Study Abroad Cost

Study Abroad Cost

Education Cost

Australia offers excellent value and high quality education to international students at very competitive costs. International students are charges up-front tuition fees.These costs will vary depending on the course or institution, therefore, average costs are provided below and should only be used as a guide. Australian university fees vary from about A$19,000 for a Graduate Certificate to A$28,000 per year for a Doctorate Degree. The more expensive courses usually have strong laboratory or computer components. Australia's vocational education and training providers offer a great variety of courses.

In spite of providing quality comparable to the best, the cost of education in Australia is comparatively much lower to that in UK and USA. Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter, more intensive courses than those that are available in other countries, thereby reducing living expenses.

Figures shown are estimated annual tuition fee in Australian Dollars Duration of Course, Undergraduate 3-5 yrs, Postgraduate 1-2 yrs UG Fees approx A$ 22000- 24000 & PG fees approx A$ 25000-30000

Types Of Accommodation

  • On Campus : College hostels (self catered or fully catered)
  • Off Campus : Renting a flat/apartment
  • Home stay: With the Families near the institution
  • Early application for accommodation arrangements are advisable.

Living Cost In Australia

The average international student in Australia spends about 18610 AUD/year on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, telephone and incidental costs. While this is a realistic guide, it is important to remember that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

Health Insurance

lt is compulsory for all international students to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for themselves and their dependants, where applicable, for intended period of stay. The premium for OSHC is to be paid once you accept the offer. The current cost for OSHC ranges between AUD 650-750 approx per annum depending on the duration of your studies.

Canada is the world's most educated country with over half of its residents being college graduates. As per Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada is amongst the top 3 countries in the world in terms of spending per capita for public post-secondary education.

Canadian institutes charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada's inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Tuition Fees


Tuition Fees(Approx.)/Year in CAD

In Indian Rs./Year

Diploma & Certificate Program

13,000 - 16,000

7,41,000 - 9,21,000

Bachelors Program

13,000 - 18,000

7,41,000 - 10,26,000

Masters Program

17,000 - 25,000

9,69,000 - 14,25,000

Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-

Living Expenses

Types of Accommodation

Living costs & expenses(Approx.)/month in CAD

In Indian Rs/Month


350 - 515 per month

19,950 - 29,355

Off campus Rental housing

350 - 700per month (shared apartment)

19,950 - 39,900

500 - 1200 per month(single apartment)

25,500. - 68,400


550 - 800 per month

31,350 - 45,600

Conversion Rate C$1 = Rs 57/-

Types of Accommodation

Residence / Dormitory

Many institutions have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campuses. Many residences have a shared kitchen, toilets and other facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room. Dormitories are usually separated by gender. In some cases, the meal plan can be included in the cost of the room.

Off campus Rental Housing

Renting is another option open to students. Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places that meet their needs & preferences. Many institutes offer an off campus housing service which can provide a list of affordable accommodation near the campus.


Many Canadian families welcome international students. Homestays also offer a more stable & secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a homestay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals are provided in homestay but are not compulsory. Homestays are arranged by schools & students are matched with families who share similar interests.

Health Insurance

In Canada it is compulsory for an international student to have a medical insurance. The medical coverage provided to international students varies throughout Canada with respect to the province. The provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan cover international students under their provincial health care plans, but coverage generally depends on the length of your stay. *For any specific information or accuracy with respect to personal expenses please contact Edwise counselors.

Tuition Fees

The USA is a vast education hub. It has the highest number of international students population that choose USA as their study destination. Students can pursue graduate, under graduate, postgraduate and research degrees. USA is a vast country, with unique climate, culture, history and economy. The universities in USA are broadly classified as Public and Private.

Public Universities

State-affiliated institution are financially supported by public taxes and they are usually large in size. They normally offer all levels of degrees and many different fields of study. Tuitions fees are usually less compared to private institutions. Examples: Pennsylvania State University, Ohio State University, University of California, Kansas State University, University of Texas etc.

Private Institution

A private university runs without the control of any government entity. Tuition fees at private universities tend to be much higher than at public universities. Examples Long Island University, George Washington University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, etc.





15000-20000 / Year

10,80,000-14,40,000 / Year


15000 - 25000 / Year

10,80,000-18,00,000 /Year





20000-30000 / Year

14,40,000-21,60,000 /Year


20000-35000  / Year

14,40,000-25,20,000 /Year

Conversion Rate USD 1 - Rs 72/-

Living Expenses

When calculating the cost of education living expenses play a critical role. On an average, a student spends approx $15000 - 18000/year. But the expenses also depend on the place where a student stays i.e. if a student stays in metropolitan city like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc the expenses could go up to $20000 in comparison to a student studying in a suburban area where the expenses around $10000 to $12000 / year. Living in suburban areas add up the students transportation cost. But colleges do provide transportation passes for the same. Living afar in an outlying place would result in more time consumption.


Most of the educational institutions will assist you in finding accommodation while studying in USA. Accommodation are of two types i.e. a student can stay on campus (Halls of Residence/Students hostel) or Off Campus (Home stay, Apartments/Flats). Staying Off Campus is much more cheaper than staying On Campus but it is always advisable that the student should stay on campus for the first six months so that the student can interact have classmates in the first year of studies and also be accustomed to the environment.

Health Insurance

Insurance Policy for international students is mandatory as students have to stay abroad for a long period of time. Insurance costs approximately between $1000-$2000/year. It is advisable to take insurance from an Indian Insurance Company but make sure that it covers medical expenses, personal accident, dental, treatment ,study interruption, passport loss etc. Insurance is basically cashless so a student does not need to pay money at the time of hospitalization.

