Tuition and Other Costs
Average cost of living for an
international student in BC
Average tuition fees* (academic year)
|Private K-122||Boarding school3||College||Undergraduate4||Graduate|
|12,000||6,000 to 27,000||36,000 to 51,000||11,000||11,000 to 22,000||5,000|
One-bedroom apartment5/residence6 (monthly)
Other expenses (academic year)1
|Books & supplies||Food||Transportation||Healthcare||Personal expenses7|
* Be aware that tuition fees for the same program can change drastically from institution to institution. Therefore, since estimates presented in this chart reflect only an average, we highly recommend directly contacting your institution to find out current fees.
1 The academic year comprises an 8-month period starting September 1 and ending April 30.
2 Tuition fees do not include room and board.
3 Tuition fees include room and board, lab fees and most textbooks.
4 Average tuition fees for a Bachelor of Arts. (Fees for other programs such as engineering, business, sciences, etc; are higher and may require additional expenses such as lab fees, etc. Please contact your institution to find out current fees).
5 Utilities & services (heating, hydro, electricity, phone, Internet, etc.) are not included.
6 Most utilities are usually included. (Depending on the residence, services such as phone and internet may be included as well.)
7 This includes clothing, entertainment and other personal expenses.