TUITION FEES & FINANCES
International Tuition Fees
As an international student, you will have to apply for a study permit before coming to Canada. In order to obtain a study permit, you will be required to prove to Canadian immigration officials that you have sufficient financial resources to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
Funding Opportunities for International Students
Funding options for international students are very limited, so it is extremely important to have a solid financial plan in place for your education-related costs and living expenses. None of the federal or provincial financial aid programs are available to international students. These student loan and bursary programs are government-funded and students must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents to be eligible to apply. As an international student, you may be eligible for the following funding at OCAD U.
- Scholarships and Awards (merit based, students are automatically consider)
- OCAD U Bursary for International Students
- International Student Emergency Bursary
Students from the United States
Please visit the Financial Matters section of our website for loan information for US students.
If you are having financial difficulty and can not pay your tuition fees by the published deadline, you may discuss your eligibility for a payment plan arrangement with the Senior Student Accounts Clerk in the Finance Office.
To be eligible to apply for a bursary, you must:
- Be registered full-time at OCAD U in the 2017/2018 fall/winter session in an undergraduate or graduate program
- Have a valid study permit
- Paying international student fees
- Be able to demonstrate financial need
Application Deadline: November 17, 2017
If you have questions about the application, please contact the Financial Aid & Awards Office.
The International Student Emergency Bursary is a non-repayable award available to a limited number of currently registered international students who have unexpected financial difficulties due to an emergency situation that is beyond their control. It offers short-term relief to cover a student's everyday necessities, such as food and shelter.
The emergency bursary is not intended to supplement your income or pay for items which should be part of your regular budget for the school year. As funds are limited, you should apply for this bursary only after you have considered all other possible resources, such as financial assistance from your family or government funding from your home country.
For further information, please email International Student Services or visit us on Level 5 at 230 Richmond Street West.