Tuition and Costs for International Students

Estimated Program Cost

Below are the estimated academic costs per year (assuming two semesters and a total of 10 courses) for most Arts, Sciences and Technology, Business, and Digital Design + Development programs for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For the cost breakdown of a particular program, please visit the program page, click on 'Program Details and Tuition,' then 'Estimated Program Fees'. For detailed information on NIC fees, please visit the Financial Information page.

For information on payment, please visit the How to Pay page.

Estimated Annual Cost

Duration of Study

1 year (2 academic semesters, total of 10 academic courses)

Tuition (based on 10 courses)

$14,045.40

Mandatory Fees

$1245.32

Medical Insurance

$450.00

Books and Supplies

$2,000.00

Total

$17,740.72

Note:

  • This estimated cost is intended as a guide only. Actual costs vary depending on program. All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • This estimated cost is based on the fees for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Estimated Program Cost Per Semester

The following fees are current as of September 2022 and are subject to change. The updated fees for 2022-2023 academic year will be available in April 2022.

For information on payment, please visit How to Pay page.

Tuition and and expenses Cost ($)

Application fee

Non-refundable

$100

14-week (1 term) Full Time Tuition

This fee applies to most courses in University Arts and Sciences, Digital Design and Development, Business, Tourism and Fine Arts programs

(International Bylaw #6)

$4213.62 (3 courses = 9 credits)

$5618.16 (4 courses = 12 credits)

$7022.70 (5 courses = 15 credits)

(Above tuition is calculated based on $468.18/credit)

14-week x 2 (2 terms) Full Time Tuition

This fee applies to most courses in University Arts and Sciences, Digital Design and Development, Business, Tourism and Fine Arts programs

(International Bylaw #6)

$8,427.24 (3 courses or 9 credits per term = 6 courses or 18 credits total)

$11,236.32 (4 courses or 12 credits per term = 8 courses or 24 credits total)

$14,045.40 (5 courses or 15 credits per term = 10 courses or 30 credits total)

(Above tuition is calculated based on $468.18/credit)

14-week (1 term) Full Time Course Fees for other programs

(International Bylaw #6)

Please refer to the specific program page

Other Mandatory Fees

International Service Fees:
$30.60/credit for credit-based tuition $102.00/month for program-based tuition
$102.00/month for program-based tuition

Learner Resource Fees:
$5.50/credit for credit-based tuition
$18.36/month for program-based tuition

NISU fees:
$4.99/credit for credit-based tuition
$16.77/month for program-based tuition

Lab fee:
Refer to Domestic Tuition and Fee Bylaw #4

Greenshield Extended Health and Dental:
$275.00/year

Guard.Me (mandatory temporary medical insurance):
$175.50

Note:

  • All fees are in Canadian dollars. If your program fee is not listed here, please refer to your program page for details by going to Program for International Students and selecting your program.

Estimated Living Costs per Month

Below is an estimate that will help you budget your living costs while studying at NIC. Living costs can be higher or lower depending on your accommodation and lifestyle choices, such as owning a car or taking the bus and sharing accommodation or renting your own place.

Cost Per Month

Living alone*

Living with a roommate*

Living in a homestay (Canada Homestay Network)

Shelter (Rent, and utilities)

$1,323

$922

$950

Food

$296

$296

$0 (included above)

Miscellaneous

$362

$362

$362

Local transportation

$114

$114

$114

Total

$1,981

$1,694

$1,426

* Extracted from: Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training (2021). 2021 / 2022 StudentAid BC policy manual.

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