Canada is that the well-liked place of study for several Nigerians. Don’t be amazed though; the educational system and standard of living in Canada is interesting and impressive. Many of the schools are premium which they’re known globally for.

School fees are charged by most Canadian schools, but studying in Canada is far cheaper than what is obtainable in a number of other developed countries. If you’re trying to find an area to review for your undergraduate or postgraduate programs, you’ll always give Canadian universities an opportunity.

Most of the collages in Canada charge very low school fees. This of course makes it easy for low income individuals and students to study in these schools, since their charges are greatly below what obtainable in many other universities across the globe.

In this article, be sure you are going to learn many things about those universities in Canada that their tuition fees are greatly reduced. I will equally talk about one or two things on how to apply into these universities as a Nigerian.

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University of Prince Edward Island

The number of students in this school is very few. They are one of the universities in Canada that provides education at low tuition fee.  A student in this university will only pay about $6,428 per session, while a postgraduate student during master’s degree program will also have to pay approximately the same fee.

You will be thinking if this is true but its actually the fact and very affordable at that. The mouth opeing thing here is that the low tuition fees in the university does not affect its standard of education at all.

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Dominican University College

Dominican University another university in Canada that provides very low tuition fee. They takes many courses in the university for undergraduate students and also the quality of their education is at its best.

Remember too that Dominican University have international recognition.  They admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an undergraduate, students only pay $5,000 per session.

Athabasca University

Tofferhis school provides relatively affordable education when we talk about tuition fees. Both the undergraduate and post graduate students in the collage pay less than what is available in several other Canadian universities.  As an undergraduate student, you only will be needed to pay $9, 440. While a post graduate student will have to pay $10,490.

Universite de Saint-Boniface

This university provides high quality of education at very low cost for students from other parts of the world and in Canada too. They is no discrimination in the admission process and you can apply and get admitted as a Nigerian.

What is also needed for you to be admitted is also common placed and affordable. An undergraduate student wil pay $6,420 while that of postgraduates is in same range.

Making it more easy to access education in Canada, recently the Canadian government made a pronouncement that education in the country will be made almost free for students who are from humble background and can not afford to pay for their education as do others with large pockets. 

This marvellous announcement by Canadian government can be enjoyed by both Canadian citizens and international students who wants to get right education in Canada.

Simon Fraser University (SFU)

SFU is a public research university in British Columbia, Canada, made up of three campuses which includes; Burnaby (main campus), Surrey, and Vancouver. The University was founded in the year 1965 and comprises of 30,000 students and approximately 950 faculty member.

The Simon Fraser University Tuition fee for citizens students is 2,770 CAD and 12,125CAD for international students. In most programs at Simon Fraser University, international students pay the same fees as domestic students for graduate programs.

What do i need for Canadian scholarship

As a Nigerian there are some documents or items you are needed to provide in other to be admitted into any of universities in Canada. It includes

  • 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

Note: the above listed documents are the general documents needed but there are others that are needed particularly by different universities depending on the one you chose.

You need to talk with the university you are interested in to find out what other requirements they demand form you.  The application fee varies from one university   to the other.

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

You may be asking for what IELTS and TOEFL mean. There are very important you understand it quite well. So i have done a good job on that, you only have to take your time to understand them. Click on the links provided below for information on TOEFL and IELTS

What is TOEFL and Importance of TOEFL

What is IELTS and who needs IELTS

Let us look at more opportunities in Canada

International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS)

This scholarship provides funding in subsequent years when full tuition fee is required. Deadline for applications is March 1 of each year.


The drive for quality education at an affordable fee brought about the establishment of Niagara College, Canada.

Large numbers of citizens and international students apply to the institution yearly. If you choose to attend Niagara College, you have made the right choice.

Applicants pay per hour and exceptional students receive awards and scholarships. International students pay a total of $420 for each credit hour.

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The college is the first to have been funded since 1957 by the government Canada. With more than 4,000 dedicated students,

The practical method to learning puts Lethbridge out as the right place for overseas students.

Lethbridge College offers about 50 programs in career areas. International students find academic satisfaction and safety at the institution and in the city.

International tuition is from $6,000 to $22,000 depending on the chosen programs.