McGill Tuition for International Students

<p>OK - so I visit the McGill Website and it tells me that tuition for International students is "$15,000 - $27,000."</p>

<p>There's a wide range ($12K), so does anyone know what tuition will cost for Fall, 2012 for an International student enrolling in the Faculty of Arts?</p>


<p>This page should help: [Student</a> Accounts - McGill University](<a href=“]Student”>| Student Accounts - McGill University)</p>

<p>For Residency Status, select International. For Degree, select Bachelor of Arts.</p>

<p>It doesn’t look like they have updated it to 2012-2013. Right now, it shows tuition for 2011-2012 as $16,689.92.</p>

<p>Thanks. The information was most helpful, and might I add, very welcome! How a university with a reputation like McGill’s can offer education at such a price is beyond me. I’m not complaining though. It just makes me wonder how some private, 4-year liberal arts schools in the U.S. can get away with tuitions >$45K / year? I would think there would be a rush by American students to head north to Canada.</p>

<p>Thanks again!</p>

<p>JustSomePerson, I think it may have something to do with being a publicly-funded university. I’m not sure how it works in the US but I assume state universities cost less that the private ones? </p>

<p>Still, it’s true, it’s relatively cheap to study here! What’s even mind-boggling is that if you’re a Quebec resident, the tuition for the year is about 4k. What a bargain!</p>

<p>rougetardis - yes, in the U.S., public institutions of higher learning (i.e., state-funded schools) tend to be much less expensive than their private counterparts. You’ll hear various arguments pro and con regarding the quality of education, but there are some public schools that would be considered among the best in the world. For example, the California state university system is full of great schools, and the universities of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia are among some of the leading schools in the entire U.S. Guess it all depends where you end up.</p>

<p>Still, the quality and cost of McGill make it comparatively hard to beat.</p>

<p>Any idea why the cost for bachelor of commerce is around $10000 ++ a year more expensive than bachelor of arts for international students?</p>

<p>Management is one of several areas rthat the Quebec government has deregulated for international tuition.</p>

<p>You can get an estimate of the costs on the McGill website. For Arts, I think it is CAD17200.</p>

<p>Are there any plans and is it possible that the international tuition for arts faculty will also be deregulated in the next few years? What happens if I decide to enrol in mcgill as an international student next year or the year after and they suddenly decide to deregulate international tuition for other areas, will I be suddenly hit with a massive hike in tuition fees? Thx</p>

<p>I guess it won’t be higher than commerce.</p>

<p>From what I can tell, the tuition cost is locked in after the first year. So if you decide to attend and are satisfied with the cost for that first year, then there should not be a big surprise after that. The tuition is usually not set until late and probably before you have to decide on your school decision but they usually give an estimate on the amount of increase. I think the school is unlikely to spring a big surprise on tuition increase without a big repercussion from admitted students.</p>

<p>Interesting, for a “Bachelor of Arts & Science” the tuition is $15725. But the “Bachelor of Science” tuition is $28383. Guess which one my son would be in? :-)</p>

<p>^The difference is I believe that you are required to take certain amount of courses from the Faculty of Arts or vice versa, something like at least 30 credits (around 1 year worth) instead of doing pure Science in the Bachelor of Science. Maybe some of the students can jump in and explain the important differences between the two programs (BS vs BAS)?</p>

<p>“In 2008, the Quebec government deregulated international students’ tuition fees for six programs: Applied Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Management, and Law. This deregulation is part of a six-year transition that will end in 2014, which will ultimately see a decrease in the amount of governmental subsidies that cover international tuition.”</p>

<p>From an article on McGill tuition deregulation for International students.</p>

<p>I wish someone could explain what is going on here. I simply have no clue. So there are faculties that are not deregulated. This is my take on what might be happening from reading the articles:</p>

<p>The province collect the tuition fees from all international students of all the universities and distribute them back to the schools with I guess some subsidies for the regulated faculties. Even international students in regulated faculties get subsidies which is why the tuition is a lot lower. McGill, in theory, probably lose money on these students by the fact that they charge more on other faculties to make up for the true cost. Also McGill is collecting a lot less in distribution than what the international students at McGill are actually paying into the system. Other international students in the deregulated faculties probably are paying more than they have to, to help subsidizing the loss for students in the regulated faculties.</p>

<p>Why certain faculties are not deregulated? This probably explains why the admission standard is a little harder for Faculty of Arts & Science than Faculty Science or Engineering for international students while the opposite is true for Canadian students. I can only sit here in awe of what is going on with this whole thing.</p>

<p>The deregulated faculties are generally the ones where the cost of providing education are higher. They are also the faculties whose graduates are most likely to find high paying jobs. </p>

<p>This whole situation is decreed by the Qu</p>

<p>Understood. I know this is driven from the government and not McGill. But is that really the purpose of the way they set this up (the potential future earnings)? That is a very strange concept, hmm, you might be making a bit more money in the future, so let’s charge you more right now. Then there is a loophole, if you are in A&S, you can get almost the same science education for a lot less. And all of this mainly effect international students who do not current pay any tax to the province and most likely will not do so in the future while majority of them are probably generally well-off. Also, I thought there are extra fees like lab fees for people in certain science classes and the difference in price is almost 70% which I doubt is the true cost difference but I see your point.</p>



<p>This is an important point. Higher fees for international students are understandable. Why should Canadian taxpayers subsidize the education of international students in the same way they do Canadian students?</p>



<p>That’s how graduate degrees work – it’s typically full pay for law, med school, and other professional degrees, but there may be funding for academic degrees – so it’s not that strange.</p>

<p>“That’s how graduate degrees work – it’s typically full pay for law, med school, and other professional degrees, but there may be funding for academic degrees – so it’s not that strange.”</p>

<p>You have that backward. Graduate degree is indeed not the strange way because you pay for what you get. It has very little to do with how one should take money from others to subsidize different major in undergrad. If it is not that strange, why not take more money from grad tuition to fund undergrad. Now that would be consistent with the rest of the system.</p>