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Cost of living

The following is an estimation of the cost of living for a single international graduate student while attending the university for a 12-month period during the 2018-2019 academic year. Individual spending and lifestyle will vary depending on your personal needs.

Students with families may want to increase the amounts for groceries, meals, miscellaneous and housing expenses for their personal estimation purposes.

Expenses

Single student

Average tuition 2018-2019
Varies by program. See tuition and fees for details.

$8,421 to $21,709

Compulsory ancillary fees
See international ancillary fees for details.

$1,286

U-Pass

$405

Health and Dental Insurance

$213

UHIP
Students wishing to contribute to UHIP for dependents will see an added cost per person.

$648

Personal/textbooks/supplies

$1,800

Residence/housing costs
Varies depending on location and on- or off-campus housing.

$7,680 to $15,000

Clothing/miscellaneous

$2,400

Groceries/meals

$3,600

Approximate total

$26,453 to $47,061

The above expenses are estimates in Canadian dollars and are applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year, unless otherwise noted.

For additional information on the cost of living in Canada, visit the Study in Canada website.