TUITION FEES & FINANCES
International Tuition Fees
Information on undergraduate tuition and ancillary fees can be found on the International Tuition page.
Information on graduate tuition and ancillary fees can be found on the Graduate Studies Tuition page.
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 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.
OCAD U Summer Bursary for International Students
OCAD U has provided a bursary fund for currently registered international students who demonstrate financial need. These bursaries are non-repayable funds.
To be eligible to apply for a summer bursary, you must:
Be studying on a full-time basis at OCAD U during the 2017 summer term in an undergraduate or graduate program
Be able to demonstrate financial need
OCAD U Bursary Application for International Students (PDF - right-click on link, choose "save as" and save file to your desktop)
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or print and submit it to Financial Aid & Awards on Level 5, 230 Richmond Street West.
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
International Student Emergency Bursary Fund
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.
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.
Students from the United States
Please visit the Financial Matters section of our website for loan information for US students.
Scholarships & Awards
International students currently enrolled at OCAD U as full-time or part-time students are eligible to apply for OCAD U scholarships and awards. Information on our Scholarship Program is posted on the Scholarships & Awards section of our website every year in February. A limited number of Entrance Scholarships are also available to new incoming full-time students, including international students.
When choosing a bank in Toronto, there are a few points you should think about. You will need a bank that allows money to be transferred easily from your bank at home to your account in Toronto. Before leaving your home country, you should ask your bank if they have connections with any banks in Canada.
You should look for a bank in Toronto that offers services at reduced rates for students. Be sure to contact a few banks to compare their services and fees before making your final decision. Talk to a representative about the types of accounts available and the costs associated with each type of account to help you decide what is best for you.
All major Canadian banks have branches within walking distance of OCAD. These banks include: