Cost of studies, scholarships, jobs… what budget for Canada?

Do you have to pay extra tuition fees? Are you eligible for a scholarship? Can you work on location? The point about the budget to plan to study in Canada.

In Anglo-Saxon countries, university enrollment, increased for foreign students, is the first item of expenditure† There is only one solution to be exempted from this: to acquire a place in a partner university of your branch in France. However, keep in mind that this is not always possible as exchange agreements with Canada are limited. Only the BCI (Interuniversity Cooperation Office) and the MICEFA (Interuniversity Mission for the Coordination of Franco-American Exchanges) allow it, but the places are expensive

Variable Registration Fee

Without partnership, you must apply directly to a Canadian university. Tuition varies from province to province, institution to institution† On average they amount to 23,000 Canadian dollars in Bachelor (17,000 €) and 15,000 Canadian dollars in Masters and PhD (10,800 €), according to Canadian government statistics. It is less expensive than in the United States, where registration easily reaches $50,000 (€47,000). The list of tuition fees per institution can be found on the Universities Canada website.

Also read: Studying in Canada: how to choose your university

A (slightly) cheaper in Quebec

Until 2015, French students who went to Belle province alone paid the same tuition as Quebecers, without the raise usually reserved for foreigners. From now, tuition is approximately 7,000 Canadian dollars (€5,000), which is the rate charged for students from the rest of Canada† This is still lower than other international students (from 14,000 Canadian dollars, or €10,000).

Some earn scholarships

On the stock market side, rare are the universities that offer help to foreign students† When this is the case, they are reserved for master’s or doctoral students with a solid academic background. The amount varies per institution.

NoticeOntario awards 75 annually Trillium Scholarships, worth 40,000 Canadian dollars (about €27,000). The province’s universities select their candidates themselves based on merit and program criteria.

At the doctoral level, it is also possible to receive financial support from the Canadian government. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are available to doctoral students who are coming to continue their studies at a Canadian partner university.

A list of scholarships available to international students is available on the EduCanada website.

Also read: Cost of Living, Housing… Student Life in Canada

A job on campus

If a college job isn’t nearly enough to fund studies in Canada, you can get by with this. Think about it when you go away for a whole year! The study permit, compulsory for any stay longer than six monthsgives you the right to work on the campus of the branch where you are located until 8 p.m or, in some cases, outside.

The opportunity to immerse yourself in Canadian life while adding a line to your resume. However, if you leave for less than six months, you may not be employed.

Studying in Canada: Follow the Guide!

You have made up your mind: you are going to study in Canada. But how do you choose university? How much will the registration cost you? Where to stay? We inventory the steps to be taken.

• Studying in Canada: how do you choose your university?
• Visa, insurance, language test… what formalities to study in Canada?
• Housing, transportation, budget… student life in Canada
• Test: Are you ready to study in Canada?

to know more : Discover “Leaving to study in Canada”, the new work of the Student Editions for a successful expat!

Leave a Comment