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Tuition and Fees

The cost of attending university varies by program and whether you live in residence. Fees for full-time undergraduate programs for 2020/2021 for international students range from $28,570 to $38,430 CAD.

Fees are due and payable by the start of classes and various payment methods are available.

Fee Ranges per Faculty for Full-Time Undergraduate Programs (2020/2021)

All amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Fee Range
Arts $28,635 - $29,021
Communication and Design $28,638 - $29,611
Community Services $28,570 - $29,988
Engineering and Architectural Science $30,315 - $38,430
Ted Rogers School of Management
$30,398 - $33,352
Science $28,633 - $29,693

Tuition fees include applicable ancillary fees.

See Detailed Fees Information by Program for a complete breakdown of all fees for graduate and undergraduate programs.  Please note that this information is updated each July for the academic year starting in September.

Returning students use RAMSS, opens in new window to view Total Due Charges and Account Summary.

Common University Data Ontario, external link, opens in new window provides a significant amount of information regarding student expenses, and a vast array of other interesting university information. Residence information and fees can be found at Student Housing Services.

Foundation Program Fees

Foundation Program Name
Foundation Program Cost
Ryerson ESL Foundation Program (RESLFP)

The cost of the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program ranges from $23,650 - $39,900 CDN (2020/2021) for all students (international and domestic). The cost includes two semesters of full-time study and up to three university-level degree credit courses. ESL instruction classes, ESL textbooks and course materials are included; textbooks and course materials for the degree-credit courses, accommodations and meal plans are not included.

Note: All tuition payments for the Ryerson ESL Foundation Program are non-refundable.

International Foundation Program (IUFP)

The cost of the International University Foundation Program (IUFP) is $33,000 CDN (2020/2021) for all students (international and domestic). It includes two semesters of full-time study and four university-level, degree-credit courses (students can take up to two additional courses at their own cost during the spring/summer semester). Textbooks and course materials for degree-credit courses, accommodations, and meal plans are not included.

Note: All tuition payments for the IUFP are non-refundable once the student has commenced their study.

Approximate Costs for Attending Ryerson

Fees are in Canadian dollars and vary by program/faculty and whether you live in residence.

Fee Type Fee Range

Tuition Fees

International Fees: $28,570 to $38,430*

*Fees range excludes both the International University Foundation Program and Ryerson ESL Foundation Program


On campus: From $9,110 to $17,850 (HOEM residence is a 12-month stay) plus meal plan

Off campus: $11,400 - $19,200 for 12 months rent (or $950 to $1,600 per month) depending on shared or single accommodations


$128 within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for a monthly public transit pass

Books and Supplies

$1,100 - $9,900 depending on program of study


From $4,247 to $5,759 (five- and seven-day unlimited access meal plan options) depending on living arrangements

Personal Expenses

$3,200 - $5,000 (approximately $400 to $625 per month)