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Paying for University

What You Need To Know

Competitive Fees

The average cost for tuition, residence and a meal plan at McMaster is about $43,000 CAD. In the U.S., that figure is more than 50 per cent higher: between $65,000 and $70,000 CAD.

No-Fuss Health Insurance

Not only does your University Health Insurance Plan cost half as much as U.S. health care coverage, it’s part of your student fees. No surprises. No deadlines. Just coverage.


Hard work and good grades pay off: International students at McMaster have access to more than $2 million in scholarships, awards and bursaries.

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Do The Math Cost Estimator

Curious about costs? Put away your calculator: Our interactive online Cost Estimator can instantly calculate your fees, personalized to match your status, preferred residence, program and more.