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How Much is a Study Abroad Semester in England?

How Much is a Study Abroad Semester in England?

England, one of the most popular and classic study abroad destinations also happens to be one of the more expensive ones -- particularly once you factor in tuition. Although you can take advantage of student discounts and keep living expenses reasonable, tuition will be the most expensive part of studying abroad in England.

How much can you expect to spend on tuition for a semester in England?

For non-EU students, a semester in England can cost anywhere from $7,323 for tuition while directly enrolling at the University of Chichester to a whopping $32,335 at the prestigious University of Cambridge. Somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 USD is more the norm for tuition, though.

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How much does it cost to live in England for a semester?

Expect to spend about $6,200 - 7,000 for basic living costs and accommodation (if your program doesn't include it in their fees). For those of you who have to organize housing on your own, UniPlaces and Beroomers are good places to search for rooms (and get pricing estimates!) A few additional examples of expenses you might want to prepare for include:

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals
  • $8 - inexpensive meal (fast food)
  • $15.50 - pub/ restaurant meal
  • $67 - average weekly grocery bill
Monthly rent $850 - $1,000
Utilities About $80 per month
Cell phone About $30 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: $60
Personal expenses
  • Pair of jeans: $80
  • 0.5L of beer: $5
  • Cappuccino: $4
  • Movie ticket: $12
Sources: Cost of Living in England and Accommodation in England.

What's the average price of a flight to England?

Fortunately, flights in and out of London tend to be fairly affordable. Depending on where in the U.S. you're flying from, you can spend about $600 - $900 in round trip airfare. If you're headed to another part of England, be sure to factor in the cost of a train or additional flight to get there from London.

How much does it cost to study abroad for a semester in England?

The total price of a semester in England could run you as low as $14,200 if you're super thrifty and score a cheap flight, to $30,000 (or more if you're heading to Cambridge). Most students will fall somewhere in between.

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Jessie Beck

A Washington DC native, Jessie Beck studied in Dakar and Malta, taught in Costa Rica, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Madagascar before ending up at Go Overseas as Editor / Content Marketing Director. Find her on her personal blog, Beat Nomad.