Canada\u0026nbsp;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\u0026nbsp;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.\r\n\r\nThe Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) offers a useful\u0026nbsp;online tool\u0026nbsp;which allows prospective international students to quickly calculate the costs of studying at different universities in Canada, as well as providing guidance on the documents needed to apply.\r\n\r\nTuition fees in Canada\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nUniversities in Canada set their own fees, and these vary depending on several factors: what program you’re studying, whether you are an international or home student, and whether you’re studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level. According to the latest report from\u0026nbsp;Statistics Canada, tuition fees in Canada fell by an average of 5.3 percent for undergraduate domestic students and rose by 7.6 percent for international undergraduates in 2019/2020.\r\n\r\nIf you’re a Canadian citizen studying in Canada, you can expect to pay an average of CA$6,463 per year for an undergraduate degree, and CA$7,056 per year for a graduate degree.\r\n\r\nUndergraduate tuition fees in Canada\r\n\r\nAccording to Statistics Canada, the average tuition fees for undergraduate international students in 2019/20 are CA$29714 (~US$22,500) per year. humanities courses tend to be cheaper(averaging $5,542), while subjects such as engineering and medicine are among the more expensive (an average of CA$21,717 (~US$16,446) for dentistry and $14,162 (~US$10,724) for Medicine . Fees for business and management courses are lower than the national average, at CA$6,827 (~US$5,170) per year.\r\n\r\nPostgraduate tuition fees in Canada\r\n\r\nIf you want to study at postgraduate level, the tuition fees are generally lower, and again vary depending on your program. Statistics Canada puts the average postgraduate tuition fee for international students at CA$17,744 in 2019/20, which is approximately US$13,437; a four percent increase from the previous year.\r\n\r\nAs is the case worldwide, executive MBA programs are generally the most expensive, averaging around CA$56,328 (~US$42,657), while regular MBAs cost CA$27,397 (~US$20,747) on average. (You can read more about studying an MBA in Canada here).\r\n\r\nTo find out more, get your free online copy of the\u0026nbsp;QS Top Grad School Guide, including a dedicated section about postgraduate study in Canada.\r\n\r\nCost of living in Canada\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nAlthough Canadian student visa requirements say you must have at least CA$10,000 (~US$7,570) (or CA$11,000/~US$8,300 if studying in Quebec) on top of your tuition fees, you’ll likely need to budget much more than this for your living expenses. Your living costs will vary considerably depending on your location and spending habits, with large cities generally more expensive to live in. According to the 2019 Mercer Cost of Living Survey, \u0026nbsp;Toronto was the most expensive Canadian city to live in, closely followed by Vancouver, with rent particularly high in both cities.\r\n\r\nThe three main types of student accommodation (homestay, university accommodation and private accommodation) vary considerably in costs, with students paying around CA$3,000-7,500 (~US$2,271 – 5,680) for on-campus accommodation each year. Private shared accommodation can cost around CA$8,400 (~US$6,361) per year plus bills. University accommodation is often cheaper, with some universities offering meal plans to allow you to purchase food from the university’s food outlets.\r\n\r\nHere are some examples of average living costs in Canada, taken from Numbeo in October 2019:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tEating out at a restaurant: CA$16 per person (~US$12)\r\n\tOne-way ticket on local public transport: CA$3 (~US$2.27)\r\n\tLoaf of bread: CA$2.86 (~US$2.17)\r\n\tCinema ticket: CA$13.50 (~US$10.22)\r\n\tMonthly gym fee: CA$48.25 (~US$36.54)\r\n\r\n\r\nYou will need to purchase compulsory health insurance while studying in Canada. This will cost approximately CA$600-800 (~US$455-607) per year. You should also budget for extra costs, such as warm winter clothing if you don’t already have any.\r\n\r\nStudent visa and application fees\r\n\r\nTo study in Canada, you will need to obtain a Canadian study permit, which serves as a student visa for the duration of your stay. You do not need a Canadian study permit if your course or program lasts six months or less. Applying for a study permit costs CA$150 (~US$114). Click\u0026nbsp;here\u0026nbsp;to read more about how to get a Canadian student visa.\r\n\r\nFees to apply to universities in Canada will vary depending on the university and your country of origin. For example, the\u0026nbsp;University of British Columbia\u0026nbsp;charges undergraduate Canadian students CA$70.50 (~US$53.40) and international students CA$118.50 (~US$89.70). You may be able to get this fee waived if you are an international student from a developing country.\r\n\r\nFinancial aid to study in Canada\r\n\r\nScholarships, grants and bursaries are available for international students wishing to study in Canada, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include specific scholarships for sporting and academic achievement, and subject-specific scholarships.\r\n\r\nMany universities in Canada offer their own scholarships, so you might also be able to apply for a scholarship offered exclusively by the university at which you plan to study. In all cases, it’s important to apply as early as possible as scholarship funding is limited and highly competitive. International applicants are also advised to research study abroad scholarship opportunities offered by organizations in their home country.\r\n\r\nOne notable source of scholarships to study in Canada is the\u0026nbsp;Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to students of other Commonwealth countries. You might also find the financial assistance information on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials\u0026nbsp;website\u0026nbsp;useful. More scholarships to study in Canada can be found here.\r\n\r\nStudent jobs in Canada\u0026nbsp;\r\n\r\nIf you’d like to get a\u0026nbsp;part-time job\u0026nbsp;to help support yourself while studying in Canada, you can work on or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit.\r\n\r\nTo qualify, you must:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tHave a valid study permit\r\n\tBe a full-time student\r\n\tBe enrolled at a\u0026nbsp;designated learning institution\u0026nbsp;at post-secondary level\r\n\tBe studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate that is at least six months in duration\r\n\r\n\r\nYou will also need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada to work in Canada or to receive benefits and services from government programs. You can find out more about how to work during or after studying in Canada\u0026nbsp;here.\r\n\r\nWant more content like this?\u0026nbsp;Register for free site membership\u0026nbsp;to get regular updates and your own personal content feed.