Fees and funding are an important part of the Study Abroad process.
Tuition Fees and Costs
Students going to America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand
How much will it cost?
The advantage of the UEA year long exchange programme is that you do not pay tuition to your exchange institution in the US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand. These costs are covered by the tuition you pay at UEA, and for the year you are overseas you only pay half of your standard tuition to UEA. However, students will be responsible for payment of their own accommodation and meals while abroad. Students going for one semester pay the full UEA tuition fee.
Because we have nearly 40 exchange agreements with institutions in the US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand it makes it difficult to generalise about costs. Obviously some locations will be more expensive than others and all costs are linked to the pound/dollar exchange rate. Prestigious state and private universities in the US, such as University of Kansas, and the University of Mississippi, cost around $10,000 (approximately £6,000) for room and board for the year. In Canada the amount may be lower. Locations in California calculate basic room and board estimate costs at around $16-18,000 (approximately £10-11,000) for a full academic year. However, some of our exchange agreements arrange for an 'exchange' of room and/or room and board costs. This means you would be paying your usual room and/or room and board costs to UEA, while enjoying the more expensive provision at your US exchange institution for 'free'. Please note that these estimates only cover basic costs, and take no account of an individual's personal expenditure.
The Exchange programme means that it will cost you a tiny fraction of what it would cost on your own, and, perhaps more importantly, it provides you with an invaluable academic and cultural experience, one that most students consider one of the highlights of their time at university.
Students on the ERASMUS programme
Fees to UEA
If you spend a year abroad as an Erasmus student for both semesters, currently you do not pay tuition fees to UEA.
If you spend one semester only abroad, whether as an Erasmus student or not, you are liable for the full UEA tuition fee.
Other Costs for all Students Studying Abroad
Over and above the money you will spend on tuition, housing, food, travel and books, the following are expenses you should not forget about:
* Airline flights - Student Finance England may vary on what it will pay for. It is recommended you find out in advance what financial support you are eligible for.
* Mandatory fees - please note some institutions charge a fee for sports, student activities etc whether or not you participate. These mandatory fees are compulsory for all students and will need to be paid.
* Medical expenses - some host institutions require you to have an X-ray, blood tests, vaccinations and medical history etc, results sent to them before your arrival. The UEA Medical Centre will contact you in January via email or letter regarding the required tests.
* Health insurance - US/Canadian universities and colleges run their own health schemes which vary enormously. When you have found out what cover is provided by your Study Abroad institution, you may want to take out additional insurance.
Arthur Miller Centre Scholarships for students in the School of American Studies
Students accepted on the Year Abroad programme in the School of American Studies will receive travel scholarship worth £1000. These scholarships will be awarded to those students with the best A-Level scores.
The Sir Bernard Feilden Prize for students in the School of World Art Studies and Museology
The Sir Bernard Feilden Prize, worth £750, is awarded annually to the student who shows outstanding interest and ability in Architectural History. Its purpose is to fund travel to undertake research relating to architecture.
More information about University financial support
Student Finance England
Students are entitled to the same grants they receive for their other years of study for the year they spend abroad. They may also be entitled to help with visa, medical and travel costs but will be expected to pay an excess. For more information you should contact Student Finance England
Travel and Mobility Grants
If you study abroad, you may be able to claim back some of your travel costs. You must pay the first £303 of these costs yourself.
You may also be able to get help to cover the costs of medical insurance, visas and vaccinations. When you apply for student finance, you will be asked about where you will be studying as part of your course. If you are eligible to apply for the travel Grant, Student Finance England will send you an application pack.
Mobility grants from the Erasmus programme
As part of the Erasmus programme of European study, mobility grants are currently available to eligible students who want to do part of their higher education course in one of the 31 countries taking part in the scheme.