International Programs

Estimated Expenses

The following is a break-down of estimated living costs while on exchange to the University of Alberta. Estimates do not include airfare, travel or preparatory expenses.

 

Approximate Basic Living Costs per semester (in Canadian dollars):

 

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

Waived 1

On-Campus Housing

(single room)

 

$750-$1500/month 2

 

(double room)

 

$500-$1000/month 2

Off-Campus Housing (shared, unfurnished, NO meals)

 

$1000-$1500/month

Mandatory Health Insurance 3 ($50/month)

 

$200/semester

Local Transportation (Mandatory student U-Pass4

 

$153/semester

Meals

 

$400/month

Books, Supplies & Classroom Materials

 

$600-$800/semester

Other/Personal expenses (will vary according to individual preferences)

 

 

$250-$500/month

TOTAL per semester
(based on 4 months, shared on-campus housing)

 

$6,000 - $8,500 5

 

1 Based on valid bilateral partnership agreement. Incoming exchange students will pay tuition and fees to their home institution.

2 Please visit U of A Residence Services for a complete price listing of student housing and more information on applying to campus residences.

3 Health Insurance is mandatory for all University of Alberta exchange students. For more information, please see UAHIP (University of Alberta Health Insurance Plan).

4 Local Transportation Student Pass (U-Pass) is mandatory for all University of Alberta exchange students. For more information, please see the University of Alberta U-Pass Homepage.

Travel to/from Canada, visa fees, entertainment, recreation and other expenses not included.