While you are thinking of studying abroad, you need to prepare a lots of things. You also need to have a better understanding about the costs that will incurred while studying in another country. We have listed some common costs that you needed to be prepared for.
As a study abroad student you will have the following costs:
Tuition fee: In some countries you can study abroad for free but usually you have to pay for the tuition fee. It can often be your biggest expense when you study abroad, not least in the English speaking world.
Other school fees: Schools often charge application fees, facility fees, student union fees etc. However compared to the tuition fee these costs are small but they are still worth mentioning as they can easily be overlooked when you check the fees for your school.
Course material: At universities and colleges you are usually responsible for getting your own course material. On a theoretical course, this usually consists of course books that sometimes can be borrowed from the library or bought second hand.
Visa fees: With the exception of EU-students studying within EU you will most likely need a student visa and almost all countries charge a fee for visa applications.
Insurance: it is very important to have good insurance when you study abroad.
The trip to your place of study: Travelling from one EU-country to another might only cost a couple of hundred Euros return trip but to fly to Australia from Europe will usually cost over €1000.
Food and travel costs: Your accommodation will also influence your costs for food and travel. If you have access to a kitchen you can save money by cooking your own food, but in some countries eating in a cheap restaurant will not cost more than cooking at home.
Entertainment, shopping and other costs: These living expenses will vary a lot depending on your habits. If you