You will continue to pay tuition fees to Queen Mary for the period of study overseas. Students who participate on the exchange programme for one academic year will be charged half the normal tuition fee for that period. You will not pay an additional tuition fee to the overseas institution. Students who are funded by Student Finance England can continue to receive Student Finance while studying abroad. If you are paying a 50% tuition fee to Queen Mary then your Tuition Fee Loan will be reduced accordingly. There is a specific rate of Maintenance Loan for overseas study, which is less that the London rate - in 2010/11 the maximum amount of Maintenance Loan for overseas study is £5895. If you are eligible to receive a Queen Mary Bursary, you can receive this during your study abroad year.
You should contact any other bodies involved with your finances to see how participation on the programme may affect their contribution.
All other costs such as travel, accommodation, living expenses, health insurance, campus charges etc must be met by the student.
Participation in these exchanges will almost certainly cost more than remaining at Queen Mary for the year; estimated living costs, based on information provided by exchange institutions are given below. Students' experiences suggest that these figures err on the low side. Please note that the exchange university will not provide the required documentation for obtaining your visa unless you can demonstrate that you have access to the recommended recommended amount of funds (personal savings, family support, Student Finance etc). Therefore if you receive Student Finance, you should apply as early as possible so that you have evidence of this in good time for your visa application.
|University||Full year||Autumn semester|
|UCal: Berkeley||15,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Davis||14,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Irvine||17,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Los Angeles||21,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Riverside||13,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Santa Barbara||14,500 USD||N/A|
|UCal: Santa Cruz||20,000 USD||N/A|
|UCal: San Diego||18,000 USD||N/A|
|Hunter College, NYC||18,000 USD||9,000 USD|
|Miami||20,370 USD||10,815 USD|
|Richmond||18,000 USD||9,000 USD|
|Boston||19,000 USD||9,500 USD|
|Melbourne||25,100 AUD||12,550 AUD|
|Western Australia||25,000 AUD||12,500 AUD|
|Nanyang||20,000 SGD||10,000 SGD|
|SKKU||12m KRW||6m KRW|
Figures/quotes relate to the 2012/13 academic year.