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    Hi,

    So I'm quite a rare case in that I was born and brought up in the UK but my mum has Canadian citizen as she lived there for 10 years.

    This means I also have citizenship (a bit of quirk of the system which is quite ideal for me) even though I've never lived there.

    My question is - if my BA was studied for in the UK, will they still let me pay Canadian domestic fees for studying my Masters (I obviously have the necessary documentation proving I am a citizen - although I will never have lived there)?

    Or do I need to have lived there for a certain amount of time for this to occur?

    If nobody knows the answer, where may I ask to find out?



    Also, I've read about tuition fees - but what about living costs?

    Is there any organisations where loans are available for these, or is it very much a similar situation to the UK?

    Anyone know where I can find the relevant info?

    Many thanks for your assistance.
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    (Original post by J_89)
    So I'm quite a rare case in that I was born and brought up in the UK but my mum has Canadian citizen as she lived there for 10 years.

    This means I also have citizenship (a bit of quirk of the system which is quite ideal for me) even though I've never lived there.

    My question is - if my BA was studied for in the UK, will they still let me pay Canadian domestic fees for studying my Masters (I obviously have the necessary documentation proving I am a citizen - although I will never have lived there)?

    Or do I need to have lived there for a certain amount of time for this to occur?

    If nobody knows the answer, where may I ask to find out?
    Email admissions for a better idea on your tuition status. When I went to Canada for undergrad, my quoted tuition fees varied by university. UBC considered me a local, but UT regarded me as an international due to not having Ontario residence. I think UWO said I was considered a local. That being said, you'll also fall into some weird situations. For the purpose of tuition, UBC considered me a local. Internally, I was regarded as an international student despite having a Canadian passport because I applied from out of country. On the other hand, UBC's International House said I was a local because of the Canadian passport.

    If you don't have residency, it comes after a year of residence in the province/city (living in dorms do count).

    Also, I've read about tuition fees - but what about living costs?

    Is there any organisations where loans are available for these, or is it very much a similar situation to the UK?

    Anyone know where I can find the relevant info?
    Living costs will be similar to what the websites quote. Depending on your Master's (funded or not funded), you might get a slight stipend. There also are options for graduate dorms at most Canadian universities. Check if you will be required to buy a meal plan if you reside in one.

    As you are a Canadian, there should be a lot more loan options available. You will have to go to the respective universities and look on their scholarships webpages. I'm not sure how many apply to postgraduate students, or their criteria.
 
 
 
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