What is the difference between Canadian universities and colleges?
College and university are distinct concepts in Canada. Unlike other countries, colleges in Canada focus on practical education, while the university tends to be more academic. A college can give you a small number of undergraduate degrees, most of which are vocational diplomas, while at a university you can get undergraduate and graduate degrees, namely Master’s and/or Ph.D. Universities also provide practical education, and colleges also provide theoretical teaching, but the focus of the two is different. For international students, college tuition fees are much cheaper! The average tuition fee for undergraduates in Canada is between $25,000 and $50,000 per year and between $28,000 and $40,000 for graduate students per year. The Canadian college tuition is relatively low, costing about $10,000 to $20,000 per academic year.