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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 2019-2020 Tuition

Canadian Students

  Day Students Boarding Students
Grades 6-8 $19,051 $36,096
Grades 9-11 $19,301 $36,346
Grade 12 $19,111 $34,611*
PSP $17,226 $32,726*

International Students^

  Day Students Boarding Students
Grades 6-8 $34,823 $51,868
Grades 9-11 $35,203 $52,248
Grade 12 $35,013 $50,513*
PSP $30,323 $45,823*

*Grade 12 and PSP fees do not include boarding during Summer School in July.
^International student fees include $652 for Cowan Health Insurance. This amount is subject to change.

Auditioning Summer School 2020

  Day Students Boarding Students
Canadians $2,419 $4,834
International~ $4,353 $6,768

~International student fees include $134 for Cowan Health Insurance. This amount is subject to change.

Full-time Fees

For students in grades 6 to 11, full-time fees for both tuition and residence are based on the school year (September to July); tuition and residence fees for July Summer School are included. Boarding is not available during Summer School for students in grade 12 and PSP. Various options are available for the payment of fees. Where payment has been approved in installments, post-dated cheques must be provided to the School according to the student's individual fee contract.

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.