How Much Does It Really Cost To Study Abroad?

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Looking at the costs of going to university or college overseas. Photo via Pixabay (CC0).

Are you considering taking a giant leap into the unknown and moving abroad to study? Going to university is daunting enough, but moving to a different country is an even bigger step. If you’re toying with the idea of moving overseas, one thing you may be focusing on is finances. How much do tuition fees cost, and how much can you expect to spend on rent and bills? Student life can be notoriously challenging when it comes to staying out of debt, so it’s natural to want to find out more before you make a decision. Luckily, the infographic below contains some really useful information.

If you’re interested in fees and you’ve been looking at UK universities, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that university tuition is available free of charge in both Austria and Germany. In other countries, fees are much lower than they are in Great Britain, with the average student in Italy, France, Belgium, and Spain paying less than 1,500 euros per year, compared to up to €11,500 in the UK and Ireland. There’s even more good news for British students studying abroad, as international students from the EU are eligible for financial support in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Ireland. This kind of funding is not available to European students taking courses in the UK.

If you’re interested in living costs, you’ll find that London boasts the highest rental fees with an average room in a shared flat costing £650-£750. Rome is the cheapest major city in which to study, with rental fees of around 430-530 euros. Transport costs are highest in Dublin and lowest in Brussels, so bear this in mind when you’re figuring out where to live.

Infographic design by Spotahome


13 thoughts on “How Much Does It Really Cost To Study Abroad?

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  2. Great blog Christie – the world is a smaller place with everyone access the internet to learn more about other cultures that it would be wonderful to actually experience it firsthand before starting your career. Great advice for someone thinking about taking the leap – especially when leaving high school, the world of watching our finances can also be challenging!

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  4. Christy, I’m glad to have stumbled across your blog. This post is so true! Often times, it can be more affordable to study abroad than staying in your home country.
    I had no idea about students still even being eligible to receive scholarships! Wow!
    This was a very informative post, and thank you for sharing!


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