How Much Does it Cost to Study Abroad?

Cost to Study Abroad

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Has it ever occurred to you that you don’t have to study your undergraduate degree at home in the UK? You may have to leave friends and family temporarily, but if you are feeling adventurous and independent, and would like to see what else you could get for your tuition fees, then you should definitely consider the possibility of studying abroad.

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Why Study Abroad?

With tuition fees in England now costing up to £9,000 per year, going to university is a huge financial commitment and it makes sense to explore all the options available to you. For example, studying elsewhere in Europe could result in your tuition fees costing considerably less, or even absolutely nothing!

Check out the table below to get an overview of tuition fees in differing countries alongside cost of living examples.

Country Tuition Rent Travel Meal for 2 Beer Coffee
United Kingdom£9,000£727£60£45£3.30£2.45
United States£15,000£736£46£33£2.65£2.50

The Costs

Tuition Fees – The amount shown represents the annual tuition fee by country. The figures are a guide and could differ depending on the course you chose to study. Where the tuition fee is listed as £0 per year (i.e Norway and Sweden) you can expect to pay a small fee approx £20 – £45 per semester.

Rent– The figure shown represents one month’s rent based on a 1 bedroom apartment in a city centre.

Travel – Travel cost represents a regular monthly travel pass.

Meal for 2 – Based on a 3 course meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant.

Beer – Based on 1 500ml domestic beer.

Coffee – Based on 1 regular white coffee.

If you think that studying abroad might be for you then we recommend you visit our sister site StudyLink, which provides all the information you need to study overseas.