In recent decades Canada has emerged as a popular choice for international students wishing to study abroad. The reason is simple, Canada not just offers world-class universities with high standards of research and teaching but plenty of job opportunities to its graduates. Canada is also less expensive compared to its neighbor the US, be it tuition fees or living expenses. 

Despite Canada being the less expensive option, but by no means is Canada any affordable for the majority of the students. On average, a two-year master's program from Canada could cost around 20-30 lakhs (Cost varies depending on where one chooses to study). It is best for such students to opt for education loans to finance their studies in Canada. 

With so many lenders offering education loans, students can easily get confused while selecting the right lender. Well, WeMakeScholars a Government-funded organization can help clear all your confusion and get you an education loan that best suits your requirement at the lowest interest rate possible. 

You can rely on us for your education loan process and give your undivided focus on preparing for the test, selecting the course, university, etc, in Canada. This article is to give you an overview of all the courses that you can opt for in Canada, Universities, their fees, and eligibility criteria for study in Canada. 

Best Courses in Canada

There is an array of courses both UG and PG programs are available for students to study in Canada, but generally, students prefer to study Masters in Canada. Below are the five most popular fields of study. 

  • Business & Finance
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health & Medicine
  • Media & Journalism

Courses in Canada

  After 12th Commerce

  • BBA(Finance, HR Management, Marketing, Retail Management, Supply Chain Management, Accounting)
  • BCA Or Bachelor Of Computer Applications
    BCom(Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Taxation, Advertising)
  • Degree In Cost Accounting
  • Diploma in HR Management, Hotel Management, Business Administration
  • CA or CS
  • Animation And Multimedia Courses
  • Journalism
  • Fashion Designing
  • Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma in Business


After 12th Arts

  • Community & Justice Services
  • Hotel management
  • Leisure Management Entrepreneurship Management
  • Culinary Management
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Office Administration 


After 12th Medical

  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate of Science in Biology
  • Biotechnology Industrial Microbiology Dental Hygiene- fast track
  • Pharmaceutical & food science technology
  • Practical Nursing
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Anthropology
  • Food & Nutrition Mgt
  • Criminology.
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Biology
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry


After 12th Non-Medical

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engg
  • Diploma in Civil Engg
  • Diploma in Computer Engg
  • Diploma in Automotive Engg
  • Diploma in Electronics & Communication
  • Diploma in Electrical Engg
  • Diploma in Aeronautical Engg
  • Diploma in Architectural Engg


PG courses in Canada

  • PG Diploma in International Business Management.
  • PG Diploma in Small Business Ventures
  • PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • PG Diploma in Financial Planning
  • PG Diploma in Strategic Relationship Marketing
  • PG Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • PG Diploma in Global Business Management
  • PG Diploma in Engineering Management
  • PG Diploma in Applied Microbiology


MS courses in Canada

  • Masters in Data Science
  • Masters in Business Analytics 
  • Masters in Architecture 
  • Masters in Management 
  • Masters in Physiotherapy 
  • Masters in Psychology 
  • Masters in Cyber Security 
  • Masters in Project Management 
  • Masters in Construction Management
  • Masters in Machine Learning
  • Masters in Journalism 
  • Management in Human Resource 

Cost of Studying in Canada

The total cost of study in Canada is mainly made up of various factors such as the city of study, the course is chosen, accommodation, etc.


Study program

Average annual fee (in CAD*)


Undergraduate program

$13,000 to $20,000 per year ( 7-12 lakhs) 


Postgraduate master's degree

$17,000 to $25,000 per year (10-15 lakhs)


Doctoral degree

$7,000 to $15,000 per year (4-9 lakhs)



$30,000 to $40,000 per year ( 17-25 lakhs)

Note- The fees above are an estimate and are subject to change at the time of application. Students are advised to do thorough research before choosing any course.

Top Colleges & Universities in Canada

When making your plan to study abroad in Canada, it is equally important to thoroughly research the top colleges and universities that offer courses in your area of ​​interest. Take a look at the following table that consists of top universities to study abroad in Canada-

Name of the University

QS World University Rankings 2022

The World University Rankings

University of Toronto



McGill University



The University of British Columbia



University of Montreal



University of Alberta



McMaster University



University of Ottawa



University of Calgary



University of Waterloo



Western University



Dalhousie University



University Laval



Queen’s University



Simon Fraser University



University of Manitoba



Affordable Universities in Canada

Here are the top universities to study masters in Canada with lower tuition fees-

  1. Brandon University
  2. University of Guelph
  3. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  4. Canadian Mennonite University
  5. University of St. Boniface
  6. McGill University
  7. Humber College
  8. University of Calgary
  9. University of Northern British Columbia
  10. Centennial College 

Cost of Living in Canada: City-Wise

Here is the average cost of living for international students in Canada-


Yearly Average Cost of Living (in lakhs)











Eligibility criteria for study in Canada

Students who wish to study abroad in Canada must fulfill the basic eligibility requirements for the same. The eligibility for Indian students to study in Canada are that they- 

  • Should have scored at least 50% marks in 12th standard
  • Should not have too many backlogs in graduation (for masters)
  • Should not have any study gaps
  • Should have obtained the minimum required score in English proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, etc.
  • Financial status to purchase a GIC (Know about GIC)

Students can also study in Canada for free if they happen to get fully funded scholarships for their courses, but the chances for the majority of the students to get any scholarships are very slim. It is very difficult to get a fully funded scholarship due to both the sparse availability and the competitiveness for the same. 

If anything, students may receive partially funded scholarships provided the students meet the requirements for the scholarships. Such students may not get to study in Canada for free but their cost reduces to half and meeting half of their requirement by opting for education loans is the best way to secure their seat in Canada. You can search for all the available scholarships for Canada on our official website here-

Do not forget, not everyone will be eligible to get scholarships but you can still make it to your dream university by opting education loan via WeMakeScholars. After analyzing your profile, WeMakeScholars connects you with the right lenders and helps you get the loan at the lowest interest rate possible without much delay. So contact us by requesting a callback.

Note: WeMakeScholars is an organization funded and supported by the Government of India that focuses on International Education finance. We are associated with 10+ public/Pvt banks/ NBFCs in India and help you get the best abroad education loan matching your profile. As this initiative is under the Digital India campaign, it’s at free of cost. The organization has vast experience dealing with students going to various abroad education destinations like the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand, France among others.