Studying abroad can be expensive. While grants may cover some of the costs, it is still important for students to have financial stability. Paperwork and flights may also eat up a big portion of the budget.
To help you plan, we have provided some rough cost estimates for the major stages of enrollment and study abroad. Please note that these are rough guidelines and that actual costs may vary between countries and universities. Universities may also provide information on insurance costs and advice on purchasing study materials, so it is important to contact the specific institution for more accurate figures.
Application fees for overseas universities can vary by country and institution, averaging between $50 and $200 per application.
Consider the cost of preparing for and taking standardized tests such as the IELTS ($167 to $325) or SAT ($60, plus a regional fee of $43).
Visa processing fees are usually between $100 and $250. Consular fees range from $50 to $500 for a student visa.
Accommodation and food costs can vary greatly depending on location and comfort level. Living in a student dormitory can cost between $5,000 and $15,000 per year. Food costs are approximately $2,000 to $6,000 per year.
Some grants allow you to cover these expenses.
The cost of tickets for international flights depends on the date, origin and destination. Keep in mind that prices can fluctuate. Average costs range from 800 to 2000 dollars one way. We recommend buying tickets in advance, as the closer the flight date, the more expensive the ticket.
We also remind you that the international tests are taken in another country, such as Kazakhstan or Turkey.
Translation and notarization costs average between $50 and $200 per document.
On average, health insurance for international students can cost between $200 and $2,000 per year. This is an important investment that will provide your child with medical protection in case of illness or accident.
Instructional materials costs include the cost of textbooks, printed materials, computer software, and other necessary resources. Students can spend between $500 and $1,500 per year on instructional materials.
We recommend planning your finances in advance to ensure that your child has a comfortable and worry-free study abroad experience. Be prepared for unexpected expenses and have a financial backup plan in case of emergencies.
Approximate costs chart
|Expenses||US Dollars||Rubles (current rate)|
|Applications||50 — 200||4750 — 19 000|
|Tests||167 — 385||15 865 — 36 575|
|VIsa fees||100 — 200||9500 — 19 000|
|Consulate fees||50 — 500||4750 — 47500|
|Accomodation||5000 — 15 000 в год||475 000 — 1 425 000|
|Food||2000 — 6000 в год||190 000 — 570 000|
|Flights||800 — 2000||76 000 — 190 000|
|Translations||50 — 200||4750 — 19 000|
|Health insurance||200 — 2000||19 000 — 190 000|
|Instructional materials||500 — 1500||4750 — 142 500|
|Total (excl. accommodation and food costs)||1917 — 6985||182 115 — 663 575|