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Estimated Study Cost in Canada for Pakistani Students

The cost of studying in Canada can vary depending on a number of factors such as the program, institution, location, and the level of study. Here's a breakdown of some of the costs you can expect to incur:

Study Cost In Canada For Pakistani Students

Students can use university/ colleges search tool to find the cost of study for certain degree and course program in Canadian university. Different institutes charge different tuition fee for specific degree program. The cost of study depends upon several factors which include:

  • Mode of study

  • Type of study (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD)

  • Field of study (MBBS, IT, Commerce, Arts, etc.)

  • Institute

  • Residing city

Here you can get an estimate range for popular higher education institutes 

Institute Type 

Annual Tuition Fee

Language Schools 

10,000 – 15,000 CAD 

College and Vocational Institutes 

7000 – 22,000 CAD 


  • 60,000 – 64,000 CAD for undergraduate programs

  • 30,000 – 43,000 CAD for graduate studies

* It should be noted that the tuition fee mentioned above are an average and are subject to change.

cost of accommodation in canada for Pakistani students

Living Cost In Canada For Pakistani Students

Canada is an affordable country to live and study for international students compare to USA, Australia and UK. Students have to plan and know all the expenses associated with living like 

  • Housing and accommodation cost
  • Food and groceries
  • Health insurance
  • Entertainment
  • Clothing
  • Transportation

Housing and accommodation cost

As there are mainly two types of accommodation in Canada for international students, so there is also a cost difference for both the types. Keep reading to know the monthly accommodation/ housing rent in Canada.

Cost of On-Campus Accommodation in Canada

The cost of on-campus accommodation for international students in Canada can vary depending on various factors like university and its location, accommodation option, live-in facilities and meal plans etc. A room in university dormitories will be fully furnished with a bed, shelves and a desk and will cost you accordingly. If you choose a room in residence, it may be single or shared. A shared room costs less than a single room. Some universities offer separate bathrooms and meal plans and some offer shared kitchens and bathrooms at less cost. You can choose your accommodation plan according to your needs and budget. On-campus accommodation in Canada can cost you anywhere between CAD 500 to CAD 1800 per month.


Types Of Accommodation In Canada For International Students


Cost of Off-Campus Accommodation in Canada

The cost of off-campus accommodation in Canada can also vary depending on a number of factors, including the location, type of accommodation, and local demand. Price and quality can vary drastically in major cities of Canada such as Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal. In general:

  • Renting a private room in a house typically costs between CAD 400 and CAD 800 per month.

  • Depending on the city or town, a high-rise apartment may cost between CAD 900 and CAD 2,000 per month. Remember that you can reduce the rent by sharing the apartment with other students.

  • In major cities like Toronto and Vancouver, apartment renting is really popular. Renting an apartment in these cities can cost CAD 900 to CAD 3,000 per month depending upon how many bedrooms it has, is it furnished or not, how’s the neighborhood and what other facilities are being provided.

Food And Grocery Cost In Canada

The average monthly cost for meals and other expenses for students in Canada may range from 200 to 600 CAD. For example, breakfast, lunch, and dinner at restaurants cost between CAD 10 and CAD 15 per person in Canada. Cooking at home and avoiding eating out frequently can save monthly food expenses in Canada. Cost for three meals in Canada can range from 60- 780 CAD depending on the area of living.

Transportation cost in Canada

For budget friendly transportation, Pakistani students mostly choose public transport to travel within Canada. An estimated monthly transportation cost in public transportation could be 70- 100 CAD.

Clothing cost in Canada

Depending on their tastes, international students who utilize money for new garments may spend more or less than the $161 each month in Canada.

Entertainment Cost in Canada

As a student, you will have access to everything from dance clubs to cinemas. In Canada, the average student entertainment budget is about $80.00 for a month. But it depends on the location and type of fun you want to avail.

Health insurance cost in Canada

There are certain hospitals in Canada that offer coverage for students under provincial health insurance plans, but the majority of them demand to register for private health insurance plans. The average annual premium for health insurance in Canada is between 600 and 900 CAD.


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