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10 Tuition Free Universities in Canada for International Students 2023 Update

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 – 10 Tuition Free Universities in Canada –

Until recently, there was no such thing as tuition-free universities in Canada for international students. If you’ve surfed the internet looking for information on this, you’d mostly met with a dead-end…well, until you came across our website. Keep reading for more on 10 Tuition Free Universities in Canada

About Tuition-free Universities

What most people, especially prospective international students, do not know is, while tuition free universities are almost non-existent in Canada, some provinces in Canada make provisions for it.

Certain provinces like New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia have free tuition packages for international or foreign students also alongside indigenous Canadian students.

The following are the provinces with tuition-free universities in Canada for International students.

A. Ontario

In Ontario, Students from households which earn less than $50,000 dollars are eligible to participate in the tuition-free universities program.

To apply, submit your OSAP application no later than 60 days before the end of your study period. You’ll receive the first instalment when you start your study period (usually in September).

According to the information gotten from the official Ontario, Canada www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-universities , these are the requirements for international students: You can check with a specific university for a full catalogue of their courses and programs.

Admission Requirement

Admission requirements for tuition-free universities for international students in Ontario, Canada. Please reach out to the university via their website directly to see the full requirements to apply

New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s free tuition bursary will provide upfront, non-repayable assistance for students from household which earn $60,000 or less annually.

➛ Eligible students must be attending publicly funded college or university programs in New Brunswick.

➛ Students will automatically be assessed for eligibility when applying for New Brunswick student financial assistance funding online.

➛ The University of New Brunswick also has tuition-free packages for international students. Visit the website on www.unb.ca

University de Morton is also another university in New Brunswick which offers tuition-free education for International students in Canada   www.umoncton.ca/english

Tuition-Free Universities and Their Address

below is a list of Tuition-free Universities in Canada you could apply to;

Algoma University

1520 Queen St E

Sault Ste Marie ON  P6A 2G4

Telephone: 705-949-2301

Admissions: 1-888-254-6628

Fax: 705-949-6583


Brock University

500 Glenridge Ave

St. Catharines ON  L2S 3A1

Telephone: 905-688-5550

Admissions: 905-688-5550 ext 3431

Fax: 905-988-5488


 Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Dr

Ottawa ON  K1S 5B6

Telephone: 613-520-7400

Admissions: 613-520-3663

Fax: 613-520-4455


Lakehead University

955 Oliver Rd

Thunder Bay ON  P7B 5E1

Telephone: 807-343-8110

Admissions: 807-343-8500

Fax: 807-343-8023



Laurentian University

935 Ramsey Lake Rd

Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6

Telephone: 705-675-1151

Admissions: 705-675-4843

Fax: 705-675-4891




McMaster University

1280 Main St W

Hamilton ON  L8S 4L8

Telephone: 905-525-9140

Admissions: 905-525-9140 ext 24796

Fax: 905-527-1105


Nipissing University

100 College Dr

PO Box 5002

North Bay ON  P1B 8L7

Telephone: 705-474-3450

Fax: 705-474-1947


OCAD University

100 McCaul St

Toronto ON  M5T 1W1

Telephone: 416-977-6000

Admissions: 416-977-6000 ext 4869

Fax: 416-977-6006


Queen’s University

99 University Ave

Kingston ON  K7L 3N6

Telephone: 613-533-2000

Admissions: 613-533-2218

Fax: 613-533-6810


Ryerson University

350 Victoria St

Toronto ON  M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5000

Admissions: 416-979-5036

Fax: 416-979-5221


Other Tuition Free Universities for International Students are:

Below are other tuition-free universities for international students.

Trent University

1600 West Bank Dr

Peterborough ON  K9J 7B8

Telephone: 705-748-1011

Admissions: 705-748-1215

Fax: 705-748-1629


University of Guelph

50 Stone Rd E

Guelph ON  N1G 2W1

Telephone: 519-824-4120

Admissions: 519-821-2130

Fax: 519-766-9481


University of Hearst

60 Ninth Street

Hearst ON P0L 1N0

Telephone: 705-372-1781

Toll-free: 1-800-887-1781

Admissions: 705-372-1781 ext. 224

Fax: 705-362-7518


University of Ontario Institute of Technology

2000 Simcoe St N

Oshawa ON  L1H 7K4

Telephone: 905-721-8668

Fax: 905-721-3178


University of Ottawa

75 Laurier Ave E

Ottawa ON  K1N 6N5

Telephone 613-562-5700 or 1-877-868-8292

Admissions: 613-562-5700 ext 5315

Fax: 613-562-5323


University of Toronto

27 King’s College Circle

Toronto ON  M5S 1A1

Telephone: 416-978-2011

Admissions: 416-978-2190

Fax: 416-978-6089

University of Toronto Mississauga: 905-569-4455

University of Toronto Scarborough: 416-287-8872


University of Waterloo

200 University Ave W

Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1

Telephone: 519-885-1211

Admissions: 519-888-4567 ext 33106

Fax: 519-746-2882


University of Windsor

401 Sunset Ave

Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519-253-3000

Admissions: 519-253-3000 ext 3315

Fax: 519-971-3653


Visa Western University

1151 Richmond St

London ON  N6A 3K7

Telephone: 519-661-2111

Admissions: 519-661-2100

Fax: 519-661-3388


Wilfrid Laurier University

75 University Ave W

Waterloo ON  N2L 3C5

Telephone: 519-884-1970

Admissions: 519-884-1970 ext 3351

Fax: 519-884-8826


British Columbia

In British Columbia, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs are now tuition-free.

➛ University of British Columbia

➛ University of Fraser Valley

➛ University of Canada West

➛ University of Victoria

➛ University of Northern British Columbia

Conclusively, While applying to these tuition-free universities in Canada for international students, make sure you search and check each of their websites to be certain of the requirements.

Also note that most of these universities, while offering tuition-free packages to international students, only have conditions that must be met.

For example, the Canadian province of Ontario insists only students from proven low income families are allowed to benefit from this package.

The students have to be fully resident in Canada as at the time of application so you cannot apply without any form of valid, legal residency proof in Canada.

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