Western University Tuition

Written by Stephanie Pugh and Matthew Tran

University education is a significant financial investment. It’s the equivalent of purchasing a home or a car! Education is a major expenditure, but it is a wise investment in your future. If money is an issue for you, stay reading to learn about solutions that can help you make studying at Western University a reality!

Western University Tuition & Expenses

Your main costs at Western University will be a mixture of Tuition & Student Fees, and Living Costs.

Tuition & Student Fees

Tuition is what you pay for your classes at Western! Your tuition will depend on the program you want to study and whether you are Canadian or International student.

You also pay student fees each year— some are mandatory and some you can opt-out of and save some cash!

Below you can find estimates based on 2021-22 tuition. But keep in mind that you won’t get your exact tuition and fees cost until you are registered in courses!

  • Estimated year 1 domestic tuition and fees: $7,778 to $14,122
  • Estimated year 1 international tuition and fees: $38,692 to $52,554

Want a tool to help sort out your finances at Western? Check out this webpage to find your tuition and fees!

NOTE: International Students: Tuition Fee Guarantee!

Did you know that starting September 2021, tuition rates for undergraduate international students will not increase more than 4% per year, after Year 1? Read more about the TUITION FEE GUARANTEE here!

Living Costs

Living costs are simply how much it will cost you to live while you are studying! In the chart below is an approximate estimate of how much it will cost you to live at Western. All prices are in Canadian currency!

  • NOTE: Are you visiting from a different province or country? You should also factor in the expense of travel back home. If you’re an international student, remember to include in the fees of your visa and study permits.

Financial Aid

Whether you’re a domestic student or an international student, there are lots of support opportunities available to help fund your studies at Western!

Read below for a list of great financial aid options:

Government and Other Loans

A loan is a financial support you pay back in installments after your studies. Check out these loans if you’re:

Bursaries & Work-Study Programs

Bursaries & Work Study programs top-up funding for students in financial need.

  • Bursary: financial assistance that is not repaid, similar to a scholarship. Except bursaries are awarded solely on the basis of financial necessity. You submit an application for them.
  • Work-Study: This isn’t your typical part-time employment! These are particular campus part-time employment that allow you to work around your studies.



Scholarships are monetary awards for high academic merit or other achievements.

For example:

Western has a plethora of awards to search through! To see all scholarships, awards and bursaries offered at Western, visit here!

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