Study and Living Costs in US

Normally the annual tuition fees in private university degree courses ranges between U$17,000 and U$24,000, while in those elite private universities, it can surpass U$30,000 per year. The education fee charged by public universities in the United States generally is lower than private universities and ranges between U$9,000 and U$14,000 annually. In addition, the tuition fee also varies according to the different majors. For example, Science and Engineering or Economics has comparatively higher tuition fees than Liberal Arts. According to data released by U.S statistics in 2010, the top 10 highest tuition fee majors are, respectively, Professional Chemical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Civil Engineering, with an average annual tuition cost around U$59,218 to U$48,998, while for Accounting, Finance, and Economics majors, the annual tuition fees can state between U$47,782 to U$46,292.

Apart from the tuition fees, accommodation constitutes the second major costs for international students: in-campus accommodation represents an annual fee of U$3000 - U$7500 and renting outside the university campus costs is approximately U$7,200 - U$3,600. Textbooks or other course materials will represent an annual fee of about U$500 - U$1000; alimentation cost is about U$2500 per year; health insurance costs will be U$ 300 to U$500; additionally, there are also other expenses such as travel and transports costs. In average, for international students studying in those universities with high education fees and local living standards, we can estimate a cost between U$200,000 to U$300,000 for a four years long study. Moreover, the United States study cost is increasing every year, but in order to attract local students, some of the public universities are offering preferential application policies.

Consequently, for a four-year graduate study, including tuition fees, course material expenses and living expenses, the total cost is about U$75,000 to U$178,400. The cost varies hugely among the different schools and universities, our readers (parents and students) can use the above information to estimate the total cost needed to study in the U.S.

Study and Living Costs in Singapore

Education expenses are not expensive in Singapore. Comparatively with other hot overseas study destination countries, Singapore schools and universities have relatively cheaper costs. Consequently, studying in Singapore is affordable for everyone and this reality do represents the biggest competitive advantage of Singapore educational system. The amount of the charged tuition fee will depends on the student's scholar grade, school and courses. For those overseas students enrolled in Singapore Technology Institutes and granted by Singapore government, their yearly fee is only around S$1,980, but they must work in Singapore for three years after the completion of their courses. For non-granted international students, their yearly cost in Singapore is about S$9,800. One year of diploma/degree tuition fees ranges from 6,050 SGD to17,000 SGD.

Living expenses in Singapore (approximately)
Accommodation: Singapore S$300 - S$400 / month (Double sharing room)
Alimentation: S$150 - S$200 / month
Transport fee: S$ 50 - S$ 80/ month
Other costs: S$50 / month

Tuition costs (2012) (approximately)
Primary schools: S$250 / month (ASEAN countries); S$350 / month (non-ASEAN countries)
Secondary schools: S$340 / month (ASEAN countries); S$480 / month (non-ASEAN countries)
Junior College / Preparatory course: S$550/month (ASEAN countries); S$770/month (non-ASEAN countries)
Polytechnics (granted/scholarship): S$1,980 / semester
Diploma/Degree: S$6,050 - S$17,000 / semester

Study Costs in UK

Programme Fees

England
(GBP/year)

Scotland(GBP/year)

Wales
(GBP/year)

Northern Ireland
(GBP/year)

Ireland
(GBP/year)

Master's in Science

10,000 - 18,0000

10,000 - 16,000

10,000 - 13,000

1,000 - 13,000

8,000 - 18,000

Master's in Liberal Arts

8,000 - 18,000

8,000 - 16,000

8,000 - 15,000

8,000 - 15,000

8,000 - 18,000

Degree in Liberal Arts

8,000 - 16,000

8,000 - 13,000

8,000 - 13,000

8,000 - 12,000

8,000 - 160,00

Degree in Science

8,000 - 16,000

8,000 - 13,000

8,000 - 13,000

8,000 - 1,200

 8,000 - 16,000

MBA Courses

8,000 - 30,000

8,000 - 16,000

10,000 - 16,000

10,000 - 20,000

10,000 - 30,000

Preparatory Courses

8,000 - 15,000

8,000 - 14,000

8,000 - 11,000

8,000 - 10,000

8,000 - 15,000

Language Courses

3,000/10weeks

1,000 - 2,000/5weeks

Max 3,000 /10weeks

1,000 - 2,000/5weeks

Max 3,000/10week

1,000 - 2,000/5weeks

Max 3,000/10weeks

1,000 - 2,000/5weeks

Max 3,000/10weeks

1,000 - 2,000/5weeks

High School

22,000 - 30,000/year

22,000 - 30,000/year

20,000 - 28,000/year

20,000 - 25,000/year

 

Living Costs(include accommodation)

6,000 - 9,000

6,000 - 8,000

6,000 - 8,000

6,000 - 8,000

6,000 - 8,000

Study Costs in Australia

各类课程

New South Wales(AUD/year)

Victoria
(AUD/year)

