Cost of education

In CEGEP, international students must pay tuition fees every semester. Tuition fees vary depending on programs of study and are determined by the Quebec Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES).

International student tuition fees*

2017-2018 academic year (fall and winter semesters)

6 059 $ per semester
Pre-university program. Community or human affairs technologies programs. Business administration programs.
7 845 $ per semester
Physical technologies programs. Arts and Literature programs.
9 393 $ per semester
Biological technologies programs.

* Subject to change without prior notice

Tuition fee waiver

Thanks to programs from the Quebec Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur managed by the Fédération des cégeps, you could get an international student tuition fee waiver! Click here to learn about how financial support programs work.

Cost estimate for a year of study at CEGEP (12 months)

Here is a glimpse of a CEGEP student’s living expenses:

Amount ($ CAD)
Tuition fees1: 6 059 $ – 9 393 $
Related fees2: 400 $
Living expenses3: 12 538 $

1. This amount can vary depending on the program of study

2. This amount can vary depending on the program of study.

3. This amount, in Canadian dollars, is a tentative estimate of the average cost of studying in a CEGEP for a year. It includes, among other things, the following expenses: housing, settling-in expenses, food, clothing, books and school supplies and social activities.

Mandatory health insurance

As an international student, you must hold a health and hospitalisation plan that is valid in Canada. Find out more information about available group health insurance plans and reciprocal social security agreements.

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