Financial matters

Student fees

You will pay your tuition and fees to UNB while you are on your exchange.

Some institutions may require you to pay additional fees for some services, such as a registration fee or your ID card. This varies for every partner university. Contact them to inquire for additional fees.

Living costs

You are responsible for organizing and paying for your accommodation. We recommend that you design a budget. Keep these expenses in mind:

  • food
  • textbooks
  • transportation
  • sight-seeing
  • entertainment
  • souvenirs

Passport and study permit

You need to apply for a passport. In some cases, you will also need to pay an application fee for a study or residence permit in the country you will be visiting.

In some cases, you may be required to visit the embassy or consulate of your host country, in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa. If this is the case, you will be responsible for your flight, transportation and overnight stay.

Travel costs

You are responsible for all travel costs.

Before making any travel plans, make sure you are accepted to your host institution. You can research airfares before receiving this confirmation to have an idea of what to expect.

You can also reach out to a travel agency which specializes in student travel as they can usually provide competitive prices.


You will need to provide a proof of sufficient minimum travel insurance coverage before you leave.

Cost comparison

These costs are based on estimates and information provided by our partners.

Studying in Thailand  Studying in France Studying in Australia Staying in UNB residence
UNB full-time tuition and fees $3,600 $3,600 $3,600 $3,600
Housing $1,100 $1,400 $5,000 $3,300 (Residence)
Meals $750 $1,400 $2,000 $1,450 (meal plan)
Books and course material $100 $0 $200 $500
Round trip flight and local transportation to final destination $2,500 $1,300 $2,500 -
Visa/study permit $180 Free for Can citizens $550
Total  $8,230 $7,700 $13,850 $8,850
Difference in cost from UNB - $620 - $1,150 + $5,000