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Cost of studying or working abroad

Erasmus student.

The cost of studying abroad is a very difficult thing to estimate, as it depends on many factors such as exchange rates. Obviously students have different needs and interests, and will spend money accordingly.

Generally the cost of living in many of the countries where exchange students can go is comparable to the cost of living in the UK. However, this will be an exciting year with many different opportunities, and students are wise to make the most of it. Therefore, some students will want to travel around the country they are studying in, or may want to make the most of local activities (such as skiing). This can all cost money.

For those going outside of Europe the International Office provides factsheets for destination universities, which may give a sense of the typical costs for a particular country. Otherwise advice can be found from students who have visited previously, or by consulting guidebooks or websites for advice.

Fees

Yellow-eyed penguin, Otago, New Zealand. Copyright Sarah M Stewart.

For a year abroad, you will pay Exeter an abroad fee - details.

Students are not required to pay tuition fees to their host institution. Some host universities may charge for additional language teaching, but these courses are never compulsory. There will, of course, be various costs for things such as accommodation. Further details of this can be found on the International Office website.

Grants

Bus in Malta. Copyright Felix O.

Students going abroad are advised to speak to their Local Education Authority (LEA) to see if they are entitled for any additional financial support.

For those studying within Europe, the Erasmus scheme provides students with a grant to assist with the costs of their year abroad. The amount of this grant varies from year to year, but it is not means-tested.

If you go to Europe on a work placement, there is Erasmus+ funding.

For some countries there may be other financial awards available, either from within or outside of the University. These may include:

also check:

And for more details visit the International Office website.