The Cost of Studying in Canada: A Comparison of Tuition Fees

In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, the cost of studying in Canada is significantly more affordable. However, tuition fees in Canada are still some of the highest in the world.

The costs may vary depending on the post-secondary institution, type of program and city of study. For reference, tuition fees include the cost of the courses and credits, course materials, library fees, administration fees and registration fees.

How much does it cost to study in Canada in comparison to other countries?

Country Average annual tuition fees for undergraduate degrees for international students in CAD
England From $18,214 up to $69,230
United States From $38,600 to $58,000
Japan From $7,864 to $10,550
Australia From $33,720 to $40,463
Canada From $20,000 to $33,623
Italy From $1,200 to $26,840
Spain From $1,000 to $3,355
France From $3,717 to $5,059
Germany The study is for free at public universities, but there are administrative fees of up to $400
South Korea From $2,062 to $13,921

In Canada, tuition for international students varies, especially when it comes to public and private post-secondary institutions. The numbers shown above are approximate to the average annual tuition fees of those countries, however, they may change depending on the program of studies and institution (public or private).

Acsenda School of Management, which would be considered a private institution, has a much more affordable tuition that many of its private and public competitors.

How much does it cost to study in Vancouver compare to other cities in Canada?

These are some most popular major cities in Canada for international students, including approximate tuition costs. Tuition in these cities are typically more expensive than smaller ones. Annual tuition costs per city in Canada for international students:

City Average annual tuition fees for international students in CAD
Quebec From $17,000 to $26,500
Montreal From $12,000 to $50,000
Vancouver From $17,400 to $50,000
Toronto From $10,700 to $60,440
Ottawa From $11,000 to $46,000

Values shown above are an estimate and may vary depending on the program of studies and the type of program and institution. Other fees might be included aside from tuition costs; if you are interested in enrolling in a post-secondary institution in Canada, check the costs that they have for tuition and the additional fees.

How much does it cost to study in Canada with Acsenda?

Every post-secondary institution in Canada has tuition fees and other expenses that students will have to pay throughout their program of studies. Some institutions may cost more, while others may provide more support options to help international students.

According to Statistics Canada, the average undergraduate tuition fee for domestic students in 2021/22 in Canada was $6,683. The average undergraduate tuition fee for international students in 2021/22 in Canada was $33,623.

This is why Acsenda provides financial aid initiatives to help international students access scholarships, bursaries, loans, and payment plans.

Acsenda’s Tuition Per course Per term (3 courses) Anually
International students $1,740 $5,220 $20,880
Domestic students $765 $2,295 $9,180

Table 1. Acsenda’s undergraduate tuition fees average 2022/2023

Values shown in Table 1 are an estimate of tuition fees depending on the number of courses you take and are in Canadian dollars. There are still fees that the tuition includes such as the registration fee ($51.00), library fee ($52.00), and copy/materials fee per course ($33.00).

If you want to find out more information about other Acsenda fees, please go to the Tuition and Fees section on the Acsenda website.