International Students


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Cost of Study for International Students


Application Fee
(one-time only & non-refundable)


International Student Tuition Fee

$13,000 per school year or
$6,500 per semester (high school only)

Health Insurance

$550 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, 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 the 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.
  • You Withdraw or are Withdrawn from the Calgary Board of Education: Once your program has begun as per the Duration of Program (study) dates on the letter of acceptance, no refund will be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. Semester two refunds will not be granted on full year enrolments.
  • Late Arrivals: When a student arrives late, there will be no refund for the time period missed.

Refunds may also be issued to those who meet certain qualification criteria under the Education Act (Alberta). Applicants are required to submit documentation for evaluation and verification before September 27 of the school year to:

CBE Welcome Centre
1221 – 8 Street SW
Calgary AB T2R 0L4
Phone: 1-403-817-7789

No refunds will be considered after September 27 of the school year.

If you are eligible for a refund based on our refund policy, submit the Tuition Refund Request Form to


  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • All refunds are subject to a $250 refund processing fee.
  • Health insurance fees are non-refundable after program start date; note that health insurance is automatically cancelled at the time of withdrawal.
  • Full year fees are due at the time of registration.
  • Tuition is refunded by the same method of payment and to the same person who originally paid.