International Students


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Cost of Study for International Students

Application Fee

(one-time only & non-refundable)
International Student Tuition Fee

$12,500 per school year or
$6,250 per semester (high school only)
Health Insurance (mandatory)

$500 per school year or
$275 per semester (high school only)

Transcript Co-Validation Fee
(Brazil, Spain, Italy)


For elementary and junior high students (Grades K-9) who will study for periods of less than one full year (September to June), please contact Global Learning for fee amounts.

It is the student’s responsibility to meet all of the other costs associated with attending a Calgary Board of Education school (for example school books and supplies, special course materials, resource fees, and activities and ground transportation).

Refund Policy

Please ensure you have read and understand our refund policy. If:

  • Your Study Permit is Denied: You will receive a full refund if your Study Permit application is denied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. A copy of the rejection letter must be submitted with this Tuition Refund Request Form.
  • You Cannot Attend for Other Reasons: You will receive two-thirds (2/3) refund of the tuition if you withdraw prior to the commencement of the program as per the Duration of Program (study) dates on the letter of acceptance.
  • Parent's Immigration Status Changes (meets eligible criteria). Proof must be presented to the CBE Welcome Centre Centre prior to last business day of specified deadline:
    • September-June Program: Full tuition refund before September 30 of school year. 50% tuition refund before January 31 of school year.
    • February-January Program: Full tuition refund before February 28 of school year. 50% tuition refund before June 30 of school year.
    • Status changes after deadlines will not receive a refund. CBE Welcome Centre Address: 1221 - 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB. Phone: 1-403-817-7789.
  • You Withdraw or are Withdrawn from the Calgary Board of Education: Once your program has begun as per the Duration of Program (study) dates on the letter of acceptance no refund will be given.
  • Late Arrivals: When a student arrives late, there will be no refund for the time period missed.

Subject to a $250 refund processing fee; health insurance is non-refundable after program start date.

Families will be required to pay full year fees at the time of registration.

Please note:  The original application fee is not refundable.  Also, tuition can only be refunded by the same method of payment and to the same person who originally paid.