Tuition Fees and Related Costs for International Students

Fees

Please note that fees below are in Canadian currency for the 2022-2023 academic year. International tuition fees will increase for all new and returning students as of September 5, 2023 for the 23-24 academic year. The college International Withdrawal Policy applies.

The application fee is a non-refundable fee with a maximum validity of 3 intakes within the one academic year.

 

2022-2023 Fees

Please note that the fees listed are for the 2022-2023 academic year for all new and returning students.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (ESL)

For EAP/ESL:

Application Fee $95
Base Tuition Fee $2,825
Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.) $212.93
Health Insurance $99.23 (per 8 week session)
Public Transportation (per year), estimated $1,500
One time fees for first session (Student ID, Alumni) $41.57 (one time, 1st session)
Books and Supplies (estimated per session) $80
Diploma/Certificate Programs
Application Fee $95
Base Tuition Fee*

$15,190 for 2 semesters (2021-2022 Programs)

$22,785 for 3 semesters (2021-2022 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc.) $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)
Public Transportation (per year), estimated $1,500
Books and Supplies (estimated per year) $1,000-$1,200

* Note: some specialized programs, have higher tuition fees which will be specified on your Statement of Estimated Fees and College invoices.

Graduate Certificate/Post-Graduate Programs
Application Fee $95
Base Tuition Fee*

$15,480 for 2 semesters (2021-2022 Programs)

$23,220 for 3 semesters (2021-2022 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc.) $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)
Public Transportation (per year), estimated $1,500
Books and Supplies (estimated per year) $1,000-$1,200

* Note: some specialized programs, have higher tuition fees which will be specified on your Statement of Estimated Fees and College invoices.

Degree Programs
Application Fee $95
Base Tuition Fee

$18,190 for 2 semesters (2021-2022 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc) $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)
Public Transportation (per year), estimated $1,500
Books and Supplies (estimated per year, post-secondary programs) $1,000-$1,200
Tuition Fees for Specialized Programs

TUITION FEES FOR SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

Program Code Program name #Semesters 2021-2022 Base Tuition Fee per semester
G113 Interaction Design 6 $8,890
G119 Game Art 6 $9,225
G401 Design Management 2 $9,855
G405 Digital Design — Game 3 $9,425
G407 Concept Art for Entertainment 3 $8,415
G412 Interactive Media Management 3 $9,425
G414 Interdisciplinary Design Strategy 2 $12,615
G418 Web Development – Front End Design 3 $8,890
P107 Acting For Media 4 $8,245
P111 Media Foundation 2 $8,890
P408 Visual Effects 3 $9,425
P409 Sound Design & Production 3 $9,425
S100 Dental Technology 6 $13,965
S101 Denturism 6 $13,965
S134 Dental Hygiene 6 $13,965
Accommodation & Living Expenses

GBC Residence 

Start and finish each day in comfort and style at The George, George Brown College’s student residence at 80 Cooperage St., Toronto. Living among friends in an exciting and secure community in downtown Toronto provides you with the complete college experience. Rates for 2022/23 are $5,250 per semester. See the Student Residence page for more information. 

Accommodation & Living Expenses

Single Accommodation fee Current Fee New Fee (as of May 1st, 2022)
Placement Fee $265 $265
Airport Pick Up (optional) $120 $120
Homestay, with 0 meals/day, internet included n/a $700
Homestay, with 2 meals/day, internet included $885 $965
Homestay, with 3 meals/day, internet included $965 $1,045

Other Accommodation Options 

Toronto has a large housing and rental market offering numerous accommodation options for students. George Brown College does not arrange accommodations for students. Estimated costs for accommodation may range from $700 to $1,500 per month, depending on the type and location of the accommodation. For more information on housing, see the Housing Information page. 

Estimated Living Expenses

Description Estimated Fee
Books and Supplies (per year) $1,000 – $1,200 
Public Transportation (per month)  $128.15 – $174.05 
Mobile Phone Plan (per month)  $40 – $120 
Food & Groceries (per month)  $180 – $400 
Other Expenses e.g. entertainment, social activities, emergencies $150 – $500 

For tips on money management and planning your finances, visit Financial Aid’s page on “How to Plan Your Finances.”

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Fee

Fees for work-integrated learning semesters range from $500 to full semester tuition fees, depending on the specific academic program and type of work-integrated learning component offered. 

Most of our programs have a work-integrated learning component which can vary in nature and duration depending on your specific academic program e.g., co-op, externship, internship, practicum, work experience, or clinical placement. 

Please check with your individual academic program area for more information, and see individual program descriptions for fees. 

