International students are charged tuition up front- this means they must pay at least first year fees before the visa stage. In addition to tuition, some institutions may charge laboratory fees, student union fees, library fees and sports facility charges International students who choose to study at a Canadian college or university will notice that annual cost of studying will depend on their program and institution of choice. The same can be said for international students who choose to study at the K-12 level. Tuition and boarding fees for K-12 private schools in Canada, for example, ranges from $30,000 to $60,000. The costs for language study are based on an average tuition across 44 weeks of study; however language course tuition will vary depending on the type of course, the institution, and the number of study weeks.