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International Students

Dawson City, Yukon Territory

Applying to SOVA

SOVA is excited to accept applications from international students wishing to study visual art in the beautiful, historic town of Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Please note that international applicants must apply to SOVA through Yukon College first, in addition to completing the regular application package required for Canadian students. If you are an international applicant, please visit Yukon College’s International Students webpage for more information on how to apply.

Tuition and Fees

(All prices are in Cnd dollars)

 Tuition & Fees     Fall Semester Winter Semester
Application Fee    $100  n/a
Tuition $4 150 $4 150
Studio Fee   $375   $375
Technology Fee   $100   $100
Total Fees* $4 725 $4 625

* Note : Add an additional $50 for equivalency testing (if necessary)

Studio & Technology fees cover the use of all program supplies, tools, equipment and facilities. Each student will be assigned a 13″ MacBook laptop, a Nikon Coolpix P500 camera, and a toolkit for their personal use for the duration of the program. the technology fee also includes wireless internet access, an email account and student registration in the Yukon College student system.

Program Supply Costs

  Fall Semester Winter Semester
Program Supplies
Books and Supplies $300-500 $300-500
Refundable Equipment Security Deposit $500 n/a
Total Supply Costs $800-1 000 $300-500

Books & Supplies may be purchased on-site at the SOVA Art Supply Store. Course instructors will provide students with complete lists of required course materials, books and supplies at the beginning of each semester. We recommend that each student budget approximately $300-500 per semester for textbooks and art supplies.

An Equipment Security Deposit of $500 is also required; it can be paid at Yukon SOVA in Dawson City. This deposit will be returned to students at the end of the school year, provided that all borrowed equipment and library materials have been returned undamaged and in good condition.

Monthly Living Expenses

Monthly Living Expenses
Accommodation $500-1 000
Food $400-600
Miscellaneous (clothes, entertainment, recreation etc) $300-500
Total Living Expenses* $1 200-2 100 / month

*Note : International students should add an additional $50-75 per month for Health Insurance.

Accommodation expenses range from $500-1 000 / month, but students are encouraged to budget at the higher end of the scale to ensure that they have enough funds to secure adequate housing in what is sometimes a tight rental market. For more information about accommodation, click on Housing.

Food costs can be a little more expensive in Dawson than in urban, southern centres. Selection is also somewhat limited. For more information on food options and costs, click on Living in Dawson. Students with special dietary needs, or culturally specific diets, are encouraged to contact SOVA for more information.

Miscellaneous costs include things such as cold weather clothing, personal items (toiletries, phone cards, recreational activities, and travel costs). Visit the Living in Dawson page for more information.

If you have any questions please call (867) 993-6390 or send us an email.

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