How much does an exchange cost?

How much does an exchange cost?

A study experience abroad always involves additional costs such as language course fees, visas, insurance, airfare and other travel expenses. The total amount of additional costs depends on the destination and your personal expenses.

Please do make sure that you make a realistic budget overview for yourself before deciding where you would like to go. Do not calculate receiving possible scholarships or grants within this budget overview as you can never be sure if you will actually receive them. If you do, see it as extra spending money.

Please read the study reports of your predecessors on Blackboard, as all students mentioned their budget spent.
In the factsheets of our partner universities (to be found on Blackboard as well) and/or on their webpages, most universities mention the approximate costs for an exchange at their school.
Always look for extra costs involved, some might be mentioned in their application requirements.
For example:

Some universities in countries such as the USA or Australia need proof that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay at the host university. Selected students for these universities need to show evidence at the time of application (around February) at the host university that they have the equivalent of approximately $ 5000 or more on their or their parents’ bank account. In some cases, grants and scholarships are available.