Tuition & fees for international students

Tuition and Fees

Ƶ has some of the most affordable international tuition fees in Canada and provides a range of entrance scholarships for top incoming students.

Programs are priced on a per credit basis. Currently, the international per credit fee for all programs is $649.50 CAD. One year of study (30 credits) will cost $19,485.00 CAD (30 credits x $649.50 CAD) plus mandatory student fees. For a breakdown of our current fees and approximate costs, please see the chart below. You can also visit Ƶ’s tuition fees website and click on “International student fees” for more detailed information.

Semester and Annual Cost Breakdown

 One semester (12 credits) 12 months (30 credits)






Medical coverage




Student fees




Transportation (U-Pass)









Housing and food***








Books and supplies***









*This includes the New International Student Basic Medical Insurance from  + 1 month of the BC Medical Services Plan ( is an additional $265 if student starts in September).

**This includes New International Student Basic Medical Insurance from  + 9 months of the BC Medical Services Plan + .

***This is what a typical first-year budget looks like for a student studying at Ƶ. Some fees, such as accommodation and food, miscellaneous, book and supplies, are estimates for your references; and vary between individual students. Estimated expenses are based on a student living in homestay and taking public transit.

Please note: Tuition and student fees subject to change.

Admissions Deposit

International students who are made an offer of admission are required to submit a deposit by the date stated in the offer letter which is typically equivalent to 12 credits** of tuition plus mandatory student fees.  This deposit is required in order for Ƶ to issue an official Letter of Acceptance, and will be applied towards the first semester tuition and fees.
** Please note that some countries, where legal residents may apply for a study permit to study in Canada at a post-secondary designated learning institution (DLI) through (i.e. Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam), may require a larger deposit.

Before submitting a deposit, students are required to acknowledge our refund and deferral policy. Typically, the admissions deposit is non-refundable once an official Letter of Acceptance has been issued, but students may be eligible for a full or 50% refund of the deposit or deferral to a future semester providing a request is submitted in accordance with our refund and deferral policy.

Methods of International Payments 

The admissions deposit must be submitted by Flywire (for payments originating from outside Canada) or via online/mobile banking (for payments originating in Canada). Please refer how to make international payment to process your payment.

Tuition fees

View Cost Schedule for 2024: Supplement for International Students

Scholarships and Awards

Ƶ offers nearly $100,000 in entrance scholarships to new international students each year who have proven to be successful in their previous academic studies.
Learn more about scholarships