Canada is one of the most popular destinations for students seeking to earn a bachelors or master’s degree abroad. Canadian universities are equally prestigious as those in the US and fees-expenses are significantly lower than those in most USA universities. Moreover, Canada is much more welcoming to internationals than the States and is one of the safest countries in the world while it offers top quality of life. These schools offer some of the best curriculums in the world and are home to some of the world’s leading research facilities and academic institutions. We at CLC believe that Canadian Universities should always be in a student’s list.
The best universities in Canada are McGill University in Montreal, University of Toronto, Waterloo University in Ontario, Concordia University in Montreal, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The fees in universities depend on the major with engineering and medicine degrees being the most expensive, but the average tuition per year is 30,000-35,000 CAD$. The cost of living and the rest of expenses (accommodation, health insurance, books, food, miscellaneous expenses) all add up to an average of 14,000 CAD$ per year.
However, unlike USA, where international students cannot easily work because of their study visa and the full-time dedication to their course load, in Canada students can work the moment they enrol at the University. In fact, students can work on or off-campus for up to 20 hours during university semesters and full-time during breaks such as the winter or summer holidays, without the need for a work permit. Students only need to have a valid study permit and be a full-time student.
Universities in Canada fall short in nothing when compared with their USA rivals. They have beautiful campuses, top-notch professors, co-op programs with the best companies in any field, excellent research departments, and countless clubs, activities, potential for internships, and tutoring-career advice centers. The Hellenic community is also very active in major cities, and always very helpful to new incomers.
What a student only needs is to like cold weather or be courageous enough to brave it and enjoy the countless advantages of living and studying in one of the most beautiful countries.
|University||Average Annual Tuition Canadian Dollars|
(depend on major)
|Number of Students||Location|
|McGill||$19,505 – $55,621||39,664||Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city|
|University of Toronto||$ 21,560 to $64,810.||93,081||Toronto, Canada’s largest city|
|Waterloo||$40,900- $61,300||47,900||Waterloo, Ontario|