What are the Hidden Costs of Studying Abroad ?
- May 7, 2018
- Posted by: administrator
- Category: Study Abroad in Dubai
Hidden costs of studying abroad
When you prepare your future year abroad, you probably spend the “budget” stage to get a rough idea of the total cost of your year. Difficult to estimate all the expenses that you will have to face during your stay, even more, when many hidden costs may appear on the way!
So we decided to compile all the hidden costs of a stay abroad to give you a better overview of your future expenses!
Purchase of books and course books:
Generally, in France, the course material is provided by the study abroad consultants during the training without any particular extra need. In many countries, additional books are required and mandatory to deepen the theories seen in class.
Fortunately for you, it is possible to bypass these expenses in different ways partially.
Additional fees of the university:
You already knew the “Tuitions fees” or registration fees before your arrival, no problem at this level. However, upon your arrival at the university, some fees may be added once there.
One can think in particular of the emission of the “Student card,” the registration with associations, with activities or the week of integration which have a significant cost. In total, you can count up to 250 euros extra for your arrival in “small fees” that add to each other. Nothing insurmountable then, but always good to know!
Additional costs related to housing:
Once your home is found, most of you will opt for furnished solutions, whether in a university residence or private housing. But even furnished, the installation within a housing at costs other than rent!
As a general rule, personal items such as bath towels, sheets, duvets, and other useful items such as hair dryers and vacuum cleaners are not provided. These are additional expenses that are added, although it is possible to share some with your roommates.
Expenses during rest periods:
Each university system is different, but it’s a safe bet that during your semester or university year abroad, periods of “break” will appear. Whether it’s before your partials, during the winter or spring break, or just weeks dedicated to revisions, there’s a good chance you’ll have big plans as an international student.
This is often the opportunity for you to make much longer road trips than you do every weekend, travel further, or participate in more activities. In any case, this implies more expenses, often unforeseen in the initial budget! Difficult to evaluate before your departure, they are still to take into account in your initial budget, even to overstate their cost!
The cost of on-site transportation:
If you live in a big city or away from campus to study in Australia, you will need to use the local transportation service. Depending on the city, the cost can vary enormously! A not insignificant cost, therefore, which can weigh on a budget much more than one thinks. This difference can also influence you when looking for housing, a slightly more expensive apartment in the city center that can allow you not to use transport and therefore saves time or money.