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HuyFX
07-18-2010, 06:36 PM
I'm an international student who intends to get in VFS. Does anyone have any idea about the housing and living cost in Vancouver? I really need an estimated number for preparation, on average. Please help. Thanks a lot.

workaholicmind
07-21-2010, 01:39 PM
the cost is 1000-1200 canadian dollers per month you can calculate your own currency now

HuyFX
07-21-2010, 04:09 PM
This could be very helpful. Thanks a lot :)

hdrockzz
07-29-2010, 02:35 PM
the cost is 1000-1200 canadian dollers per month you can calculate your own currency now

Does it include Housing + meals + causal hanging as well??

Thanks

workaholicmind
07-29-2010, 05:58 PM
well 1000-1200 will cover your housing , meals and lil bit of casual hangout for sure but still many students believe 1000 is not enough it says they have to be miser. but even they say 1500 is more than enough thats why is said 1000-1200

hdrockzz
07-29-2010, 06:02 PM
well 1000-1200 will cover your housing , meals and lil bit of casual hangout for sure but still many students believe 1000 is not enough it says they have to be miser. but even they say 1500 is more than enough thats why is said 1000-1200
ok hey you're also frm india...so have you attended VFS or you got this info from friends?

workaholicmind
07-29-2010, 06:08 PM
well i got all information by myself as i was curious to get admission in vfs.but due to its high fees.... i will be joining vanarts now but living cost would be same for both...;)

hdrockzz
07-29-2010, 06:51 PM
well i got all information by myself as i was curious to get admission in vfs.but due to its high fees.... i will be joining vanarts now but living cost would be same for both...;)

Kool i'll apply to vanarts next year for Sep intake :D
When are you going?? How much do you think 1 year @ Canada gonna cost you (total, Fee + living, in Rs. approx)??

workaholicmind
07-29-2010, 07:12 PM
dude do you have any gtalk id i am sure you have lot of queries

KillahPriest
07-30-2010, 12:47 AM
well 1000-1200 will cover your housing , meals and lil bit of casual hangout for sure but still many students believe 1000 is not enough it says they have to be miser. but even they say 1500 is more than enough thats why is said 1000-1200

lol 1500/month is enough for their 75k school. thats a ridiculous amount of money for a degreeless training program. how on earth do people afford that?

PeterRabel
07-30-2010, 02:00 PM
The info I got from VFS said put aside $15,000 USD for living costs.

roderickweise
08-06-2010, 02:44 AM
lol 1500/month is enough for their 75k school. thats a ridiculous amount of money for a degreeless training program. how on earth do people afford that?
Lol people with alot of money and dont know what to spend it on.

On a side note I figured about 1200-1300 a month

googboog8
08-08-2010, 12:41 PM
i graduated from vfs last year.
i used to have 2500 CAD deposited in my account every 2 months. it was enough to eat out almost everyday, (i used to shop for groceries once or twice in a month), friday nights were when i went out with friends (usually). and i still managed to save up enough money to buy things every now and then, like a camera, a tablet and an extra monitor (which i sold before leaving)

googboog8
08-08-2010, 12:44 PM
lol 1500/month is enough for their 75k school. thats a ridiculous amount of money for a degreeless training program. how on earth do people afford that?
is it really 75K now?? that's insane...

hdrockzz
08-08-2010, 01:03 PM
is it really 75K now?? that's insane...

No man he is messing around :P

Look @ VFS's site - http://www.vfs.com/admissions.php?region=International&section=start_dates_tuition

although fee is - CAD $ 53000, you can add - CAD $ 20000 as living expanse, so total would be - CAD $ 73000 aprox :D

googboog8
08-08-2010, 01:06 PM
No man he is messing around :P

Look @ VFS's site - http://www.vfs.com/admissions.php?region=International&section=start_dates_tuition

although fee is - CAD $ 53000, you can add - CAD $ 20000 as living expanse, so total would be - CAD $ 73000 aprox :D
i know about the living expenses, i just spent a year in vfs :p your living expenses shouldn't exceed 15000$ (unless you buy a car or something)

it's nice to know the fee hasn't increased since i applied. i heard rumors that it was now 60000$

hdrockzz
08-08-2010, 05:22 PM
i know about the living expenses, i just spent a year in vfs :p

Damn, lucky you :P

PeterRabel
08-10-2010, 06:44 PM
So it sounds like $15,000 is the magic number.

googboog8 - Did you attend VFS as a canadian citizen, or did you come from another country?
If so, how did you get your money to Canada? Through wire transfers? Or did you just write a check to a canadian bank? How much were your charged for the exchange/wire transfer?
On a side note, what is your current job, one year after graduating? :)

googboog8
08-11-2010, 12:22 PM
So it sounds like $15,000 is the magic number.

googboog8 - Did you attend VFS as a canadian citizen, or did you come from another country?
If so, how did you get your money to Canada? Through wire transfers? Or did you just write a check to a canadian bank? How much were your charged for the exchange/wire transfer?
On a side note, what is your current job, one year after graduating? :)

Hey, I'm not Canadian so I had to pay the international fees, I had money wire transferred to my account (it's the cheapest way to send money that i'm aware of. there's a TD bank right next to vfs and they have some decent offers for students.)

i think all the vfx people from my class got jobs, about half the modelers got jobs, and all the animators from canada got jobs/internships, not too sure about the internationals. i'm working on a movie as freelancer right now but i'll jump into a good studio once the opportunity arises.
also, i'm going to be starting with animation mentor in fall.

PeterRabel
08-11-2010, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the info!

I'm heading up to VFS in 3 days and I'm not sure yet how I'm going to go about getting my money to Canada, or if I'll just use my current bank's debit card. They charge a 3% fee for exchanging the money. Which will ammount to quite a sum over the course of 1 year. When you did your wire transfers, do you know if they charged a percentage, or a flat rate?
(or maybe I should just strap $20,000 to my body and hope customs doesn't get upset =P)

Are you working in Canada? Or were you not able to get a visa for that? What movie are you working on? What was your first job/internship out of VFS? How much did you start out making? How much are you making now? Did you take out any loans?

Standard questions from someone anxious about VFS. I suppose it doesn't matter too much at this point as I'm jumping in head-first, but I am curious ^^;;

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