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what does a year cost?

This chart provides an estimate of what you can expect to pay for one year as an undergraduate student at McGill.

Don’t forget about other personal expenses, like travel, clothes, transportation, entertainment, and your phone. Need help planning your budget? The Scholarships and Student Aid Office has tools and guidelines to help you get started.

(All figures are in Canadian dollars:)
 

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 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

 
 International Students
 Québec Students 
 Other Canadian Students 
 Tuition
$16,815 - $45,263
Tuition will vary depending on your program of study.
Consult the Fee Calculator for exact tuition rates.
 
NOTE: students can expect a 7.7% increase to
international tuition rates for the 2019-20
academic year.
$2,456 $7,632
 

 Ancillary Fees
 (estimate)

$1,489 - $2,149
Ancillary fees vary depending on your program of study.
Consult the Fee Calculator for exact fees.
$1,589 - $3,353
Ancillary fees vary depending on your program of study.
Consult the Fee Calculator for exact fees.
$1,589 - $3,353
Ancillary fees vary depending on your program of study.
Consult the Fee Calculator for exact fees.

 Mandatory health insurance  

$1, 095
Not applicable Not applicable
 Books & supplies (estimate)  $1,000
$1,000
$1,000
 Education costs
 $20,534 - $49,144
 $5,044 - $8,667
 $10,220 - $11,985

 

 Basic Living Costs

 Housing
 McGill Residence

$7,576 - $12,903 per year
Rates vary depending on residence type and length of lease.  For full details, consult McGill Residences and Student Housing.

 Planning on renting an apartment?

$500 - $1,300 per month*

*In Quebec, leases usually run for 12 months.
Check out our Rough Guide for estimates on the cost of renting in Montreal.

 Food

 Mandatory Residential Meal Plan
 This 8-month meal plan is mandatory for students living in most McGill Residences. See website for exceptions.

$5475

 Voluntary Meal Plan
 Optional for students living off campus. 

$2,600
 TOTAL BASIC LIVING COSTS
$13,051 - $18,378

For a student living in McGill residence on a mandatory meal plan.