Re: Btech in computer science from Canada or UK? What is the difference in costs.?
It is very critical that you factor in the total cost of a programme and not just the fees in a single year while comparing your foreign study options.
Technology and engineering programmes, in the UK and Canada differ in both the duration and nomenclature. In Canada, the BTech programme offered at various universities is of four years’ duration, similar in structure to that in India. However, the equivalent degree programme in the UK is a BSc and is of three years’ duration.
While comparing costs, you should factor in the tuition fees, as well as living expenses, cost of travel, entertainment, clothing and other expenses to arrive at your likely total expenditure.
For a Canadian BTech programme, your annual total expenses would be approximately 30,000-40,000 Canadian dollars. Over a four-year period, this would translate to approximately Rs 60 to 80 lakh, depending on the university you attend (1 CAD = Rs 48.60 approx).
In the UK, the tuition fee and other living expenses would range between 25,000 and 30,000 pounds. This works out to Rs 60 to 80 lakhs over the three years (1 GBP = Rs 78.00 approx).
So, while the annual expenses in UK are higher, the additional year that you will spend in completing your BTech programme in Canada will bring the overall costs to be similar. In addition to costs, you must also factor in other criteria such as ranking of the university, strength and specialisation of faculty in your subject area, placement track record, likelihood of finding a job straight after completing your course, regulations related to work permits and visa rules.
Hope this helps you to make an informed decision...