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Cost Of Studying In Canada For International Students In 2022

April 2022

Canada has progressively emerged as a recognized international learning hub attracting cosmopolitan students, peculiarly in the last few years. Being the land of distinguished universities, and flamboyant student cities with a systematized way of living, Canada has transformed into a country with high demands and a commendable reputation.

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Canada is a fairly economical choice for students looking to pursue their higher education abroad. The cost of studying in Canada is manageable in view of the fact that the country offers prolific schemes to fund one's studies. The tuition fees contribute the lion's share of the total cost incurred to study in Canada. However, it is an undeniable fact that the tuition fees in Canada is not as exorbitant as that of destinations like UK, USA, Australia.

This blog gives you a bird's eye view of the cost of studying in Canada and the pre-arrival cost of studying in Canada.


 No.  Expense Type  Cost (INR)
 1.  IELTS/ TOEFL (One time)  14,700
 2.  Purchase of GIC (One time)  5,59,103
 3.  Tuition fees (Total fees)  10,00,000 - 35,00,000
 4.  Application Fee (One time)  11,000
 5.  Application for Study Permit (One time)  8,000
 6.  Visa Procedure (One time)  4,500
 7.  Flight Tickets (One way)  1,00,000
 8.  Living expenses (yearly)  5,00,000
 9.  Health insurance (yearly)  50,000


1. Appearing for English Language Proficiency and Other Subject-Specific Tests

 No.  Test  Registration Fees  No. of free scorecards  Cost per additional scorecard (INR)
 1.  IELTS  14,700  5  1500
 2.  TOEFL  14,000  4  1500
 3.  GMAT  18,800  5  800
 4.  GRE (General/ Subject)  16,600/ 12,500  4  2000
 5.  CAEL  11,000  5  1100

2. Arrange for Proofs for the Cost of Studying and Living in Canada

  1. Tuition fees for the first year of the course: On receipt of a Letter of Acceptance from a credible learning institute in Canada, the candidate may be asked to submit the tuition fees for the first year of the course of application. This course fee for international students in Canada is varies conditional to factors like the university or college of application, the duration of the course, the field of study, and whether it is an undergraduate or postgraduate course.
  2. Other fees: In addition to the university fees for international students in Canada, one needs to display proof of enough funds to support his/ her education abroad. The minimum amount of funds you should have to support yourself as a student is a part of obtaining your study permit and procuring a Canadian student visa.
  3. These funds can be arranged by procuring a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC), taking an education loan, or having a sponsor to support finances.
  4. Purchase of Guaranteed Investment Certificate(GIC): GIC is a part of the documents essential to obtain a student permit as a part of the financial proof. Every candidate has to buy a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate from any of the participating banks like Nova Scotia Bank, ICICI Bank, SBI Canada Bank, and CIBC Bank for an amount of CAD 10,200 (INR 5,50,000/-) to adjust the living expenses of the first year. Approximately CAD 200 (INR10,800/-) is deducted as the bank administrative charges which may vary from bank to bank.
  5. Upon arrival in Canada, the candidate receives CAD 2000 (INR 108000) promptly. Further, CAD 8000 (INR 440000) is paid to the students in 12 equal installments as each month’s living expenses.

3. Application Process

An application fee is charged by each institution depending on the program of application. Discrete for Canadian natives and international students, application fees may range from CAD 45 to CAD 200 (INR 2400 to 11000/-).

4. Apply for a Study Permit

To apply for a study permit in Canada, a fee of CAD 150 (INR 8000/-) has to be paid and for the biometrics, a fee of CAD 85 (INR 4500/-) is charged.

5. Apply for a Medical test

A candidate should pay the entire fees related to the medical examination when in India. Also, it should be noted that you cannot get yourself tested by any doctor of your choice but have to choose one as per a panel suggested by the Canadian government.

6. Booking the Flight Tickets

For travelling to Canada, you can opt to fly in a direct flight from India to Canada or with stop-overs. The cost of tickets varies accordingly and may range from INR 90,000 to 2 lacs.

For further assistance or queries students can contact us, Edwise International, and avail themselves of our wide range of services for students in destinations like Universities in Canada, study in Canada, study in UK, study in USA, Study in Ireland, study in Australia, study in New-Zealand, study in Singapore and many other countries.

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