International students face different financial pressures and have access to different sources of funding than their Canadian classmates. Here you’ll find some of the unique costs you might face as an international student at Mount Royal and some of the resources that are available to you.
To help you start building a budget, here are some estimated basic costs you can expect:
|Expenses*||Living on Campus||Living off Campus|
|Tuition / Fees**||$12,550||$12,550|
|Books / Supplies||$1,300||$1,300|
|Rent ***||$5,245- $7,335||$5,400 - $7,200|
|Transportation||Calgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition and fees||Calgary Transit U-Pass included in tuition and fees|
|Clothing / Personal Care||$1,100||$1,100|
|TOTAL||$23,195 - $25,285||$23,350- $25,150|
* These are average estimated costs for eight months (one full academic year) based on 2012/2013** Estimated costs for a Bachelor's Degree based on five courses per semester. For estimated costs for specific programs see Cost of Education.
***Based on a variety of circumstances, from shared accommodation with multiple roommates to independent apartment-living.
If you are an international student who is planning to attend studies at Mount Royal, you shouldn’t forget to budget for other costs that may be associated with applying to study or attending school in Canada.
To find out more about how and when to pay your tuition, residence and other fees at Mount Royal, visit paying tuition & fees.
International students are eligible for Mount Royal University in-course scholarships and awards. Students seeking additional scholarship or bursary opportunities are encouraged to check their eligibility for other awards at:
As a student who is considering studying in Canada, you are expected to have enough money to support yourself during your studies. You must ensure you have enough money to pay for:
If you are planning to attend Mount Royal on a Study Permit, you should be aware that you are not eligible to apply for Canadian government funding. If you require a loan to attend school, you should consider getting a loan through your home country.
Some countries will offer government student loans (i.e. Finland) to students who attend Mount Royal. If your home country does not fund students through their government loans program, you may wish to speak to your bank or other financial institutions to secure funding.
American students: Mount Royal is not a Title IV school. Therefore, you cannot qualify for U.S. government funding if you attend Mount Royal.
You must come to Canada with enough money to live and pay your bills while you are studying, without needing to work. In certain situations, you may be able to work while you are studying.
While you may wish to visit Mount Royal Career Services for help with your job search, you might also need to visit the Government of Canada website to familiarize yourself with the rules about working in Canada or to apply for a work permit
For more information on money management, visit spending money wisely. You will find information about topics such as:
Whether you’re interested in setting up a bank account at the credit union on campus, or finding out where the bank machines are located, you’ll want to visit Banking for more information.