Our SmartMove2StudyAbroad student advisors will be able to help you with specific budgets for individual courses. Broadly the investment includes:
– Tuition fees
– Housing fees
– Incidental expenses
– Contingency funds
Tuition costs for semester and full-year programs
Students accepted into a study abroad program for a semester or full year must pay tuition directly to University. This tuition covers the academic expenses of the program. The tuition fee does not include the cost of room and board, which will vary from country to country and from University to University, nor does it include additional costs such as airfare, books, visas, or personal expenses.
Payment of housing fees will depend upon a student’s chosen program. In some cases the institution will require that the money be remitted directly to the institute, most rented accommodation will require a safety deposit and at least one month’s rent upfront (in addition to any agency commission).
Generally incidental expense heads include:
– Transportation costs
– Meals & entertainment
– Visa fees
– Round-trip airfare
– Personal expenses (toiletries, immunizations, health insurance required by the host country, cell phone, etc.)
It is a good idea to provision at least one month’s living expenses as contingency expense, in addition to provision for return air fares for unforeseen travel.