Study in Canada


Ranked amongst the top 10 countries since 2004 in the Quality of Life Index by the United Nations, Canada is known for its excellent education institutions, multiplicity of top quality education programs in various streams and an innovative economy that welcomes international students with open arms. It has also been ranked #1 by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for its achievements in higher education.

Canada is an enclave of diverse people, lifestyles and majestic landscapes, and is one of the safest destinations for pursuing education. A multicultural country with easy access to education and  affordable living, thousands of international students flock to Canada each year to study in Canada.


Canada makes a large investment in its education system. In fact, Canada is one of the world's top education performers and among the top three countries in spending per capita on public post-secondary education, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Canada is home to some of the most sought-after institutions in the world. With well-prepared and well-educated teachers in different institutions and institutions, studying abroad in Canada is a dream of several students. Schools in Canada falls under four brief categories namely; schools fall into one of four categories:

  • Institution/College

  • Trade/Vocational

  • Language Schools

  • Primary/Secondary

The education system in Canada is divided into:

  • Certificate level, generally for a year

  • Diploma level, for one or two years

  • Advanced Diploma, generally two or three-year programs

  • Bachelor degrees, awarded after four years of full-time study

  • Post-graduate Diplomas/Certificates, for one or two years of study

  • Master’s degrees, available after a bachelor degree to excel in a certain subject, for one to two years

  • Doctorate or PhD, generally four to seven years

With a host of programmes including certificates, diplomas, associate degrees, degrees, masters, doctorate, and so on, Canadian colleges give students every chance to broaden their educational and cultural horizons. Degrees obtained from Canadian institutions are recognized worldwide and considered equivalent to those obtained from the U.S. or Commonwealth countries. This is one of the crucial reasons for international educators considering Canada for research and collaboration partnerships.


Canadian institutions offer lower tuition rates than many other countries, which means international students can save considerably by studying in Canada. All Canadian institutions receive public funding through their provincial governments, which allows for lower tuition fees and ensures all institutions adhere to a code of academic standards.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Canadian institutions vary from course to course and institution to institution. On an average, a student needs to pay a minimum of C$12,000 (approx) to as high as C$40,000 (~US$34,000) per year.

Other than tuition fees, an international student would need to pay institution administration fees of around C$100, international student application fees from around C$250, compulsory fees for student services of C$500-1,000 and processing fees for a study permit (currently C$150 with a biometric processing fee of C$85).


Rent costs will vary greatly depending on where you study, and if you live on or off campus.
If you choose to live off campus you will likely pay around $600 a month to rent a room and at least $1,800 a month to rent an apartment.