the tuition fees.

  5. am richard, says

    please i read public administration, higher diploma with GPA 2.65, but presently i want to study education, teaching for my master degree. so which university offer this with cheap cost? pls send me their website thanks.

  6. Fabteejay says

    Hello! Please I am National Diploma holder on Computer Science, If I want to continue my study at Canada, please which affordable university can I put-in for?

  7. Sunny says

    Would like to know which University offers PhD Environmental/Public health where I can as well do part time job. I have a DVM and M.Tech (Animal production ) degree.

  8. Sleek C. says

    Hello. Thanks for the info and great job there. I’ve looked up schools with low cost tuition in Natural Resources Management (NRM) or similar Masters programs e.g Forestry (or Forest Eng.). I did find some interesting schools (UBC, UNBC, UManitoba, UAlberta etc.), with the cost ranging from $6500 to $15000. What I want to know is if it’s possible to get some part-time jobs and afford half to three quaters the tuition + living expenses for like the $6500 NRM program in UAlberta.

  9. SOUMIK says

    Hello sir,
    I’m a 12th appearing student and will complete my exam on March 2015, and sir, I want to persue my undergraduate degree from one of the best universities of Europe.. Sir, I want to do the B.ENG in Informatics….. As I’m on search of a schoolarship but still If I get an admission to a tution free University then it’ll be better for me to study there.. I have heard that in Germany most of the universities haven’t charge a single tution fee, but the medium of learning is German, and I don’t know German .. So I’m on search of a university who offers the above mentioned course what is taught entirely in English… Sir, can u please help me to find the best university where there’s no tution fee and the entire course is in English.. If you kindly do so then I’ll be highly oblidged to you..

    Thank you…

  10. GERAED NEDU says


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