Queensland
(AUD/year)

South Australia
(AUD/year)

Western Australia
(AUD/year)

Tasmania
(AUD/year)

Master's in Science

19,200 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

17,600 -16万

17,600 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

16,000 - 19,200

Preparatory/Degree

19,200 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

12,000 - 24,000

17,600 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

14,400 - 17,600

High School (Government)

12,000 - 16,000

12,000 - 14,400

10,400 - 12,800

12,000 - 16,000

12,000 - 16,000

9,760

High School (Private)

19,200 - 27,200

19,200 - 27,200

14,400 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

17,600 - 26,400

12,000 - 12,800

Language Courses

352-424/week

320-416/week

304-432/week

320-432/week

320-432/week

224-272/week

Public TAFE Courses

12,000 - 12,800

9,600 - 12,800

9,600 - 12,800

9,600 - 12,800

9,600 - 12,800

9,600

Private TAFE Courses

12,000 - 16,000

10,400 - 16,000

10,400 - 16,000

10,400 - 16,000

10,400 - 16,000

 

Living cost

12,800 - 16,000

12,000  - 14,400

9,600 - 12,800

8,000- 12,000

12,800 - 14,400

8,000

Accommodation costs

112-272/week

112-256/week

80-240/week

112-272/week

96-240/week

80-208/week

Study and Living Costs in New Zealand

The cost of studying in New Zealand is relatively lower as compared to Europe or America, it represents a good choice for students with certain budget restrictions. Below is a short introduction with regards to the tuition and living expenses while studying in New Zealand.

  • Tuition fees Summary

Language courses: about NZD320-NZD360 per week, time for language depends on the grades of students' IELTS or TOEFL tests.

Programme specific preparatory course fee/ year (NZD):
Engineering (electronic, mechanical, architectural, etc.) $16,000 - $ 20,000
Science (computer, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) $ 16,000 - $ 22,600
Business / Economics (finance, accounting, business management, etc.) $ 16,000 - $ 19,500
Medical / Physiotherapy $ 18000 - $ 26500
Arts (film, dance, painting, etc.) $ 18000 - $ 25500
Degree Course: the duration of a degree course in New Zealand is usually about 3-4 for business majors, usually 3 years for IT majors, 4 years for engineering, art and design majors. The medicine majors request a 5-6 years of study. A degree annual tuition fee is about 17000-23000 dollars.

Programme specific degree course fee/ year (NZD):
Engineering (electronic, mechanical, architectural, etc.) $ 19000 - $ 22000
Science (computer, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) $ 19500 - $ 23500
Business / Economics (finance, accounting, business management, etc.) $ 17000 - $ 19500
Law $ 17000 - $ 21000
Medical $ 50000 - $ 55000
Arts / Humanities $ 18000 - $ 22950
Agricultural / Horticultural $ 18000 - $ 21500
Master's degree tuition fees: Most of New Zealand Master's courses usually requires 1-2 years of study. The annual tuition fee is about 18000-28000 dollars.

Master's Degree fee/ year (NZD):
Engineering (electronic, mechanical, architectural, etc.) $ 20000 - $ 28500
Science (computer, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) $ 20000 - $ 28000
Business / Economy $ 20500 - $ 27,500
Legal $ 20500 - $ 28000
Arts / Humanities $ 19000 - $ 23500
Agricultural / Horticultural $ 18000 - $ 22000

  • Living Costs summary

Students studying in New Zealand must reserve at least NZ$10,000 for the basic living costs. The main standard of the cost of living depends on the standards of accommodation and alimentation . Below is a list of some common accommodation and the respective costs.

Room rent and cooking by yourself
If you prefer an off-campus rent or living with the apartment's owner,the average rental fee will range from NZ$60 to NZ$100 per week,  including electricity and telephone charges. Specific rental price depends on the facilities and location of house.
Or even better, you can get some colleagues and share a house with them. For example, one house with a garden, garage, 3 dormitaries and living room will cost around NZ$320 per week (exclusive of water and electricity).The student can share with other 3 or 4 colleagues and the cost per person is NZ$ 80-100.
If you choose to cook by yourself, then one week's  alimentation cost is about NZ$40. For the whole week, the full cost will be about NZ$ 100-160, a full-year accommodation and alimentation cost will be NZ$ 5200-8300.

School lodge (including food)
New Zealand universities can provide students apartments with catering packages, with a weekly cost of NZ$160 for a 2-sharing room; if you want to choose a single room, the cost is NZ$ 190 each room and the yearly cost is roughly between NZ$8000-9800.

Homestay homestay families
The homestay accommodation service is the choice of most of the first-arrival international students in New Zealand. This kind of accommodation fee ranges between NZ$ 175-220 per week, including accommodation and daily breakfast and dinner( some of the host family also offers lunch), during the weekends, homestay families provide 3 meals per day. The annual cost of homestay is between NZ$ 8800-10560.