List of Universities With Low Tuition Fees In Canada (2024)

A very preferred place to study by many Nigerians is Canada. Academically, the standard and system in Canada is very impressive. Many of the schools are top notch and they are globally acclaimed.


Many Canadian schools charge tuition fees, but studying in Canada is much cheaper than in a number of other first-world countries. Are you are looking to study for your undergraduate or postgraduate programs in Canada? This will benefit you a lot.

This information will enlighten you about those universities in Canada that charge very low tuition fees. You will also learn some things about how to apply into these universities as a Nigerian.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

This University offers one of the lowest tuition fees in all Canada. They offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. An undergraduate student in the university will be required to pay $8,800, while a master’s degree student will pay $10,705.

The school is open to all who may desire to study from any country of the world. Feeding and accommodation is relatively cheap in that part of the world compared with what obtains in other countries of the world.

Acadia University

This is another Canadian University with relatively low tuition fee. The university also offers both undergraduate and post graduate degree programs. An undergraduate student will be required to pay $7,495 and a postgraduate student for master’s degree will pay $10,546.

The process of admission is very simple. You only need to visit their website to register. Most of them begin their admission process around March. You should ensure you start your registration process before then.

University of Prince Edward Island

The population in this school is quite few. This University is one of the universities in Canada that offers education at very low tuition fee. An undergraduate in this school will be required to pay $6,428 per session, while a postgraduate student for master’s degree program will have to pay the same amount.

The beauty of this University is that the affordable state of education in this school does not in any way stop them from offering top quality education.

Brandon University

Another university in Canada that offers very affordable education is Brandon University. Their tuition fee is one of the lowest you can ever find in Canada. In Brandon University, an undergraduate student will be required to pay $6,471.

For your masters degree in the university, you will only be required to pay $7,485. Most programmes in the University take four years while others take longer depending on the nature of the programme and the faculty.

Concordia University College Alberta

This is one of the most popular universities in Canada and one of the universities with the lowest tuition fees in Canada. An undergraduate student in the school will be required to pay $11,680 per session while a postgraduate student is required to pay $6,100. This is the exact amount you will pay for each year of your education in the institution. There are also scholarship opportunities for intending students

Dominican University College

With international recognition, Dominican University College is a school to look forward to. They admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an undergraduate student, you will be required to pay $5,000 per session. This is the university with the lowest tuition fee in the whole of Canada.

Athabasca University

As an undergraduate student in Athabasca University, you will be required to pay $9, 440. A post graduate student will be required to pay $10,490.

Universite de Saint-Boniface

This university offers top quality education at very low rate for students from Canada and from other parts of the world. You can apply and get admitted as a Nigerian.

Their requirements are that as an undergraduate student, you will be required to pay $6,420. The fee to be paid by postgraduate students is not available at the moment.

In March of this year, the government of Canada announced that education in the country will be made almost free for students from poor backgrounds and can therefore not afford to pay for their education. Those who are wealthy on the other hand will have to pay every dime for their education.

This plan by the Canadian government can be enjoyed by both Canadian residents and international students who seek to get educated in Ontario University.

Requirements for admission

Below are the documents you need to provide as a Nigerian in order to get admitted into any one of these universities.

  • Canadian visa
  • Your international passport
  • Photocopy of the Personal Details page of your international passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency, like TOEFL and IELTS.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • International application form
  • Application fee, which is non-refundable
  • Secondary school result, like SSCE or WAEC. Some accept NECO
  • Transcript from your secondary school

The above are the general requirements for admission into Canadian universities. However, you may need other requirements. There is the need to liaise with the university you are interested in to find out what other requirements they want. Application fees vary from one university to the other.

Most of the universities demand a minimum of 570 as score for TOEFL if the student did paper based examination. A student who took the internet based TOEFL exam is expected to score a minimum of 84. If you sit for IELTS on the other hand, you are expected to score minimum of 6.5 to qualify for admission.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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