This is going to be a huge surprise for many. The Most Expensive Countries for International Students is not USA
Australia is more expensive compared to USA. This is due to strengthening of Australian Dollar. UK comes in third place with expense just above $30,000.
I wasn’t expecting Germany to be the least expensive country with yearly expense just above $6,000.
There is a huge difference in cost between Germany and top 3 countries – Australia, USA and UK.
I would have been happy if New Zealand was included in the above study.
Methodology used for this calculation is actually quite simple : data from previous studies.
- The research was compiled from data in 13 countries around the world
- Fees represent the average tuition cost for international students based on the top 10 largest institutions in each relevant country (sourced from individual institution data)
- Cost of living sourced from HESA Global Education Rankings 2010 where possible and adjusted to account for inflation and from Expatitsan.co.uk and HSBC Studying Abroad Research (Oct 2012)
- Ivy League costs based on total average costs for attending a top ranked US University according to Forbes.
- US Dollar conversion exchange rate as at July 17, 2013
- The number of international students enrolled in U.S. colleges climbed 6% to a record 764,495 in 2011, according to a study in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication
Most Expensive Countries for International Students
|Country||Annual Fees||Annual Cost of
|United Arab Emirates||$21,371||$6,004||$27,375|
|In US$ per year|
Studying abroad is more beneficial in long run. You get new perspective and long term career impact.
But choice of country depends on one’s career goals, affordability and feeling confident about the choice of higher education destination.
Now, you have a good idea about cost of studying in various countries.
After viewing the cost of studying in Germany, would you consider Germany or at least explore the possibility of studying in Germany even if it wasn’t your top destination to study abroad?