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Cost of Studying in New Brunswick 2019 – Tuition, Cost of Living and Visa Fee

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Cost of Studying in New Brunswick 2019 – Tuition, Cost of Living and Visa Fee.

Cost of Studying in New Brunswick – Tuition fees differ according to the program and level of education. You will need to make Provisions for living and accommodation costs, health insurance, school supplies, and institutional administrative and all these costs are documented here for your enlightenment.

Education in Canada is, for the most part, provided publicly, funded and overseen by federal, provincial, and local governments. Education is within provincial jurisdiction and the curriculum is overseen by the province.

Cost of Studying in New Brunswick 2019 - Tuition, Cost of Living and Visa Fee

Education in Canada is generally divided into primary education, followed by secondary education and post-secondary.

Within the provinces under the ministry of education, there are district school boards administering the educational programs.

Education is compulsory up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is 18, or as soon as a high school diploma has been achieved.

The Canadian education system offers three degrees: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. As an international student, you are welcome to complete all or part of your education in Canada. Like other countries, there are both public and private universities.


Tuition fees for public universities average between 7,500 and 22,500 CAD per year, while tuition for private universities tends to be much higher. With few exceptions, degrees earned in Canada are internationally recognized.

A vast majority of degree programs in Canada are taught in English. Therefore, students from countries where English is not the native language will have to prove their English proficiency through either the IELTS or the TOEFL

Cost of Tuition Fee in New Brunswick

  • Undergraduate Tuition Fee

The university enrolls nearly 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students per year, including students from more than 100 countries, while boasting an impressive 15:1 student to faculty ratio.

UNB has more than 75 undergraduate programs and the tuition fee of a Canadian citizen differs from that of an international student.

The Undergraduate tuition fees for Canadian is $6,758 and that of an international student is $15,951

  • Graduate Tuition Fee

There are two public universities in New Brunswick that offer postgraduate courses.

The University of New Brunswick teaches its courses in English, and its Institute of Biomedical Engineering is one of the leading research centers in this area in Canada.

The university conducts the majority of the research that is carried out in the province and regularly ranks within the top five universities in Canada.

Graduate tuition fee as well differs in terms of nationality. An international student has to pay a tuition fee of $6,843 and international student $12,144.


Cost of Accommodation in New Brunswick

Those on undergraduate degrees in New Brunswick have the choice of whether to live on or off-campus in the major university areas such as Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John.

If you want to live in a flat on campus you are likely to be very close to the university lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat.

Residence rooms are assigned once the residence application and the application deposit have been received. The earlier you apply and pay the application fee the better the chances are to be assigned a room of your choice.

There are many apartments for rent in Fredericton and Saint John. Off-campus housing options vary in price depending on location, size, and amenities.

  1. Room in a privately-owned home (often furnished): $350 – $550
  2. Furnished bachelor apartment $600 – $750
  3. Bachelor:  $500 ‑ $650
  4. 1-bedroom $550 – $700
  5. 2-bedroom $700 – $900
  6. 3-bedroom $900 – $1,200

Cost of Transportation in New Brunswick

New Brunswick enjoys a multimodal, modern transportation infrastructure, with more than 18,000 kilometres of highways and secondary roads crossing the province, convenient air connections to major cities throughout North America and to several destinations in Europe, as well as rail and sea connections through the national ports in Saint John and Belledune to major world markets.

  • Rutgers

Rutgers operates the 2nd largest bus system in NJ and the largest campus bus system in the country. The buses are free and connect all the campuses plus downtown New Brunswick.

  • NJ Transit Train

Over 90 NJ Transit trains per day stop in New Brunswick. The city is served by two stations: New Brunswick Station in the heart of downtown New Brunswick and Jersey Avenue in the southern portion of the city.

The average daily price for traveling in New Brunswick is  CA$122 ($93)

Visa Cost in New Brunswick

Most international students will need a study permit to study a degree in New Brunswick and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Everyone must demonstrate:

  • Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada.
  • Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country.

Cost of Medical Insurance in New Brunswick

New Brunswick Provincial health plans generally do not cover prescription drugs, dental work or even treatments that happen outside the hospital or doctor’s office.

Personal health insurance guarantees you access to affordable treatments and provides coverage towards expensive drugs, dental work, and other costly health expenses.

Satisfy health requirements.

  • Up to $500 annually for services such as massage, physio, chiropractor and more
  • Vision Care coverage for eyeglasses up to $300
  • Up to 80% coverage for expensive dental services such as routine exams, cleanings, and fillings
  • Between $10,000 to $25,000 lump sum cash provided in the event you suffer a severe heart attack, severe stroke or another specified critical illness

CSN Team.

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