Are you going to study overseas? Wherever you plan to study in the world you
will need to think about the costs involved. Here are some tips to get you started:
First, you’ll need to find out how your basic tuition fees will
be covered because any change in your tuition costs may alter your financial
support. This will depend on the agreement between your home and your host
institutions; ask both institutions before you travel so you are financially
When travelling and
living overseas you must get travel, health and accident insurance. Some
scholarships may offer to cover this financially but always check first.
Cost of living
Before you embark on your adventure overseas you’ll need to think about
living expenses. It might be worth creating a study overseas budget to help you
predict what you’ll need to spend. It may be much cheaper to live and study in
your host country, or it could be a lot more expensive – look at websites like
thirdyearabroad.com to see what other students say about your destination. Make
sure that you explore your living options! Will you opt for campus or private
accommodation? See which best fits within your budget! Also, think about your essential
costs such as food and transport, all of this will need to be added to your
budget! Monthly subsistence allowances may be available on certain projects - double
check this so you don’t miss out!
Keep travel costs in mind when drawing up your study overseas budget. Figure
out what public transport options you have in your host country and look at
daily/weekly costs to give you a rough idea of what you’ll need to spend.
Taking a quick flight home for the holidays may not be possible once you're
overseas. You may also need to get approval from your host and home
institutions before planning a visit home. Travel costs may be covered within
certain projects but it will depend on the distance between your home and host
Will you need to take out a different mobile phone plan
overseas? What electronic adapters will you need for your laptop and other
electronic items? Will you have to pay to ship your belongings to your host
country? All of these, and more, may be unexpected costs. Do some research and
think about what you’ll need to do to make sure you have everything set up and
working when you move to a different country.
Make sure you can enjoy all that
your host country has to offer by having funds available for day trips and other
excursions that you'll want to take part in while studying abroad. You’ll want
to enjoy your experience as much as you can, so keep a little extra cash for
special and spontaneous occasions!
ATTENTION WELSH STUDENTS!
If you are a Welsh student and would like to go out on a study abroad opportunity you can now apply for a travel grant! You would simply need to complete the course abroad form and if you are successful you would pay the first £303 of your travel expenses and get a grant for the rest. Find out more here: http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/continuing-students/201415-what-financial-support-is-available/extra-support/travel-grant.aspx
Please check your specific
project for details on what funding may be available for you.
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