The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) is a full degree-granting university that caters to three distinct academic groups. First, RMC educates and trains on-campus students for careers as commissioned officers in the Canadian Armed Forces. Second, through its Division of Continuing Studies, the college provides university education at a distance to hundreds of military and civilian members of the Department of National Defence. Third, RMC is equally proud of its unique and well-respected graduate programs in the arts, science and in engineering, open to both military and civilian students.
Limited enrolment in the on-campus and graduate programs is maintained through a competition of eligible applicants. Education is free for most on-campus undergraduates because of commitments of military service following graduation; these Officer Cadets also receive an additional monthly salary. Through the distance education programs, RMC prides itself in offering flexible schedules for students with career and family commitments, accessible courses and degrees, and academic credit for appropriate military and professional experience. Serving Canada and Canadians since 1876, RMC has placed its graduates not only in military service, but also in government, business, and the professions. Almost without exception, the ex-cadets of RMC are found in positions of leadership and responsibility.
Internationally recognized, research at RMC is focused on areas of direct and indirect benefit to the Department of National Defence, with emphasis on the humanities, engineering (computer and electrical, mechanical and aerospace, ammunition, chemical and civil), environmental sciences, physics, space, chemistry, international and cybersecurity, governance and the economics of defence.
Academic Programmes –
Undergraduate tuition fees:
$5,720 – $7,850
Graduate tuition fees:
$5,680 – $6,460
Source: Royal Military College of Canada. Fees for undergraduate programs are in arts and humanities. Fees for graduate programs are available upon request (2017-18)
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.