Living expenses for Canadian International students

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    Nov 05, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    Hey everyone

    So I would like to study in canada, seems like a beautiful country

    So I was just wondering...

    1)how much is tuition fees for a year?
    2)student accommodation prices?
    3) estimate of the overall possible living expenses?


    Thanks

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    Nov 05, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    EchelonHaze saidHey everyone

    So I would like to study in canada, seems like a beautiful country

    So I was just wondering...

    1)how much is tuition fees for a year?
    2)student accommodation prices?
    3) estimate of the overall possible living expenses?


    Thanks


    Assuming you are attending a university in Australia, many of them have exchange programs set up with other countries. As a Canadian who wanted to do a year abroad in Australia, I know it's very possible for it to work the other way around!

    The beautiful thing about doing an exchange program is that you pay local tuition fees to your home university despite the fact that you are studying abroad. It's the best way to avoid steep international tuition fees, which at my university, the University of British Columbia, is over $23000 CAD per year (a little over $22000 USD). This of course varies by university, but UBC is one of the top 3 schools in the country, only surpassed in reputation and ranking by the University of Toronto and McGill University (in Montreal), so tuition is expected to be higher.

    As for student accommodation and overall possible living expenses, that is highly variant depending on which part of the country you live in. As a joke Canadians sometimes refer to BC as "Bring Cash", a reference to the higher cost of living. While there is beauty to be found throughout Canada, BC consistently sits at the top of the opinion polls in Canada as the most scenic province, so a lot of people want to live here and accordingly cost of living is higher in order to control the population living here. UBC has a cost calculator here: http://you.ubc.ca/tuition-scholarships/cost/cost-calculator. They emphasize that it's only an estimate, but you can plug in variables quite easily to give yourself a rough idea as to what cost might look like. I'm not sure if other Canadian universities have tools like this (they probably do, but I don't know for sure), but this will get you started. Keep in mind that this cost calculator would be assuming that you are an international student, NOT an exchange student. Your costs will be different if you are an exchange student because you will not be paying $23000+ CAD for a year of studies in that case.
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    Nov 06, 2013 7:43 AM GMT
    Thanks I will check it out icon_smile.gif