How much will it cost?
- All students studying abroad must inform Student Finance when applying funding for the year during which you will be abroad.
- For students studying abroad for one semester, your tuition fee will be unchanged.
- For students studying abroad for one year (e.g. Modern Languages students), you will pay 15% of your usual tuition fee.
GrantsAll students may be eligible to apply for a Student Finance Travel Grant. Students studying in Europe may be eligible to apply for Erasmus+ funding, whilst Roehampton students studying outside Europe for a semester may apply for a BUTEX scholarship.
Turn2us offers people in financial hardship charitable grants (a Roehampton student studying abroad in Spring 2017 was awarded a grant).
If you are supported by Student Finance you will continue to receive funding. If you are in receipt of a London supplement you may not receive this during the exchange, however. We recommend that you budget around £5,000 for your study abroad to cover your flight, visa, accommodation, health insurance and other expenses. You will need to demonstrate that you are able to support yourself during the exchange when you apply to your host university.
Global Graduates offers all students advice and tips on the financial aspects of studying abroad, amongst others.
Exchange costs vary depending on where you study and your lifestyle. Although there are no extra tuition fees, other costs are involved. Some expenses you should consider are:
- Travel to and from your host country
- Travel within your host country
- Health and travel insurance
- Meals and social activities
- Visas (unless you are an EU citizen studying in another EU country)
Wanting to make the most of your experience while you are abroad, you may travel or participate in activities that you do not normally undertake at home. Think very carefully before applying about whether and how you will be able to support yourself financially during your time abroad. Remember that exchange rates can fluctuate at any time, suddenly making your exchange much more expensive, or cheaper!