So, I've only just started looking at costs for full-time undergraduate study (I'm using Edinburgh Uni for a lot of the information at the moment as it's currently my first choice). I'm looking at about £11,100 per year for tuition alone. Then I need to look at living costs (maybe £400 per month at the least?). Moving/visas/etcetera is not going to be free or cheap, either.
How am I going to pay for this?
- The likelihood of me getting a scholarship is low, and all the scholarships for international students I've found seem to be only for students from the US/Canada/EU/select countries in Asia.
- I would be willing (in fact prefer) to work during my degree, but the work/pay/hours I'd get wouldn't cover all my living costs, right? If someone can disprove this I'd be very happy...
I'm so undereducated in student finance/loans/grants/etcetera that I'm not really sure what my options are. Can anyone throw out a few options/ideas that I can look into further?
Any Australians who have studied/are currently studying/are going to study in the UK out there? How did you pay for everything?
I don't really want to be draining my dad's account and owing him money until I'm old and grey...
I am coming to England from Canada and I am applying for a student loan maybe you should try the same - its not out of question for them to loan you a good 10k to help you with your studies - even if you are going abroad.
Yeah I am studying on student loans too. However, the loan amount isn't exactly high, plus the interest rate is kinda scary. I understand your pain OP.
I'm in exactly the same situation - the scholarships generally offered to international students are directly aimed at countries like China and Malaysia (&etc.). In addition, all the commonwealth trusts are for phD students, which really gets me riled up. The UK is great in terms of supporting its own students, but as been stipulated, the rest of us either have to forfeit the opportunity, or take out massive loans.
I think I'm going to try for the loan if I get accepted in any case.
It is possible to survive solely on a part time job while at uni, but it is tough.
My gf did it as she couldn't get student loans from the UK or back home so basically had no money except what she earned each week which just about covered rent/bills/food.
However, since she was an EU student she got a course fee loan and therefore doesn't have to worry about paying for that just yet.
Do you know if you have to pay the £11k up front?
Have you looked into HECS? I know some countries pay loans/grants to their students even if they study overseas, but not sure if Australia is one of them.
you wont need £400 a month
Not sure how much rent is in Edinburgh but in Bath I usually spend about £500 a month.
Then £xx on bits and bobs, going out etc.
don't know about the situation in 2009 but now I'd expect you to show you can pay at least a year before you get a visa.