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2019 List of Low Tuition Universities in Ontario for International Students

    1. Centennial College:

    Centennial College was founded sometime in 1966 as a public institution. At the moment, it is  one of the oldest institutions in Ontario, Toronto, Canada. It has four main campuses and charges low and cheap tuition. The very first campus is available in Scarborough and is known as Centennial Science and Technology Centre. The other campus of this beautiful college is the largest also available in Scarborough. It is known as Progress campus. The third campus is called Ashtonbee Campus. While the fourth one is named The Centre for Creative Communications. Different courses are taught in the different campuses. This institution is among the most affordable universities present in Toronto Canada.


    Find below the different departments of Centennial College

    • Department of business
    • Department of designs
    • Department of medicine
    • Department of engineering

    Tuition Fee:

    The international tuition for undergraduate programs per first year of selected degree program is pegged at $15,375. While postgraduate courses has the tuition fee per first year at $12,400.

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    1. Seneca College:

    Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology is another affordable college present in Ontario, Toronto. It was established in 1967 as a public college. The total number of students that are studying full time programs here is 20,885. The number of students that are doing part time courses at Seneca University is 75,000. Seneca College offers a wide range of  undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They have ten different campuses that are present that are within the boundaries of Toronto.


    The following are the departments present at Seneca College

    • Department of applied arts
    • Department of engineering
    • Department of business
    • Department of designs
    • Department of liberal arts
    1. Humber College:

    Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is not a university entirely, it was founded in 1967 as a public type university. It is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. There are roughly 150 different academic programs that are on offer at Humber College. This institution has been ranked as one of the cheapest advanced colleges in Toronto. At the moment, there are about 27,000 full time students and 56 thousand part time students studying here. Both courses of full time and part time are available here at affordable costs. A good number of internship programs are available to students who study here. There are three big campuses that Humber College uses. The first campus is found at the northwest side of Toronto. This is known as Humber North Campus. The second campus is also at the northwest side of Toronto. This is known as Humber Arboretum. The third campus of Humber College is called Humber Lakeshore campus and it is present at shores of Ontario Lake.


    Humber College consists of the following departments

    • Department of applied technology
    • Department of business
    • Department of IT
    • Department of medicine
    • Department of applied sciences and arts

    Tuition fee:

    The tuition fee for undergraduate programs is pegged at $14,400 per year. The tuition fee for postgraduate courses is about  $14,400 per year.


    Food is not expensive in Canada, expect to spend between $200 to $250 per month on shopping from the local supermarkets and groceries. Some of the cheapest supermarkets you can find all over Canada are Canadian Superstore, Walmart, No Frills.

    If you would like to eat out in a restaurant, you would be expected to pay around $10 – $25. A three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant will go for $60.


    Students who are admitted in a Canadian university aged between 18 and 25 will take advantage of discounts when purchasing the monthly transport pass.

    • The total price of a transport pass is $91 per month, while a one-way ticket is worth $3 per month
    • Taxis are a popular way of moving all over Canada and fares are typically between $2 and $6 per/ km.


    Cost of living in Canada

    The cost of living in Canada is higher than in other nations. Students should put together approximately $800 to $1200 per month in order to take care of expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation etc. Prominent cities such as Vancouver and Calgary are very expensive to live and you may have to raise your budget to $1500 in order to be able to live in these cities. As I noted in my earlier post, cost of living depends mainly on factors such as: the spending habit of the student and city he/she lives in. So do not be scared by these big figures. If you are the type that loves to save, you may live on less.

    We’ve broken it down below…….

    Accommodation costs

    In Canada, you’ll find tons of housing options to select from, and an equally diverse set of price range. These prices go from $250 to $800 per month as shown below:

    • Student residences: prices range between $250 – $625 per month
    • University-provided home stays: Rates start from $400 and can go upto  to $800 per month.
    • Shared apartment: $250 – $700 per month, rates for rent depend on location and the facilities.

    Work while studying

    The good news is that International students are able to work while studying on low tuition in Canada. You are able to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during academic breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays, and spring break). Please note that a work permit does not necessarily guarantee that you will find a job and be employed. As such it is your task to search actively for work. Say you find work off campus, your studies should remain your priority in Canada.








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