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Update: Ryerson University’s readiness plan to welcome international students

As was announced by the federal government earlier this fall, all post secondary institutions must have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their provincial government to be able to welcome international students.  Effective November 17th, Ryerson's readiness plan has been approved by the federal and provincial governments.

In addition to Ryerson University’s approved COVID-19 readiness plan, international students must be eligible to enter Canada through possession of a valid study permit or letter of introduction issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more information related to travel to Canada please visit this webpage, external link. If you are unclear about your eligibility to enter Canada, please contact International Student Support at

Date: November 17, 2020

Money Matters

The cost of attending university varies by program and whether you live in residence. Fees for international undergraduate students can range from CAD $25,926 to $29,219.

Fees are due and payable by the start of classes and various payment methods, opens in new window are available.

Fees vary according to academic program and level. For more information regarding fee details, visit the Office of the Registrar fees website.

Where can I find my actual tuition cost?

Exact fees vary by student program, and “Fees & Enrollment Confirmation” will be available on your student account on RAMSS.


  1. Connect with your education ministry or department in your home country to determine the availability of scholarships and loans. If government funding from your home country has been awarded to you, please contact the Service Hub, opens in new window for information about Ryerson's payment procedures.
  2. Check the Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitments, opens in new window office for scholarships and awards available for first year international students
  3. Check International Student Support website for scholarships and bursaries.

Scholarships: Scholarships are merit-based awards that recognize academic achievement or extra-curricular activities.

Bursaries: Bursaries are based on assessed unmet financial need and are not indicated on a student's transcript.

The most efficient payment process for international students to pay student fees from outside Canada is Western Union Business Solutions. You can find instructions on how to use Western Union Business Solutions here.

Please note: Western Union is different from Western Union Business Solutions. For tuition payment use Western Union Business Solutions.

Attention: Nigerian students

Western Union Business Solutions is listing Nigeria as a country they provide service to. Go online, complete the transaction and provide the necessary information to your home financial institution.

If paying from within Canada (through a Canadian bank account) visit the fee payment website, opens in new window here.  Please allow 3 business days for your payment to be applied to your student account.

In Canada we use both paper money and coins.

Paper money comes in notes of:

  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $50
  • $100

Coins come in:

Denominations Name Commonly named
Five cents Nickel
10¢ Ten cents Dime
25¢ Twenty-five cents Quarter
$1 One dollar ‘Loonie’
$2 Two dollar ‘Toonie’