Lots of students have chosen to study in Canada since Canadian degrees are internationally equivalent to degrees from the United States or commonwealth countries. To ensure that quality standards are met, government bodies and organizations carry out a periodic review of the universities and the courses they offer. Today, we will be looking at the total cost of study and living in Canada for international students, but before that, lets briefly take a look at some of the reasons why thousands of students chose Canada for their study.
Benefits of studying in Canada
- Canada is a truly multicultural nation with – away from the prairies – a very different culture in comparison with the US.
- Canadian universities are far more like their counterparts in the UK than across the border and standards are uniformly high.
- Five Canadian universities are in the Top 100 of the 2013–14 QS World University Rankings: University of Toronto at 17th; McGill University at 21st; University of British Columbia at 49th; Université de Montréal at 92nd; and theUniversity of Alberta 96th.
Cost of study in Canada
Tuition fees in Canadian universities ranges from $5000 to about $20,000 per year. The fees is for two semesters which equals to eight months of academic study. If you do not have the resources to go for the high tuition universities like university of Toronto, Manitoba, Vancouver etc, you can apply to schools like university of Brandon, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Memorial university of Newfoundland etc where the tuition ranges from $5000 to $7000 per year for international students. Note that the Canadian Immigration body will require a proof that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your tuition fees.
Cost of living in Canada
Cost of living actually depends on the location and spending habbit of student. For example, certain areas are more expensive than the others. These tend to be in big cities like Montreal, Vancouver etc. This amount usually estimated at $600 to $800 will cover the cost of your accommodation, laundry, food, clothing, traveling for one month. Note that it is advisable to spend wisely and always endeavor to use your student card wherever one can avail of discounts so that your study stay in Canada will be enjoyable.