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Canada's National Ballet School is a publicly-subsidized professional training institution. For most programs, the School charges tuition fees which cover only a portion of the real costs.

Professional Ballet Program 2018-2019 Tuition

Canadian Students

Tuition Day Students Residence Students
Grades 6-8 $16,550 $35,300
Grades 9-11 $16,800 $35,550
Grade 12 $16,800 $33,850
PSP $14,950 $32,000*

International Students

Tuition Day Students* Residence Students
Grades 6-8 $31,400 $50,150
Grades 9-11 $31,750 $50,500
Grade 12 $31,750 $48,800
PSP $27,150 $44,200*

*Subject to availability

Auditioning Summer School 2018

Tuition Day Students Residence Students
Canadians $2,335 $4,655   
International $4,060 $6,380

Full-time Fees

Full-time fees for both tuition and residence are based on the school year (September to July). Tuition and residence fees for the July Summer School are included. Various options are available for the payment of fees. Where payment has been approved in instalments, post-dated cheques must be provided to the School according to the payment deadline.

International Students

All international students require a Study Permit for courses longer than six months in length.  For information about acquiring a Study Permit please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

Financial Assistance

NBS remains committed to providing families with the highest possible level of financial support. Assistance is available to students in the full-time Professional Ballet Program based on financial need. Families wishing such assistance must complete a detailed bursary application form, and all such requests are evaluated on the basis of family means. In keeping with the School's status as a national training institution, every effort is made to ensure no Canadian student is deprived access because of financial circumstances.

Limited assistance may also be extended to non-Canadian students based on financial need and bursary funds available. Other forms of assistance may also be available to students from their home provinces, community foundations, local school boards, service clubs and other sources.