TUITION FEES & FINANCES
Tuition Fee Rates
OCAD University annually establishes two tuition fee rates, international and domestic. Fee rates may vary by program. Most international students pay tuition fees at the international tuition rates; international students who meet specific conditions are eligible to pay fees at the domestic rate.
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 Options 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
- Scholarships and Awards (
merit based, students are automatically considered)
- OCAD U Bursary for International Students
- International Student Emergency Fund
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 cannot pay your tuition fees by the published deadlines, you may discuss your eligibility for a payment plan arrangement with the Senior Student Accounts Clerk in the Finance Office.
OCAD U Bursary for International StudentsApplications are now open for the OCAD U International Student Bursary for Fall 2018!
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- be an undergraduate or graduate degree program student
- be registered in a minimum of 1.5 credits in the 2018 fall term
- pay international student tuition fees
- be able to demonstrate that you have financial need
Apply online through AwardSpring in the myocadu.ca portal.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2018
A bursary is a financial award that does not need to be paid back to the university. Bursaries can range in value depending on the amount of funds available, the number of students who apply and applicants' financial need.
International Student Emergency Fund
If you have unexpected financial difficulties due to an emergency situation beyond your control, you may be eligible to receive emergency financial support. Funds are limited and you must be a currently registered student to be considered.
Emergency financial support offers short-term relief to cover everyday necessities, such as food and shelter. It 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 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.