The cost to study in the UK is dependent on many factors, including institution, course, location and funding opportunities. The most apparent cost advantage of studying in the UK is the lesser duration of the programs : 3yrs for UG degree and only 1 year for Masters degree.

Tuition Fees


Tuition Fees (Per Year)

Tuition Fees in Indian Rupees (Rs)

Arts, Humanities

£ 8,000 to £ 10,000

7,44,000 to 9,30,000

Engineering / Science

£ 10,000 to £ 13,000

9,30,000 to 12,09,000


£ 12,000 to £ 16,000

11,16,000 to 14,88,000


£ 10,000 to £ 25,000

9,30,000 to 23,25,000

Living Expenses


Living Costs (Per Year)

Living Costs in Indian Rupees (Rs)

Places Other than London

£ 9,135 to £ 10,000

8,49,555 to 9,30,000

Places Near London

£ 11,385 to £ 12,000

10,58,805 to 11,16,000

(The above conversion has been done at Rs 93= £ 1. Subject to change*)

The cost of courses in the UK compares favourably with other major education destinations. The rate of international undergraduate student satisfaction with the cost of living in the UK is also higher than that of other top countries for studying abroad.

In higher education, UK courses are generally shorter than in other countries. Most full-time undergraduate courses take three years to complete, while full-time postgraduate courses take one year or more. This helps to keep tuition fees and living expenses down.

Further education courses vary in length. You may have the option of doing a foundation course and deciding later whether you want to carry on studying and 'top up' to a full degree. This means you can take a break from your studies to return home, or alternate between periods of work and study. Find out more in Further education and Shorter undergraduate courses.

Types Of Accommodation

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students are guaranteed accommodation by many universities in their Halls of Residence, for at least their first year at the university provided they inform the university within the given deadlines.

  • On Campus : College hostels (self catered or fully catered)
  • Off Campus : Renting a flat / apartment
  • Home stay : With the Families near the institution.

The overall cost to study in the UK is dependent on many factors, including institution, course, location and funding opportunities. On an average, an undergraduate student pursuing a 40 weeks long course may spend up to Rs. 8 - 9 lakhs, while a postgraduate student (one year) may spend nearly Rs. 10 - 11 lakhs. Many UK shops and restaurants offer a student discount and you can also get great deals on travel passes to help make life more affordable. Private accommodation can be more expensive than most university accommodations. Monthly expenses in UK will vary according to the location of your university. UK universities generally provide guidance as to how much an international student should expect to spend on living expenses. If you wish to study in London, you should expect to pay £13,521.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme. An example of tuition fees for 2014/ 2015 for undergraduate, non-E.U. students at a third level institution are as follows:


Average Fees (Euro)

Medicine Related Courses

€ 12,035 - € 51,635


€ 10,000 - €21,600

Science & Technology

€ 10,000 - € 21,600

Business Related

€ 10,000 - € 30,000

Arts And Humanities

€ 10,000 - € 20,000

{1 Euro € = Rs 75 approx.}

Cost Of Living

On average, a single student should count approx. between €8,000 and €12,000 per year as living expenses, depending on location and lifestyle.


Third level students: The higher education system in Ireland is called as Third level education or tertiary education.

Most third level institutions have on-campus student residences, often resembling small villages with on-site facilities such as shops, launderettes, restaurants etc.

Another popular option, particularly in the main cities is self-catering rented accommodation, often shared with other students. Students opting for this kind of accommodation are advised to arrive in the country two or three weeks prior to the start of the academic year in order to secure a place in a house/apartment.

Some third-level students opt for host family accommodation. This can be a good option for those leaving home for the first time as it helps to integrate them into the local community and the Irish way of life. Students are normally provided with their own room and with morning and evening meals.

Tuition Fees:

New Zealand provides high quality courses with high standard of living at lower cost than Australia, UK, and USA. The costs below will give you an idea of how much spending money you will need in New Zealand as it can vary from city to city. Tuition fees vary from programme to programme.

Under Graduate Programmes

Tuition Fees (per year)

Arts / Humanities / Social Science / Commerce / Administration Management

20,000 - 24,000 NZ$

Computing / Mathematical Science

20,000 - 24,000 NZ$

Engineering & Technology

24,000 - 28,000 NZ$

Post Graduate Programmes

Tuition fees (per year)

Arts / Humanities / Social Science

24,000 - 28,000 NZ$

MBA & other Management programs

35,000 - 45,000 NZ$ Onwards


28,000 - 35,000 NZ$

Note: *The above figures are approximates only. Costs may differ.

Living Expenses:

Students can choose from Halls of Residence, Students Hostels, Dormitories, Homestay private apartments and flats. NZ$ 15,000 - 18,000 Per annum. This includes food, clothing, transport, entertainment and accommodation. Visa authorities expect a provision of NZ$ 15,000 towards living expenses.


Most educational institutions in New Zealand will assist you in finding accommodation while studying in New Zealand. There are various types of accommodation which are available to international students. These are like Halls of residence / Students Hostel, Homestay, Apartments / Flats. All students on finalizing institution, should refer to its website for accommodation arrangements.

Health Insurance:

It is strongly recommended that all international students obtain medical insurance cover because most temporary students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. A condition of your student visa is that you must have an adequate allowance and this should include coverage of medical costs. It is costing generally between NZ$ 500 - NZ$ 600.

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