2023-2024 Fees

Please note that the fees listed are for the 2023-2024 academic year for all new and returning students.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (ESL)

For EAP/ESL:

Application Fee $110
Base Tuition Fee $2,940
Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.)^ $212.93
Health Insurance* $99.23 (per 8 week session)
One time fees for first session (Student ID, Alumni)^ $41.57 (one time, 1st session)

* Estimated based on prior year actual fees. Subject to change without notice.
^ Average estimate. Actual Fees vary by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Fees in Canadian Currency. Fees listed are for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Diploma/Certificate Programs
Application Fee $110
Base Tuition Fee

$15,800 for 2 semesters (2023-24 Programs)

$23,700 for 3 semesters (2023-24 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc.)^ $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance* $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)

* Estimated based on prior year actual fees. Subject to change without notice.
^ Average estimate. Actual Fees vary by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
† Some specialized programs have higher tuition fees. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Fees in Canadian Currency. Fees listed are for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Graduate Certificate/Post-Graduate Programs
Application Fee $110
Base Tuition Fee

$16,100 for 2 semesters (2023-24 Programs)

$24,150 for 3 semesters (2023-24 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc.)^ $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance* $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)

* Estimated based on prior year actual fees. Subject to change without notice.
^ Average estimate. Actual Fees vary by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
† Some specialized programs have higher tuition fees. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Fees in Canadian Currency. Fees listed are for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Degree Programs
Application Fee $110
Base Tuition Fee

$18,740 for 2 semesters (2023-24 Programs)

Incidental Fees (student ID, student association membership, etc)^ $2,000
Mandatory Health Insurance* $755.99 for one year coverage (Sep-Aug)
$517.18 for 8 months coverage (Jan-Aug)
$277.99 for 4 months coverage (May-Aug)

* Estimated based on prior year actual fees. Subject to change without notice.
^ Average estimate. Actual Fees vary by program. See individual program descriptions for fees.
† Some specialized programs have higher tuition fees. See individual program descriptions for fees.
Fees in Canadian Currency. Fees listed are for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Accommodation & Living Expenses

GBC Residence 

Start and finish each day in comfort and style at The George, George Brown College’s student residence at 80 Cooperage St., Toronto. Living among friends in an exciting and secure community in downtown Toronto provides you with the complete college experience. Rates for 2022/23 are $5,250 per semester. See the Student Residence page for more information. 

Accommodation & Living Expenses

Single Accommodation fee Current Fee New Fee (as of May 1st, 2022)
Placement Fee $265 $265
Airport Pick Up (optional) $120 $120
Homestay, with 0 meals/day, internet included n/a $700
Homestay, with 2 meals/day, internet included $885 $965
Homestay, with 3 meals/day, internet included $965 $1,045

Other Accommodation Options 

Toronto has a large housing and rental market offering numerous accommodation options for students. George Brown College does not arrange accommodations for students. Estimated costs for accommodation may range from $700 to $1,500 per month, depending on the type and location of the accommodation. For more information on housing, see the Housing Information page. 

Estimated Living Expenses

Description Estimated Fee
Books and Supplies (per year) $1,000 – $1,200 
Public Transportation (per month)  $128.15 – $174.05 
Mobile Phone Plan (per month)  $40 – $120 
Food & Groceries (per month)  $180 – $400 
Other Expenses e.g. entertainment, social activities, emergencies $150 – $500 

For tips on money management and planning your finances, visit Financial Aid’s page on “How to Plan Your Finances.”

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Fee

Fees for work-integrated learning semesters range from $500 to full semester tuition fees, depending on the specific academic program and type of work-integrated learning component offered. 

Most of our programs have a work-integrated learning component which can vary in nature and duration depending on your specific academic program e.g., co-op, externship, internship, practicum, work experience, or clinical placement. 

Please check with your individual academic program area for more information, and see individual program descriptions for fees. 

Payment Options

New Students

PAYMENT SCHEDULE 

You are required to pay a minimum of one semester's fees to accept your offer and secure your place in your program. 

You can pay your tuition fees by semester or for the full year. There are no payment plans available for new students. 

PAYMENT METHODS 

Fees can be paid by: 

  • Electronic Bank Transfer (EBT) (Only available from outside Canada) 
    George Brown College has partnered with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) to facilitate Electronic Bank Transfers (EBTs) to Canada for timely payment of your tuition fees. Using CIBC's International Student Pay portal, you can secure a preferred exchange rate and, in most cases, have the option to pay in your home currency. 
  • Login to your account at applynow.georgebrown.ca and accept your offer, then select the 'Pay by Electronic Bank Transfer (EBT)' option and click on the 'CIBC International Student Pay' button. You will be taken to the CIBC International Student Pay portal to initiate the payment process. 
  • Credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover) or VISA Debit 
    Login to your account at applynow.georgebrown.ca and accept your offer, then select the 'Pay by Credit Card' option.  
    To pay using the China Union Pay credit card, Wechat, eWallets, or Alipay,  please go to the CIBC International Student Pay Portal at applynow.georgebrown.ca 

GUARANTEED INVESTMENT CERTIFICATE (GIC)
CIBC offers a no-fee GIC for students who meet the requirements for the Student Direct Stream (SDS) study permit processing program. Apply now for a CIBC student GIC here: cibc.com/isbo 

Returning Students

Payment Schedule

Pay your entire fee by the deadline specified on STU-VIEW or on the College INVOICE you received by mail and email. 

Returning international students are required to pay an initial minimum deposit once per academic year of $4,000. This deposit will be applied towards the student's tuition and fees for their first semester of study in that academic year.   

PAYMENT METHODS 

Fees can be paid by: 

  • CIBC International Student Pay (Preferred method for payments made from outside Canada) 
    With the CIBC International Student Pay secure online portal, you can now make arrangements to pay your student fees in your preferred currency from anywhere in the world at any time using bank wires, direct debit (US only), Wechat eWallets, Alipay and China Union Pay options. For more information please visit the CIBC website
  • Credit card (MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, Discover) or VISA Debit 
    Login to your STUVIEW account to make the required fee payment.