Low Tuition Universities in Canada For International Students – $6000 to $15000 Per Year

If you have been searching for low tuition or affordable tuition universities in Canada and have not found one, never worry, your search has come to an end. Many people think that tuition fees in Canadian universities are very high, but the truth is that Canada has a lot of low tuition universities for international students where tuition range from $6000 to $15000 per year. These tuition fees can be found in Universities as well as colleges in Canada.

We will be looking at these low tuition universities in Canada in this article. But before I do that, I will like to brief you on the cost of living in Canada as I know a lot of people will be searching for that.

Cost of living in Canada

Cost of living in Canada may not be as expensive as you think. I  always tell people that cost of living depends on a lot of factors like the spending habit of student, the city where the student is living etc. In Canada, a student can live on average of $600 to $800 per month. This will take care of expenses like feeding, accommodation, books, transportation, recreation etc.  Let’s look at the breakdown:

Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district C$18
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) C$10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast C$7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk C$2.43
12 eggs, large C$4.04
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes C$4.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese C$11
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples C$3.66
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes C$2.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket C$3.34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality C$18
2 liters of Coca-Cola C$2.36
Bread for 2 people for 1 day C$2.35
Housing
Monthly rent C$400 to C$500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in 85m2 flat C$166
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio C$106
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) C$53
40” flat screen TV C$488
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) C$156
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) C$12
Hourly rate for cleaning help C$23
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) C$69
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) C$57
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) C$115
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes C$137
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new C$22,539
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas C$1.20
Monthly ticket public transport C$112
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) C$10
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) C$22
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) C$88
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) C$8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) C$4.97
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) C$5.59
4 rolls of toilet paper C$2.98
Tube of toothpaste C$2.83
Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the city C$25
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub C$54
2 tickets to the movies C$28
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) C$158
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert C$95
1 cocktail drink in downtown club C$12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city C$4.73
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) C$7
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB C$587
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) C$0.43
1 month of gym membership in business district C$60
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes C$14

Can students work and study in Canada?

You may work without a work permit on your school campus where you are studying if you:

  • are a full-time post-secondary student at:
    • a public post-secondary school, such as a college or university, or CEGEP in Quebec
    • a private college-level school in Quebec that operates under the same rules as public schools, and is at least 50% funded by government grants, or
    • a Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law
  • have a valid study permit and
  • have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

You must stop working on campus on the day you are no longer studying full time or when your study permit expires.

“On-campus” means all the buildings on your school campus. If your school has more than one campus, in most cases, you may work only at locations in the city where you are studying.

There is an exception if you are working as a teaching or research assistant and your work is strictly related to a research grant. In this case, you may work at a library, hospital or research facility associated with your school, even if they are outside the campus.

Now that we have seen the cost of living in Canada as an international student, we want to look at the comprehensive list of low tuition universities in Canada for international students.

List of low tuition universities in Canada

Brandon University…………………………………..$6000 to $7000 per year

Dominican University College………………….$5000

Memorial University of Newfoundland………….$8000

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology………..$5000 to $7000

The Kings University College……………………………..$10,000

Saint Paul University…………………………………………………$9,836

Mount Royal University…………………………………………$11,000

University of Winnipeg……………………………………………$12,200

Concordia University of Edmonton……………………….$11,680

University of Saskatchewan……………………….$5000 to $11,000

University of Manitoba…………………………………$8000 to $14000

Cape Breton University………………………………..$12,500