International at City

  1. International Students
  2. International Partnerships
  1. City Student Exchange Programmes
  2. Outgoing Students

Costs and Funding

The actual costs associated with your exchange will vary depending on the destination and location. Some partner institutions will be located in less expensive areas whereas some are within large cities which can be expensive. Students are responsible for meeting all costs associated with their own exchanges. You are advised to research costs thoroughly, the following includes some general costs:

Airfares: you are expected to cover all travel costs.

Visa fees: if you are studying outside the EU you will need to apply for a visa. Visa application fees vary between countries, the website of your host country's embassy will have the most up to date information on visa fees.

Accommodation: do not rely on the host institution providing accommodation, you will need to research alternative private accommodation.

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

Books and other educational expenses: you maybe required to purchase academic books or pay for educational trips and excursions.

Health and travel insurance: many countries outside Europe require you to obtain their official student health insurance. This additional cost will need to be included in your budget plans.

Currency exchange costs - your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money between different currencies.

Create your own budget sheet using the Budget Calculator

Tuition Fees

You will only pay tuition fees to City whilst on exchange and not to the host institution. Please refer to the study routes and tables below for information regarding tuition fees and exchange exchange periods. Only UK/EU students who receive financial support for their degree from Student Finance England are eligible for the Erasmus Tuition Fee Waiver. Please note the following information concerns academic year 2013/14, more information  should be available soon for 2014/15

Replacement Year

Nationality Exchange period Tuition
UK / EU 1 Term Erasmus Pay full tuition fees to City
UK / EU 2 Terms Erasmus Pay £1,000
International 1 Term Erasmus Pay full tuition fees to City
International 2 Terms Erasmus Pay £2,000
UK / EU 1 Term (Outside E.U) Pay full tuition fees to City
UK / EU 2 Terms (Outside E.U) Pay £1,000
International 1 Term (Outside E.U) Pay full tuition fees to City
International 2 Terms (Outside E.U) Pay £2,000

Sandwich Year

Nationality Exchange period Tuition
UK / EU 2 Terms Erasmus Pay £1,000
International 2 Terms Erasmus Pay £2,000
UK / EU 2 Terms (Outside E.U) Pay £1,000
International 2 Terms (Outside E.U) Pay £2,000

Scholarships

There are scholarships available to support you whilst on exchange. However, please remember that scholarship funding is often limited, therefore when planning your exchange, you should not rely on receiving a scholarship or grant to assist in your exchange endeavors. 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. The scholarships cover regions including North America, Europe and Asia.

Region Provider Scholarship Name Eligibility Funding Available Website
Korea ASEM DUO Korea
  • EU Citizens
  • UG, PG
  • €8,000
More information
Thailand ASEM DUO Thailand
  • EU Citizens
  • UG, PG
  • £800 per month
More information
Hong Kong British Council Scholarship for excellence
  • British Citizens
  • UG,PG
  • Good GPA
  • £4,000
More information
India Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Commonwealth Scholarships
  • British Citizens
  • Must not have studied in India before
  • Accommodation costs
  • Tuition fees
  •  Medical claims
  •  Travel costs
More information
Singapore Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Citizens of any Commonwealth country,
  • PG
  •  applicants should have at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly Grant
  • Conference allowance

More information
Europe European Commission Erasmus Scholarships
  • UG
  • completed at least one year of university level study
  • University Staff
  • €372 per month
More information
Europe The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe in cooperation with Deuthsche Bahn Inter-Rail Global Passes
  • EU Citizens
  • Applicants must undertake a research topic regarding a current cultural or political development in the context of European integration
  • €399
More information
Germany The German Academic Exchange Service Dependent on Institution and Organisation
  • PG
  • Doctoral students
  • Dependent on Institution and Organisation
France Cultural Department of the French Embassy Entente Cordiale Language Scholarships
  • PG, studying arts, humanities, business, medicine, sciences and engineering
  • To study in Paris or outside £7500
  • Contribution of £3000 pa towards the payment of tuition fees.
More information
Canada The Association of Commonwealth Universities Canada Memorial Foundation Scholarships
  • UK Citizens
  • UG, expected to gain upper class honors
  • Maintenance allowance
  •  Return airfare
  • Approved tuition fees
  • Books
  • Travel
  • Health insurance
More information
North America BUNAC Educational Schorlarships Trust BEST Scholarships
  • UK Citizens
  • PG
  • $5,000 -10,000
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
World-wide The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowships
  • UK Citizens
  • Duration must be 4-8 weeks
  • Return airfare
  • Insurance
  • Travel within the host country
More information
World-wide Student Finance England SFE Travel Bursary
  • UG
  • Full-time student
  • £303 less travel costs

More Information

Please see the following for more information about scholarships: