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International tuition and fees

Estimated tuition and fee information is for full-time international students attending SAIT. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Actual tuition is calculated based on the number of courses in which you are registered. Optional courses are not included in this tuition calculation. Additional courses will result in higher tuition.

2021/22 international fee table

SAIT Fees Total  Saitsa Fees Total
Campus recreation $183.20 Student association fee $287.77
Universal transit pass $310
Health and dental  $252
Student support fee  $150
Student technology fee $150
Total  $1,045.20 Total $287.77

*These fees are based on one academic year of a full-time program with two terms.

  • Fees will be adjusted for programs with start dates outside of the typical 15-week program or with a part-time course load.
  • Additional external fees may be applicable to the program.
  • Books and supplies can range from $200 to $1,500 depending on the program.
  • SAIT has introduced exemptions to allow eligible students the opportunity to opt out of UPass and campus recreation fees. To apply for an exemption to UPass and/or campus recreation fees for Fall 2021, students must meet the eligibility requirements and submit the application form by Saturday, Sept. 18.

2021-22 Tuition and fees
 for first and second year full-time international students 

*Approved by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of Governors.

Program Year International Tuition Fees Total Program Tuition Maximum 
Academic Upgrading 1 11,337 1,333 12,670 11,337
Accounting 1 17,721 1,333 19,054 17,721
Accounting Oil and Gas Production 1 26,134 1,333 27,467 26,134
Administrative Information Management 1 17,371 1,333 18,704 36,888
Administrative Information Management 2 19,109 1,333 20,442 35,652
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology 1 16,689 1,333 18,022 34,546
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology 2 17,350 1,333 18,683 33,873
Aircraft Structures Technician 1 23,501 1,333 24,834 23,501
Architectural Technologies 1 17,721 1,333 19,054 36,683
Architectural Technologies 2 18,059 1,333 19,392 34,936
Automotive Service Technology 1 18,522 1,333 19,855 38,340
Automotive Service Technology 2 19,255 1,333 20,588 37,593
Avionics Technology 1 21,617 1,333 22,950 42,645
Avionics Technology 2 20,588 1,333 21,921 41,175
Bachelor of Applied Business Administration 3 25,310 1,333 26,643 35,331
Bachelor of Applied Business Administration  4 9,736 1,333 11,069 34,795
Bachelor of Applied Tech. Geographic Information Systems 3 20,742 1,333 22,075 24,982
Bachelor of Applied Tech. Geographic Information Systems 4 4,316 1,333 5,649 24,852
Bachelor of Applied Tech. Petroleum Engineering 3 22,089 1,333 23,422 28,389
Bachelor of Applied Tech. Petroleum Engineering 4 6,412 1,333 7,745 28,282
Bachelor of Business Administration - all majors 1 20,286 1,333 21,619 90,070
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting  2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Services 2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resource Management 2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management 2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing 2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Business Administration - Supply Chain Management 2 21,090 1,333 22,423 86,570
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 20,086 1,333 21,419 41,578
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management 4 20,882 1,333 22,215 40,769
Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management 1 20,185 1,333 21,518 91,931
Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management 2 20,779 1,333 22,112 87,476
Baking and Pastry Arts 1 23,243 1,333 24,574 45,567
Baking and Pastry Arts 2 19,953 1,333 21,286 45,567
Business Administration  1 17,721 1,333 19,054 36,682
Business Administration - Accounting 2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration - Financial Services 2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration - Human Resources Management 2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration - Management 2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration - Marketing  2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration - Supply Chain Management 2 18,242 1,333 19,575 35,615
Business Administration Automotive Management 1 17,180 1,333 18,513 33,892
Business Administration Automotive Management 2 16,844 1,333 18,177 33,687
Business and Entrepreneurship 1 17,721 1,333 19,054 17,721
Business Intelligence: Data Analysis and Reporting 1 16,343 1,333 17,676 16,343
Butchery and Charcuterie Management 1 20,943 1,333 22,276 20,943
Chemical Engineering Technology 1 18,411 1,333 19,744 37,173
Chemical Engineering Technology 2 18,369 1,333 19,702 35,903
Chemical Laboratory Technology 1 20,103 1,333 21,436 40,588
Chemical Laboratory Technology 2 19,708 1,333 21,041 39,416
Civil Engineering Technology - General  1 18,241 1,333 19,574 36,830
Civil Engineering Technology - Const. Management 2 17,704 1,333 19,037 35,076
Civil Engineering Technology - Municipal 2 17,704 1,333 19,037 35,076
Culinary Arts 1 23,129 1,333 24,462 45,343
Culinary Entrepreneurship 1 15,517 1,333 16,850 15,517
Cyber Security for Control Systems 1 22,769 1,333 24,102 22,769
Data Analytics 1 15,978 1,333 17,311 15,978
Database Administrator 1 28,350 1,333 29,683 28,350
Dental Assisting 1 22,926 1,333 24,259 22,926
Diesel Equipment Technician 1 18,729 1,333 20,062 18,729
Electrical Engineering Technology 1 18,334 1,333 19,667 38,843
Electrical Engineering Technology 2 19,912 1,333 21,245 37,712
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 20,389 1,333 21,722 42,206
Electronics Engineering Technology 2 21,197 1,333 22,530 41,384
Energy Asset Management 1 16,296 1,333 17,629 33,733
Energy Asset Management 2 17,748 1,333 19,081 33,882
Eng. Design & Drafting Technology 1 19,092 1,333 20,425 39,520
Eng. Design & Drafting Technology 2 19,462 1,333 20,795 37,997
English Language Foundations 1 14,341 1,333 15,674 14,341
Environmental Technology 1 18,082 1,333 19,415 37,430
Environmental Technology 2 18,784 1,333 20,117 36,339
Film and Video Production 1 17,186 1,333 18,519 35,575
Film and Video Production 2 18,354 1,333 19,687 35,039
Geomatics Engineering Technology 1 18,340 1,333 19,673 37,964
Geomatics Engineering Technology 2 19,213 1,333 20,546 36,679
Graphic Communications and Print Technology 1 16,668 1,333 18,001 33,653
Graphic Communications and Print Technology 2 16,953 1,333 18,286 33,135
Health Information Management 1 17,166 1,333 18,499 34,659
Health Information Management 2 16,996 1,333 18,329 33,992
Hospitality Management 1 19,482 1,333 20,815 37,613
Hospitality Management 2 17,617 1,333 18,950 36,906
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Beverage Management 1 19,140 1,333 20,473 36,567
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Beverage Management 2 17,427 1,333 18,760 36,567
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 18,840 1,333 20,173 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2 17,127 1,333 18,460 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Event Management 1 18,840 1,333 20,173 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Event Management 2 17,127 1,333 18,460 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Hotels and Accomodation 1 18,840 1,333 20,173 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Hotels and Accomodation 2 17,127 1,333 18,460 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Multi-Disciplinary  1 18,840 1,333 20,173 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Multi-Disciplinary  2 17,127 1,333 18,460 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Restaurant and Service Operations 1 18,965 1,333 20,298 36,217
Hospitality and Tourism Management -Restaurant and Service Operations 2 17,252 1,333 18,585 36,217
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Travel and Tourism 1 18,840 1,333 20,173 35,967
Hospitality and Tourism Management - Travel and Tourism 2 17,127 1,333 18,460 35,967
Information Security Analyst 1 24,799 1,333 26,132 24,799
Information Systems Security 1 27,742 1,333 29,075 57,426
Information Systems Security 2 30,214 1,333 31,547 57,681
Information Technology 1 21,584 1,333 22,917 44,679
Information Technology - Computers Systems 2 24,439 1,333 23,772 43,809
Information Technology - Network Systems 2 22,439 1,333 23,772 43,809
Information Technology - SW Developer 2 22,439 1,333 23,772 43,809
Information Technology - Telecommunications 2 22,439 1,333 23,772 43,809
Instrumentation Engineering Technology 1 17,630 1,333 18,963 36,494
Instrumentation Engineering Technology 2 18,828 1,333 20,161 35,944
Integrated Water Management 1 25,924 1,333 27,257 53,663
Integrated Water Management 2 28,234 1,333 29,567 53,901
Journalism  1 20,361 1,333 21,694 42,147
Journalism - Photojournalism 2 21,167 1,333 22,500 41,326
Journalism - Print and Online Journalism 2 21,167 1,333 22,500 41,326
Land Analyst 1 7,533 1,333 8,866 7,533
Legal Assistant 1 14,758 1,333 16,091 31,339
Legal Assistant 2 16,110 1,333 17,443 30,721
Library Information Technology 1 16,209 1,333 17,542 32,728
Library Information Technology 2 15,892 1,333 17,225 31,783
Machinist Technician 1 17,959 1,333 19,292 17,959
Management and Leadership 1 17,721 1,333 19,054 17,721
Marketing 1 17,721 1,333 19,054 17,721
Mechanical Engineering Technology 1 17,367 1,333 18,700 35,950
Mechanical Engineering Technology - All majors 2 18,055 1,333 19,388 35,250
New Media Production and Design 1 16,625 1,333 17,958 34,414
New Media Production and Design 2 17,283 1,333 18,616 33,743
Network Technician  1 21,263 1,333 22,596 21,263
Network Systems Specialist 1 21,263 1,333 22,596 21,263
Non-Destructive Testing Foundations 1 14,437 1,333 15,770 14,437
Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles 1 16,807 1,333 18,140 16,807
Object-Oriented Software Development 1 20,442 1,333 21,775 20,442
Office Professional 1 16,244 1,333 17,577 16,244
Open Studies 1 31,679 1,333 33,012 31,679
Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting  1 17,500 1,333 18,833 17,500
Optician 1 22,950 1,333 24,283 47,507
Optician 2 22,500 1,333 23,833 45,000
Petroleum Engineering Technology 1 17,288 1,333 18,621 35,786
Petroleum Engineering Technology 2 17,972 1,333 19,305 35,088
Petroleum Land Administration 1 8,145 1,333 9,478 8,145
Power & Process Operations 1 17,181 1,333 18,514 17,181
Power Engineering Technology 1 19,666 1,333 20,999 41,760
Power Engineering Technology 2 21,632 1,333 22,965 40,361
Professional Cooking 2 21,637 1,333 22,970 TBA
Radio Television and Broadcast News  1 19,826 1,333 21,159 38,148
Radio Television and Broadcast News - Broadcast News  2 18,907 1,333 20,240 38,344
Radio Television and Broadcast News - Radio 2 18,907 1,333 20,240 38,344
Radio Television and Broadcast News - Television 2 18,907 1,333 20,240 38,344
Railway Conductor 1 17,219 1,333 18,552 17,219
Technology Infrastructure Analyst 1 30,122 1,333 31,455 30,122
Travel and Tourism 1 17,223 1,333 18,556 33,978
Travel and Tourism 2 16,279 1,333 17,612 33,332
Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations  1 24,222 1,333 25,555 24,222
Web Developer 1 13,159 1,333 14,492 13,159
Welding Engineering Technology  1 20,709 1,333 22,042 42,867
Welding Engineering Technology  2 25,493 1,333 26,826 45,796
Welding Technician 1 21,747 1,333 23,080 21,747

2021-22 Tuition and fees
 for third and fourth year full-time international students

*Approved by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Board of Governors.

Program Year International Tuition Fees  Total
Bachelor of Business Administration - all majors 3 21,491 1,333 22,824
Bachelor of Business Administration - all majors 4 21,491 1,333 22,824
Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management 3 23,291 1,333 24,624
Bachelor of Science in Construction Project Management 4 21,175 1,333 22,508
Diagnostic Medical Sonography 3 6,381 1,333 7,714
Respiratory Therapy 3 16,047 1,333 17,380
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