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Cost of Study Visa in Canada for Indian Students 2023!

by Nationwide Visas Canada Immigration Services
Canada study visa popularity has been increasing for the past decade. A huge number of Indian students dream to attain an education from a reputed Canadian college or university. Their aspiration is the result of living standards, study quality, and post-study benefits. Even, more impressive part of the inclination of international students towards Canada is the affordability that they get nowhere else. Undoubtedly, the Canadian government is doing a significant investment in the education sector to attract more students from different parts of the world. If you are aspiring to study in Canada and seeking a reliable study abroad consultant in Delhi or anywhere else in India, then firstly you should understand the cost aspect of this visa. So, shall we get started?

The estimated cost of a Canada study visa as an Indian student

  • First things first, the process of a Canada study visa commences with the language proficiency test preparation and results. IELTS is the popular type of English proficiency test demanded by Canadian educational institutions for admission. The preparation cost may vary as per the city or the institution you choose to prepare for the exam. However, CAD$ 250 is the fee for the IELTS exam. There is also an option to go for TOEFL which costs around CAD$ 216 and PTE which has a fee of CAD$ 213. Going for other English language proficiency tests for a Canada study visa must be done after checking the official website of the university you are planning to apply.

  • Once you achieve the required score on the English language proficiency test, the next step is to apply to the university with the documents. Here, you will have to pay an application fee that is around CAD$ 100 and is non-refundable. Upon fulfilling the eligibility criteria of the college or university, you will get the offer letter. This letter will be accepted by the educational institution and the process for a Canada study visa will officially begin after that. Your study abroad consultant based in Delhi or anywhere must have a tie-up with your choicest university to facilitate you getting the offer letter from there. So, do not forget to discuss these things beforehand.

  • Then, you must pay the tuition fee for your selected course. The fee structure for an undergraduate course is between CAD$ 12k and CAD$ 30k. The fees may increase depending on the type of course and specialization. For instance - Nursing is one of the costlier study programs whereas law is not so expensive. There are options like diplomas, advanced diplomas, and degrees to choose from, and opt for the best possible program relevant to your previous academic qualification.

  • There are miscellaneous costs of medical around CAD$ 100, a Police Clearance Certificate (cost varies), and others. Also, crucial costs like visa and application costs will include CAD$ 85 for biometrics and CAD$ 150 for the service charges.

Cost of living in Canada as an international student

Once you successfully attain a Canada study visa, the next step is to understand your daily expenditure in Canada. There will be next year’s tuition fee as you will be paying a year’s fee from India and most of the courses are of two years or more. Universities and colleges charge student fees of around CAD$ 400- CAD$ 450 which are paid on an annual basis in most cases. Textbooks cost around CAD$ 600 annually, depending upon the course requirement. Health insurance is mandatory and the annual cost is around CAD$ 840. Further, there is rent, mobile phone bill, public transit pass, car fuel, grocery, food, clothes, and other costs. You should expect to spend around CAD$ 35k- CAD$ 40k annually as an international student in Canada. Also, do not forget you will be earning on a part-time basis, and it would not be so difficult to manage these expenses. Some of the feasible part-time job options in Canada are - Adult caretaker, personal tutor, cashier, babysitter, freelancer, waiter, etc. 


To get a better idea, contact the best study abroad consultant in Delhi right away or visit them soon.

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