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  1. City Student Exchange
  2. Costs and Funding
International students

Costs and Funding

Information about the costs of an exchange programme and what funding you can apply for to help you finance your time away.

General Costs

The actual costs associated with your exchange will vary depending on the destination and location. Some partner institutions are located in less expensive areas, whereas some are within large cities that may be more expensive. You are responsible for all costs associated with your exchange. You are advised to research costs thoroughly before you submit your exchange application.

General costs

Airfares: You are expected to cover all travel costs.

Visa fees: If you are studying outside the EU you may need to apply for a visa. Visa application fees vary between countries, please research the embassy website of the country you will be studying in for the most up to date information on visa fees.

Accommodation: Do not rely on the host institution providing accommodation. You might be required to research alternative private accommodation.

Living costs: You will need to budget weekly costs including food, energy bills, internet access, social activities etc.

Books and other educational expenses: You might be required to purchase academic books or pay for educational trips and excursions.

Health and travel insurance: Many countries outside Europe, such as Australia and the USA require you to obtain specific official student health insurance. This additional cost will need to be included in your budget plans. Please refer to the partner university website for more information on the costs.

Currency exchange costs: Your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money between different currencies. It is recommended that you speak to your bank about such costs before departure.

Tuition Fees

You will only pay tuition fees to City whilst on exchange and not to your host institution. As fees are subject to change, please contact your school's exchange team for up to date fees, based on the duration and type of your exchange.

SASS: SASS.exchanges@city.ac.uk

CASS: cass-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk

Law: law.exchanges@city.ac.uk

Scholarships

There are scholarships available to support you whilst on exchange. However, funding is often limited, therefore when planning your exchange; you should not rely on receiving a scholarship or grant to assist in your exchange endeavours. Your eligibility to receive these scholarships can be dependent on several factors such as the destination and length of study.

The following links and scholarships are available to students for exchange study purposes.

Scholarships Managed by City

For specific questions related to the Santander and Erasmus+ scholarships, please contact Aliya Sorgen, International Partnerships Manager at: aliya.sorgen@city.ac.uk

Region

Provider

Scholarship Name

Eligibility

Funding Available

Selected countries

Santander

Santander Bursary

  • UG
  • Full-time student
  • £500- £1,000

Europe

European Commission

Erasmus+Scholarships

  • UG
  • Full-time student
  • €280-330/month - Study 
  • €380-430/month - Traineeship

Other Scholarships

RegionProviderScholarship NameEligibilityFunding AvailableWebsite
Hong Kong British Council Scholarship for excellence
  • British Citizens
  • UG,PG
  • Good GPA
  • Varies
More information
North Amercia British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association (BUTEX) UK Scholarships
  • UG
  • From UK University is BUTEX Affiliated
  • £500
More information
USA Full Bright Full Bright
  • UK Citizens
  • PG
  • Doctoral students
  • Tuition fees
  • Grant for living costs (one academic year)
More information

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