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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 2017-2018 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.


Single student

Average tuition 2017-2018
Varies by program. See tuition and fees for details.

$18,061 to $28,396

Compulsory ancillary fees
Includes University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) for the student. Students wishing to contribute to UHIP for dependents will see an added cost per person.




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

$7,680 to $15,000





Approximate total

$35,924 to $53,579

The above expenses are estimates in Canadian dollars and are applicable for the 2017-2018 academic year, unless otherwise noted.

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