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Affordable schools in Canada may seem hard to come by, but they really do exist. International students looking to apply to schools with affordable tuition fees in Canada should read this! This piece brings together some of Canada’s top schools with affordable tuition fees. Keep reading to see all schools listed in this post.

Schools in Canada

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

BCIT has a 98% graduate employment rate. Cohort-style teaching model with small class sizes and close-knit collaboration throughout the program. Best training facilities include a 300,000-square foot state-of-the-art Aerospace Technology Campus, a broadcast & media studio, an innovative IT learning space, and a forensics lab.

Tuition

$16,452 – $18,969 CAD per year

Cost of Living

$12,000 CAD per Year

Language Requirements

Undergraduate IELTS: 6.0 Overall (no individual band less than 5.5)

Postgraduate: IELTS: 6.5 Overall (no individual band less than 6.0)

Top Programs Offered

  • 1-Year Certificate and 2/ 3- Year Diploma (Undergraduate)

3D Modeling, Art, and Animation, Accounting, Architectural, Artificial Intelligence Mang, Biomedical Engineering, Broadcast and Online Journalism, Business Management, Chemical and Environmental, Entrepreneurship, Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation, Food Technology, Geomatics Engineering, Financial Planning, Full-Stack Web Development, General Insurance and Risk, Graphic Design, Mechatronics and Robotics, Network Administration, Occupational Health and Safety, Software Systems Developer, Supply Chain, Tourism.

  • 4-Year Undergraduate Degree

Accounting, Architectural Science, Civil Engineering, Ecological Restoration, Forensics and Cybersecurity, Interior Design, Public Health Inspection.

  • Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas

Applied Science, Business Administration, Engineering.

What the British Columbia Institute of Technology Has to Offer

  • Post-Study Work Visa (Eligible Programs)
  • Work While Studying
  • Co-op or Internship
  • Accommodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter

International students

Cambrian College 

Ranked #1 by employers for highly-skilled, job-ready graduates. Largest public college of applied arts and technology in Northern Ontario. Cambrian college is located in Canada’s happiest city, beautiful Greater Sudbury, Ontario, which combines small-town friendliness with big city appeal. The vision of Cambrian College is to imagine the impossible, to inspire one another, and to innovate in ways that have yet to be fully explored.

Average Tuition

$14,060 CAD per year

Average Cost of Living

$11,000 CAD per year

Language Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma: IELTS 6.0 (no individual band below 5.5)

Postgraduate Certificate: IELTS 6.5 (no individual band lower than 6.0)

Top Programs Offered

  • 1-Year Certificate and 2/ 3- Year Diploma (Undergraduate)

Business Fundamentals, Carpentry and Renovation, Corporate Safety and Security, Dental Assisting, General Arts and Science, Personal Support Worker.

  • 2- and 3-Year Undergraduate Diplomas

Business Administration, Child and Youth Care (CYCP), Computer Systems Technology, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technician, Graphic Design.

  • Postgraduate Certificates

Crime Analytics, Health Analytics, International Business, Mobile App. Development, Project Management, Supply Chain Management. 

International Student Scholarships 

Coventry University offers several scholarships and bursaries to international Students. Here are some scholarships including:

  • Postgraduate Territory Award valued at £1,500
  • International Academic Excellence Award valued at £2,000
  • Data Science Scholarship valued at £10,000

What the Coventry University Has to Offer

  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (Eligible Programs)
  • Co-op or Internship
  • Work while Studying
  • Accommodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter

Students

Canada College

Canada college is one of the most affordable schools in Canada. The school offers free French language lessons to students. Offers Attestation of College (AEC) studies including an 8 week internship. Also, accredited by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (permit # 693,550). Home to students from 160 different countries. Canada college remains a popular choice for international students from around the world. 

Average Tuition

$9,831 CAD per year

Average Cost Of Living

$14,700 CAD per year

Language Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent. GPA: 50% minimum

IELTS: 6.0 overall 

Top Programs Offered

  • 2-Year Undergraduate Diploma (Available in French and English)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Database Administration
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Digital Marketing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Administration and Commerce

What the Cranfield University Has to Offer

  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (Eligible Programs)
  • Co-op or Internship
  • Work While Studying
  • Accommodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter

Schools

Canadore College

Canadore College has one of the highest graduation rates in Ontario, as well as a 95% employer satisfaction rate. Also one of the affordable schools in Canada offering admission to international students. Shares a campus with Nippising University,-. Canadore college is one of the only colleges in Ontario to share a campus with a university. It has a 45,000+ global alumni network. Canadore is the college of choice for connecting people, education, and employment through leadership and innovation. The learning environment at Canadore focuses on student success and is supportive of diversity.

Average Tuition

$12,660 to $14,530 CAD per year

Average Cost of Living

$10,000 to $12,000 CAD per year

Language Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0)

Aviation Programs, Postgraduate Certificates: IELTS 6.0 (no individual band lower than 5.5)

High-Demand Healthcare Programs: IELTS 6.5 (no individual band lower than 6.0)

Top Programs Offered

  • 1-Year Certificate Year Diploma (Undergraduate)

Aircraft Structural Repair, Business Fundamentals, Culinary Skills- Chef Training, Personal Support Worker, Mechanical Techniques, Motive Power Fundamentals.

  • 2- and 3-Year Undergraduate Diplomas

Aviation Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Digital Cinematography, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technician, Practical Nursing.

  • Postgraduate Certificates

Business Management, Construction Management, Environment Management, Healthcare Administration, Project Management, Supply Chain Management.

All registered full-time students who pay the extended health plan fee are automatically enrolled in the guard.me Extended Health Plan at Canadore effective September 1 or January 1, depending on which semester students begin their studies.

What the Canadore College Has to Offer

  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (Eligible Programs)
  • Work while Studying
  • Accommodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter

Schools in Canada

Cape Breton University

Ranked #6 by Maclean’s for student satisfaction (2021). International students account for 50% of the student population. Has some of the smallest class sizes in Canada (15:1 student-teacher ratio) and is one of the affordable schools in Canada for international students. Offers $2.5M in entrance scholarships and bursaries. The university pushes the  boundaries of innovation and thought leadership, creating global citizens and change-makers. The learning experience at CBU is built on dynamic research based on the university’s academic plan—Transformation Through Inquiry.

Average Tuition

CAD 16,889 per year

Cost of Living

CAD 10,000 per year

Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall (no individual band less than 6.0)

Top Programs Offered

  • 2-Year Undergraduate Diploma With Transfer to Dalhousie University

Public Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

  • 3-Year and 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Nursing, Engineering Technology, Emergency Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Anthropology, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Applied Theater, Political Science, Psychology.

  • Postgraduate Certificates and Master’s Degree

Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Management, Business Management.

What the Cape Breton University Has to Offer

  • Post-Graduation Work Permit (Eligible Programs)
  • Co-op or Internship
  • Work while studying
  • Accommodations Available
  • Conditional Offer Letter

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