Is it worth doing MBA at University Canada West in Vancouver, BC, and what is the cost of living in Vancouver for an international student?

Asked by Abhishek Gupta over 1 year ago

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Nikhil Agarwal

Nikhil Agarwal

MentR-Me Team

Country Expert : Australia

Most universities worldwide offer MBA programmes, including IIvy League, second and third-level institutions. Naturally, the courses offered by the best universities are sometimes the most expensive and challenging to enrol in. As a result, many students who do not meet the highest academic or financial eligibility standards investigate alternative possibilities, among which UCW is one.

UCW is a teaching university. This means that its primary goal is teaching rather than research. Its faculty is composed of seasoned business professionals with terminal degrees. They bring to the classroom business experience rarely found in public universities. This is the main strength of UCW. The other attraction is a more open approach to acceptance - although the recruitment process remains rigorous. Finally, UCW offers an online MBA, a face-to-face MBA, or any combination of both, which makes it attractive to working professionals.

The DQAB-certified UCW MBA diploma is well recognized due to its programme content and delivery being reviewed every five years, as is the case with all public universities in British Columbia.

I advise prospective students considering enrolling in a UCW programme to conduct the same amount of research they would when looking at their higher education options. With material from primary sources available online, this has become considerably simpler.

Numerous variables would affect an Indian student's cost of living at UBC. I've divided the high prices into the following groups:


  • It depends on where you stay and your lodging choices (shared or private).
  • Rent for on-campus living at UBC can range from 800 to 1200 Canadian dollars (Again, depending on the different housing options)
  • Moving farther from the university will lower your cost by 500–800 CAD.
  • It may cost between 300 and 400 CAD if you commute daily by bus and train from a far-off location.
  • There are no additional transportation costs because you receive the U-Pass from UBC.


  • It will be less expensive if you prepare meals at home. For one person, weekly groceries will cost about $20.
  • If you intend to dine out, the cost will increase. Depending on where and what you eat, prices will change. The average price per dinner would range from $7 to $15.

Other Expenses

  • Stationary, home stuff, shopping etc., will depend on what other things you want to buy. In my opinion, the cost for other expenses shouldn't be more than $100 per month.

In a nutshell, the cost of living would depend on where and how you live and your spending habits. 

Hopefully, this answer will be helpful. Please let me know if you are looking for another example. 


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