Study abroad: Cost of study and living in US, UK, Canada, Germany and Poland


So many students preparing to study abroad will like to know how much money they will need to budget for their study. The reason is that studying abroad can sometimes be expensive depending on the country one hopes to enroll for his/her study. For example, to study in places like Canada, UK and the US, you may need to budget between $10,000 to $40,000 for tuition fees per year, and upto $700 for living cost every month.

But, countries like Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, have low tuition universities with tuition fees usually ranging from $2000 to $5000 per year and cost of living estimated at $300 to $400 per month. So you can see that the amount of money needed to study abroad depends on factors such as living cost and the tuition fees of universities in the country.

Today, I will be talking about the cost of studying in the places like the US, UK, Canada, Germany and Poland. I will place much emphasis on the tuition fees as well as well as living cost in these areas.

Cost of studying in the US

The cost of studying in the US is relatively high compared with other places. A tuition fee for one academic year is estimated at $10,000 to $20,000 for public universities, $15,000 to $30,000 for private universities, and $8000 to $12,000 for community colleges.

Cost of studying in the UK

Studying and living in the UK can be very very expensive depending on the area. Tuition fees in most of the universities average £12,000 to £18,000 per year for international students and may be cheaper for UK citizens. The cost of living in the UK is estimated at £800 to £1000 per month, though this depends on the area and spending habbit of the student.

Cost of studying in Canada

Many people feel that studying in Canada can be very expensive, but this is not true. There are universities in Canada with very low tuition fees which usually ranges from $5000 to $7000 for international students. These universities include; Brandon University, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. So if you don’t have money to study in expensive schools like University of Toronto or McGill University, why not enroll in these low tuition universities.

Cost of studying in Germany

Public universities in Germany are operating tuition free. This means that as a student, you are exempted from paying tuition fees. You only need to budget for the living cost which is a little bit high in Germany, estimated at €500 to €700 euro which covers the cost of accommodation, travels, food, books for one month.

Cost of studying in Poland

It’s really cheap to study in Poland. The average tuition fees is put at €2000 to €5000 euro for courses that are instructed in English language. Cost of living too is quite affordable and ranges from €300 to €400 per month. So if you cannot afford the huge tuition to study in places like the UK and US, why not make up your mind to study in Poland.